Glossary

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Under 5 (U-5)
 
Use Cycle
Under 5 (U-5):

In AFTRA Contracts, a speaking role having 5 lines or less.

Upgrade:

Acknowledgement by a producer that a player hired as a background performer has performed principal work, resulting in principal payment.

Undercrank:

To run the camera at a speed less than the normal 24fps. This creates speeded up motion when projection on the screen at the normal25 fps. See Overcrank; Ramping Up/Down.

Upstage:

1) The area farthest from the camera. Moving upstage means moving toward the background (BG) of the setup. See Downstage. 2) To draw attention upon oneself at the expense of a fellow performer.

Understudy:

A performer hired to do a role only if the featured player is unable to perform.

Use Cycle:

Any 13 week period in which a commercial is actually aired; Used to determine payment schedule for residuals and often differing from holding cycles.