W

  • W - A notation on the call sheet indicating that an actor is working that day.
  • WAIVERS - Union-approved permission for deviation from the terms of a contract.
  • WALKAWAY - A meal break in which all cast and crew are on their own to get lunch.
  • WARDROBE - The clothing a performer wears on camera.
  • WARDROBE ALLOWANCE - A maintenance fee paid to on-camera talent for the use (and dry cleaning) of talent’s own clothing.
  • WARDROBE FITTING - A session held prior to production to prepare a performer’s costumes.
  • WEATHER PERMIT CALL - Due to weather conditions, the production company has the option to release an actor four hours after the call time (if the camera has not started to roll) with a reduced rate of pay for the day.
  • WEB BROWSER - A browser is an application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web. Commonly: Internet Explorer (IE), Netscape, Opera, Lynx, Mozilla
  • WGA - Writers Guild of America
  • WGC - Writers Guild of Canada
  • W/N - Will Notify. A notation on a call sheet that tells the actor that he/she will probably work that day but the specific time has not yet been decided.
  • WRAP - The completion of a day’s filming or of the entire production.
  • WRAP PARTY - The end of the production party.

Film Terms Glossary –San Antonio Film Academy

  • Walla: Background ambience or noises added to create the illusion of sound taking place outside of the main action in a picture.
  • Wedges: Wood wedges cut from 2×4 lumber which is used for leveling and stabilizing.
  • Western Dolly: A dolly with four large soft tires, which is used as a camera dolly on smooth floors or on plywood. It is also used to transport other equipment.
  • Wild Track: Audio elements that are not recorded in synch with the picture.