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TV Production Basics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The part of the lens that allows light to pass through.






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






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






4. The period of time - after individual program segments have been produced and recorded - when elements of a program are assembled.






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






6. 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.






7. With the advent of high- definition television - this term is used to refer to NTSC television and ATSC formats that have a 4:3 aspect ration.






8. 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.






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






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






11. Planning the project






12. 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.






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






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






15. 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)






16. A camera shot that starts with one object in focus - then changes to focus on another object.






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






18. The period of time - after individual program segments have been produced and recorded - when elements of a program are assembled.






19. Additional framing space in a camera picture on the side toward which a subject is looking or moving






20. The person who frames the shots for a production. Must have knowledge of camera - lens - angles






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






22. 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.






23. Over the shoulder






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






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






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






27. 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






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






29. 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.






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






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






32. people who deliver lines






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






34. ...






35. An electronic adjustment of a camera to compensate for differences in color temperatures so that a pure white object will appear on-screen as pure white.






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






37. Program creation that takes place in a controlled environment meant for it - as opposed to production that takes place in the field






38. punched switcher






39. 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.






40. 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)






41. A person who creates words - drawings and some visual effects that are incorporated with a production.






42. Additional framing space in a camera picture on the side toward which a subject is looking or moving






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






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






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






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






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






48. Over the shoulder






49. A view of the subject from a comfortable distance between a wide shot and close-up.






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