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TV Production Basics

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






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






3. Indicates that the camera is level






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






5. creates great depth and interest






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






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






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






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






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






11. 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.






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






13. 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.






14. 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.






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. combination of studio and field production. Sports - parades






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






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






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






20. A series of digital television formats developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee.






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






22. 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.






23. Makes sure camera match - lighting






24. 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.






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






26. Over the shoulder






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






28. A series of digital television formats developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee.






29. Over the shoulder






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






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






32. in control room






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






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






35. The person who assembles raw footage into a final program.






36. Makes sure camera match - lighting






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






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






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






40. 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.






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






42. people who deliver lines






43. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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