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Call Sheet:

The daily schedule of scenes to be shot and the actors, crew and equipment that will be working. Individual call time as well as location and weather notes are also included. See Call Time.

Camera Left:

Subjects or objects are positioned at the left side of the frame or move toward the left side of the frame. Screen direction is opposite to theatrical direction. As you view the scene in front of the camera, Camera Left is parallel to your left-hand side. To move Camera Left: a performer moves in the direction of his or her right-handed side; to move Stage Left: a performer moves in the direction of his or her left-handed side.

Call Time:

The actual time you are due to arrive on set.

Camera Right:

The opposite of Camera Left. As you view the scene in front of the camera, Camera Right is parallel to your right-hand side. To move Camera Right: a performer moves in the direction of his or her left-handed side; to move Stage Right, a performer moves in the direction of his or her right-handed side.

Callback:

A follow-up to an interview or audition.

Camera Run Out:

Signifies that the magazine of film has emptied before the finish of the shot.

Cameo:

A small part in a film usually performed by a distinguished actor.

Casting Director:

Is the producer's representative responsible for selecting performers for consideration by the producer.

Camera Boom:

A sturdy mobile mount on which a camera is affixed and can be attached to a vehicle, a tripod, or a dolly. The term for the camera's vertical movement is: Boom Up and Boom Down.

Cattle Call:

An audition mob scene: often, and "open call"