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Half (The): Half an hour before
the first actors are due on stage (i.e. 35 minutes before the show begins).
All actors must be in their dressing rooms by the Half. Traditionally
the audience is allowed into the auditorium at that point. Traditionally
too, the House Manager blows a whistle in the auditorium to announce the
Hand Model: A performer whose hands are used in movies, television
or commercial productions.
Hand Props: Properties that are handled by actors during the performance.
Hand-off: The action of a crew member handling a prop for an actor
at a designated time and place during a performance.
Hanging: The process of putting a lighting instrument in its designated
spot according to the light plot.
Head Shot: A still photograph, generally 8" x 10", showing
head and shoulders.
Hiatus: Time during which a television series is out, or on break,
from actual production.
High-Angle Shot: A shot taken from above a subject, creating a sense of
"looking down" upon whatever is photographed.
High-Key: light brilliantly illuminates a set.
Hold (on Hold): A contractual obligation for a Performer to be
available for work.
Holding Fee: Set payment by an advertiser to retain the right to
use a performer's services, image or likeness on a product exclusion basis.
Honey Wagon: A truck or towed vehicle containing one or more dressing
rooms and/or production offices and mobile restrooms.
Hot Set: Hands Off! This is a set that has been used or has been
prepared for use and is NOT to be Disturbed.
Hot Spot: The area of the greatest illumination projected by a
House Lights: Lights used to illuminate the area where the audience
House Manager: In charge of everything which happens front of house
(FoH ): box office, ushers/usherettes, the bars, cash, etc..
House Tabs: The curtains across the front of the stage.
House: The part of the theatre where the audience sits. See also