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Off Screen (OS)
 
Out Take

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Off Screen (OS):

Refers to an action or sound within the scene but out of the range of the camera's view. See Off-Camera. (OC and OS are often used interchangeably.)

Open Call:

An interview situation open to anyone.

Off-Camera (OC):

Refers to an action or sound that is out of the range of the camera view.

Out Clause:

Section of a contract allowing the performer to terminate the agreement under certain circumstances.

Off-Mike:

Refers to a voice or sound that is out of the correct recording range of the microphone.

Out of Frame:

Refers to subjects, objects, or actions, or parts thereof that are not within the picture as seen by the camera lens.

On a Bell:

Refers to the time period after a single bell warns that all stirring within the sound stage or shooting area must cease for the duration of filming a take. When the take is finished, two bells signal that activity may resume.

Out of Sync:

1. When filming, the running speeds of the camera and the sound recorder do not coincide. 2. In a projected film, the picture and the sound are not properly aligned.

On Camera:

Refers to subjects, objects, or actions that are in front of the camera, being filmed.

Out Take:

1. A shot that was not printed (see "B" Negative). 2. Apiece of film that was deleted in the course of editing.