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TV Production Basics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. 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.






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






3. 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)






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






5. 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.






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






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






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






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






11. Pointing the camera down or up






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






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






14. 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.






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






16. punched switcher






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






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






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






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






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






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






24. ...






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






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






27. ...






28. Planning the project






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






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






31. in control room






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






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






34. punched switcher






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






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






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






38. 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)






39. A person who oversees several production.






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






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






42. Interns - Cable Pullers - 2nd Assistant Directors






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






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






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






46. 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






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






48. Sincerity - Organize--don't memorize cue cards - On camera clothing - Make-up and hair






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






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