The grouping or arrangement of performers; the patterns of movement in a dramatic activity.
The movements and positions that the director works out with the actors in rehearsal for dramatic effectâ€”and so they wonâ€™t bump into each on stage. The stage manager makes a careful note of blocking directions for later reference.
the predetermined movement of the actors within a given scene as well as the setup and positioning of the cameras, lights and other technical equipment
physical movements of cast members on stage given by the director. A blocking rehearsal establishes these; it is the first step in staging.
Directions given to the actors for movements and actions on the stage.
Rejecting information or ideas offered by another player. One of the most common problems experienced by new improvisors. In conventional theatre, the term is used to mean something different (pre-planned stage movement).
Arranging the movement and actions of the cast on stage.
The physical arrangement of the actors' movements on stage.
The pictures formed by the actor's movement onstage usually determined by the director with assistance from the actor and often written down in a script using commonly accepted theatrical symbols.
The specific staging of a play's movements, ordinarily by the director. "Blocking" refers to the precise indications of where actors are to move, moment by moment, during the performance. Often this is worked out ("blocked out") on graph paper by the director beforehand.
The working out of the physical movements of actors in a play.
Where the actors move on stage.
Rejecting information or ideas offered by another player. One of the most common problems experienced by new improvisers. In conventional theatre, the term is used to mean something different. In caregiving, the term can mean the same except insert caregiver instead of player.
the actual physical movements by Actresss in any scene
Movement of the actor onstage, most commonly given by the director.
The setting of the actors' positions and moves at the beginning of rehearsals. Occasionally known as plotting, but this term is usually reserved for use in lighting.
Planning the movement in a scene. The planned physical movements by actors in a scene.
Arranging moves to be made by the actors.
The actual physical movements by performers in any scene. Also can refer to the movements of the camera.
Rehearsal to determine the position and movement of the camera, actors, and crew during a particular shot or scene.
Working out the physical movements of performers and/or camera in a scene
Positioning of you and your equipment on the stage. Also your intended movement on the stage.
To establish camera angles and positions and the movements and positions of actors before a production rehearsal.
The arrangements made for the composition of a scene, especially the placement and movements of actors.
Actors are directed to stand or move to particular places on the stage. In both television and theatre this can be very specific and the actor has to find their "mark" so that the shot will line up for the camera and the sound boom or in the case of theatre.
The direction by the director for movement or placement on the set.
A term with multiple and conflicting industry usage. 1) May be used to express the inability to connect a single input of a switching array to multiple outputs simultaneously without any input loading or mismatches. If multiple outputs are connected to a given input, proportional input loading will occur. 2) In multi-stage switching arrays (tri-stage or 3-stage), it refers to the possibility that the user may not be able to route an input to an output at all times (blocking due to unavailable middle stages). See Non-Blocking. It is possible that even if blocking occurs, the switching array may be able to be reinitialized in a logical order to avoid the blocking conditions.
The placement and movement of actors in a dramatic presentation.
Arranging where the lights will go and how they will hit the talent before shooting gets underway. Commonly done before the scene with the stand-ins and lighting crew in preparation for the actors.
The moving about of people on stage; in opera rehearsals the stage director creates the patterns of movement that occur while the opera progresses. The process of establishing these patterns is called the blocking.
The plotting talent, camera, microphone placement and movement in a film or video production.
The movement that the director gives the actors, telling them where and when to move during the performance.
the actual physical movements by actors in any scene.
The process of working the arrangement of actors on stage with relationship to the furniture. Purposes are to tell the story, develop characterization, set mood, and also to create suspense.
The placing of actors on a stage in a scene. Directors will sue blocking to make sure all the actors can be seen by the audience in a scene and to define the focus of the scene.
The planning and working out of the movements of actors on stage.
The moving of people around the stage by the stage director to set up the patterns that will be followed during the performance of the opera
Blocking is a theatre term which refers to the precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, or opera.
Blocking or denial is a term used in theatrical improvisation (or improv) and theatre sports to designate an actor who does not accept the dramatic world set up by other actors and declines 'offers' made by an actor to come into that dramatic imaginary world.
In animation, more commonly in 3D computer animation, blocking refers to the creation of key poses to establish timing and placement of characters and props in a given scene or shot. Blocking is commonly the first step in the pose-to-pose style of animating, as opposed to the straight-ahead style of animation (though blocking sometimes plays a role in straight-ahead as well.) Blocking poses are not necessarily exclusively keyframes.