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TV Production Basics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Interns - Cable Pullers - 2nd Assistant Directors






2. punched switcher






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






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






5. 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)






6. creates great depth and interest






7. Makes sure camera match - lighting






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






9. An audio setup that allows the talent - wearing a small earpiece - to hear program audio or receive instruction from the director or someone.






10. 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.






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






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






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






14. 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.






15. 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.






16. people who deliver lines






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






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






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






20. 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.






21. 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)






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






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






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






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






26. A person who oversees several production.






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






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






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






30. A person who oversees several production.






31. 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.






32. 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.






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






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






35. Planning the project






36. 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.






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






38. Interns - Cable Pullers - 2nd Assistant Directors






39. 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.






40. 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.






41. Pointing the camera down or up






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






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






44. Pointing the camera down or up






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






46. The creator and originator of a television program - usually in charge of elements such as writing - music clearance - financial considerations - and hiring the director.






47. ...






48. Over the shoulder






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






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