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Walk-On: A very brief role.
Walla Walla: Background noises, also known as rhubarb.
Wardrobe Master: (More usually Wardrobe Mistress) Responsible for the making (under the direction of the Designer), repair and washing of all costumes.
Wardrobe: The clothing a performer wears on camera in a scene.
Wash Light: Light used to give a general illumination of the stage; quite often a specific color is used in a wash.
Way: Another word for "channel".
WGA: Writers Guild of America.
Wide-Angle Lens: Any lens with a focal length shorter than normal, thus allowing a greater area to be photographed. A wide-angle lens alters perspective by making nearby objects seem relatively larger than those far away and by increasing the apparent distance between objects both laterally and in depth.
Wild Spot: A commercial which is contracted to air on a station-by-station basis, rather than by a network.
Wild Track: A soundtrack having no direct relationship to the picture.
Wings: The sides of the stage, out of sight of the audience, where actors stand before making their entrance, and where props are kept, ready to be brought onto the stage.
Wipe: A transitional device in which one image slowly replaces another by pushing the other out of the way.
Work Call: A time period during which the crew is called to work on any technical element of a production without actors or rehearsal.
Work Lights: Lights used for general illumination of the stage when not in performance.
Working Drawings: Drawings to scale that give specifics of both set and prop construction.
Wrap: What the director calls out when the days' filming is completed. Finishing principal photography on a production.

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