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Film & Television Dictionary – Letter H
Hair Light: A light whose purpose is to accentuate an actor’s hair.
Hand Crank: A camera that runs on a spring wound system instead of electric power.
Hand Held: To shoot something hand held means that the camera is free from a tripod, it is usually attached to a camera rig and mounted on the operators shoulder for better control.
Headroom: The space between the top of the actors head and the top of the frame. “Give me a little more head room”
Hero: A prop, car, or any element that is featured during shooting. For example. When using prop guns or weapons, many different may be used in wide shots, but there is usually one particular prop that will be used in close ups or inserts.
Hero Room: A room that will be used for filming in a house or location
Hiatus: A break or temporary hold in a production. “We are on hiatus for Christmas holidays”
Hi Hat: A small camera mount attached to a piece of wood for doing shots that are very low to the ground.
HMI: Hydrogen Medium Arc-Length Iodide, Halogen Metal Iodide or Hydrogen Mercury Incandescent. An HMI is a blue coloured light often used to artificially create daylight or moonlight in film and television lighting.
Hold the Roll: A term used to stop the action temporarily. “Hold the roll, we have an issue with the hair”
Honeywagon: A unit or trailer that often contains the washrooms, A.D. Box and other portable rooms.
Hot Spot: An overexposed or bright portion of the frame, image, scene or set.
Hot Set: A hot set is a set in which furniture, props and art department items have been placed and are ready for camera, the pieces are marked with tape and should not be moved for consistency.