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TV Production Basics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. The person who oversees the lighting of the set and makes lighting changes - if they are needed - during production.






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






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






4. 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.






5. small red indicators on a camera to let the talent and camera operator know that the camera is on the air or recording






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






7. 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.






8. people who deliver lines






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






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






11. Planning the project






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






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






16. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






23. creates great depth and interest






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






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






26. 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.






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






28. punched switcher






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






30. ...






31. Pointing the camera down or up






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






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






34. A person who oversees several production.






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






36. 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.






37. 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






38. Planning the project






39. Interns - Cable Pullers - 2nd Assistant Directors






40. The part of the lens that allows light to pass through.






41. 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.






42. Camcorder is essential because this is when you are filming outdoors or not in a studio. 'real world' shooting






43. Indicates that the camera is level






44. Over the shoulder






45. creates great depth and interest






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






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






48. people who deliver lines






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






50. small red indicators on a camera to let the talent and camera operator know that the camera is on the air or recording