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TV Production Basics

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1. A feature found on some zoom lenses that allows the operator to focus on objects very close to the lens.






2. Automatic gain control. An internal control device - for either audio or video signals - that automatically increases or decreases the strength of the incoming sound of picture to maintain optimum strength.






3. Close up- A view of a subject from a relatively short distance. A close-up of a person - for instance - might include only the person's face.






4. Sincerity - Organize--don't memorize cue cards - On camera clothing - Make-up and hair






5. A person who sets mics in a studio or location setting and/ or operates the audio console.






6. A method of representing video or audio signals that uses discrete 'on' and 'off' pulses. The value of a digital signal at any point can be either 'off'(0) or 'on'(1)






7. helps with routine stuff - anything the director needs - timing of production






8. The directors key assistant in charge of all production concerns on the floor. Example: communicate with talent






9. A principle of composition that divides the TV screen into thirds - horizontally and vertically and places objects of interest at the points where the lines intersect.






10. A camera mount - usually used in studio productions - that facilitates smooth movement of the camera across the studio floor and limited range of camera height adjustment.






11. The person in charge of the creative aspects of a production and all the procedures that occur in the studio or field.






12. The person who makes sure the script is appearing on the right part of the prompter screen so the talent can read it properly.






13. A three legged camera mount - sometimes equipped with casters to facilitate camera movement.






14. A method of representing video or audio signals that uses discrete 'on' and 'off' pulses. The value of a digital signal at any point can be either 'off'(0) or 'on'(1)






15. Extreme close up- A very close shot of a person or object - used to intensify drama or show close detail.






16. A device used to record video and audio information onto a magnetic tape. Stands for videotape recorder






17. The area where all video signals are mixed. The director and technical director (and other crew members) control all program elements from this location.






18. To move the camera and its mount closer to or farther from the subject.






19. 1) To pivot the camera vertically by pointing the camera mounting head up or down. 2) the shot produced by tilting a camera.






20. A person who deals with the look of sets and other artistic aspects of a television program.






21. A principle of composition that divides the TV screen into thirds - horizontally and vertically and places objects of interest at the points where the lines intersect.






22. 1) To turn a camera horizontally by rotating the camera mounting head. 2) The shot produced by panning a camera. 3) A rectangular floodlight






23. people who deliver lines






24. The original television standard approved in the United States in the 1940s. The letter stand for National Television System Committee.






25. The stage during which all the shooting for a program is undertaken.






26. The place in a studio complex where people who are about to appear on a TV show can wait.






27. A camera view of the subject from a relatively great distance usually showing the subject in its entirety.






28. A camera view of the subject from a relatively great distance - usually showing the subject in its entirety.






29. A person who deals with the look of sets and other artistic aspects of a television program.






30. Makes sure camera match - lighting






31. Interns - Cable Pullers - 2nd Assistant Directors






32. A digital interface that allows the simultaneous transfer of audio and video information.






33. The space between the top of a subjects head and the upper edge of the camera frame.






34. Indicates that the camera is level






35. The primary engineering control center where all video and audio signals are ultimately channeled; program input - camera controls and transmitter distribution often are handled from this location.






36. The ratio of the height of a television screen to its width.






37. 1) A large camera mount with an extended boom arm for a camera and a seat for a camera operator - all placed on a large four-wheeled base. 2) To move the boom arm of a crane up and down.






38. The person who oversees the lighting of the set and makes lighting changes - if they are needed - during production.






39. large room at least 20 feet by 30 feet without any posts obstructing its space. Best located on the ground floor. The space where all acting or performing takes place.






40. To move the camera and its mount laterally to the right or left.






41. Makes sure camera match - lighting






42. large room at least 20 feet by 30 feet without any posts obstructing its space. Best located on the ground floor. The space where all acting or performing takes place.






43. combination of studio and field production. Sports - parades






44. A television format with more lines of resolution and a wider aspect ratio than standard-definition NTSC television.






45. The original television standard approved in the United States in the 1940s. The letter stand for National Television System Committee.






46. Camera and video cable with a central insulted conducting wire and a concentrically arranged outer wire.






47. A three legged camera mount - sometimes equipped with casters to facilitate camera movement.






48. The part of a tape recorder or player that pulls the tape through the machine at the proper speed.






49. The person who determines the environment where the production takes place.






50. focual length determines how wide or narrow the viewing range (field of view) is. The longer the lens the more narrow the field of view - shorter lens gives wider shots