|Walk Through||Similar to that of a rehearsal or dry run|
A background actor or extra is a performer in a film, television show, stage, musical, opera or ballet production, who appears in a nonspeaking or nonsinging (silent) capacity, usually in the background.
|Wardrobe Assistant||A role providing support with costumes and accessories|
|Wardrobe Department||The costume department|
|Wedges||Pieces of wood used for levelling and stabilizing camera equipment and tracks|
|WGA||Writers Guild of America|
|WGGB||Writers Guild of Great Britain|
|Whip Pan||A very quick camera pan that creates a blur on the screen|
|White Balance||The process of the camera focussing on something white, such as a piece of paper, to restore the correct colour|
|Whodunnit||A story dealing with mystery, frequently revealing the identity of a murderer at the end|
|Wide Angle Lens||A lens that allows a camera to cover a wider area than a normal lens|
|Wide Shot||When the camera is positioned to capture the majority of the action in a scene|
|Widescreen||A letterbox picture format, typically with 1.85:1 or 2:35.1 aspect ratio|
|Wild Sound / Track||The audio recording of the environment youre shooting in with no dialogue spoken|
A rough version of a film, used by the editors during the editing process. Such copies generally contain original sound that will later be cleaned up, stock footage can be used as placeholders for missing shots that maybe added later.
|Wrap||The point at which the shoot or a production finishes|