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TV Production Basics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. combination of studio and field production. Sports - parades






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






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






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. A method of representing video or audio signals using a 'wave' of continuously.






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






7. Over the shoulder






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






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






10. Planning the project






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






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






13. Over the shoulder






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






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






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






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






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






19. people who deliver lines






20. punched switcher






21. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






27. Interns - Cable Pullers - 2nd Assistant Directors






28. 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.






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






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






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






32. creates great depth and interest






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






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






35. 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






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






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






38. A person who oversees several production.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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