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TV Production Basics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A series of digital television formats developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee.






2. people who deliver lines






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






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






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






6. Planning the project






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






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






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






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






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






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






13. 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.






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






15. Automatic gain control. An internal control device - for either audio or video signals - that automatically increases or decreases the strength of the incoming sound of picture to maintain optimum strength.






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






17. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






23. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






29. Indicates that the camera is level






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






31. punched switcher






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






33. 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






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






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






36. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






46. Over the shoulder






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






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






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






50. 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.