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"Hold That One"
 
HMI (Hydrargium Medium Iodide)

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"Hold That One":

A director's instruction to the continuity supervisor not to circle a particular take number for printing but to mark it as "hold" until further notice. It may be chosen for printing later, at which time the continuity supervisor will inform the camera assistant and sound mixer to circle that particular take.

Health and Retirement (or Pension & Health):

An additional amount of money paid by the employer to cover benefits under union contracts.

Hand Model:

A performer whose hands are used to double for others.


HDTV (High Definition Television): The most recent American broadcast standard, using a digital signal to send the ultra high-quality, sharp pictures in wide-screen format -- to be compatible with any future, computerize wide-screen television sets

Hiatus:

Time in which a TV series is out of production.

Hand-Held Camera:

Any camera that is held and operated by the hands of the camera operator when filming. See Arriflex; Movicam; Panaflex; Steadicam.

High Angle:

The camera is shooting from a height, focusing downward on a scene. See Camera Boom; Crane Shot.

Head Shot:

A still photo, usually 8"x10", showing head and shoulders.

High Hat/Hi Hat:

A very low tripod on which a camera is mounted for shooting scenes from an extremely low angle. Sometimes the device is placed in a dugout in the ground to achieve the ultimate of a low angle effect. The device acquired its name because it resembles a man's evening top hat.

Head-On Shot:

A shot in which the action advances directly toward the camera.

HMI (Hydrargium Medium Iodide):

A high-intensity, lightweight lamp whose rays simulate daylight brightness. See Arc Light; Night-for-Day.