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"Call"?

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Call.

    How many definitions are there for this word in our industry?
     
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    porkchop Well-Known Member

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    Off the top of my head
    The Call - the time before the show or next act start
    Call - As in call the q's for a show
    Caller - person doing said calling

    I'm sure it has some rigging definition involving communication just not sure what it would be
     
  3. Dionysus

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    Rehearsal/Show Call - The time at which said starts
    i.e. any "call time".
    Cue Call - The giving of Cue instructions
    Focus Calling - The lighting designer 'calls' the focus, directing how it proceeds.
    Spotter Calls - When someone is keeping an eye on the movement of something, he/she calls how it is progressing (i.e. "MORE STAGE RIGHT", "COME IN", etc)

    I kind of hit it somewhat broadly I believe, but I think I hit all the ones I know off hand.... Might remember something in a half hour or so lol.
     
  4. sk8rsdad

    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    There's also the casting call, sometimes called a "cattle call" for extras.
     
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    Call backs.
     
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    1) An event, such as a casting call, focus call, set call, show call, rehearsal call, photo call, etc.

    1.5) The time which any of the above starts.

    2) A command or the act of giving said command, such as calling a cue/calling a show or calling focus.

    3) What the SM, ASM, or other person of authority does about a minute after definition for any given 1.5 passes using the production contact list and a cell phone.

    That's all I've got right now
     
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    Curtain Call - At the end of the show when the Company comes out to take a bow.
     
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    Phone Call... self explanatory...

    I don't know if there is a name for it, but the "Oh, S%^&!" call at midnight before opening night to tech support or a rental shop to get a critical piece of broken equipment fixed or replaced...
     
  9. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Very good submissions. The only one I can think of that's missing is "Judgment or decision. 'You're the TD--it's your call, whether or not we work overtime.'"

    Now, who wants to write all this up in a glossary entry? :dance:
     
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    You guys forgot my favorite though liper is close....


    "Call me if there's a probelm."
     
  11. gafftapegreenia

    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods

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    There is always the call employers do to ask you to come in even when not scheduled.

    "Yea, see, so and so just took off so, we need you to come in"
     
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    definitely my favorite...
     
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    jonliles Active Member Fight Leukemia

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    What about a "close call" - a near miss narrowly avoiding injury to people or equipment
     
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    Van CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Even with all the Colorful modifiers I think the Definition of "Call" actually only has meaning;
    1. The act of ordering an event into acion.

    " But Van, What about Crew Call?"
    We don't ask, "what call?" we ask, " What time is call?" ie " what time is the person in charge going to expect us to be there so they can start shouting orders ?"

    "What about 'Calling' Cues?" The Call is the order to go.

    Call Backs?
    Ordering someone to return to the theatre to see if they can get a job.

    Call = Command

    IMHO
     

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