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Directing and Producing for Television, 4th Edition by Ivan Cury

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chapter two

The Facility

Understanding the demands of the various television formats is essential to effective television production techniques. Equally important is an understanding of the facilities and the personnel who assist in productions. No two crew members or facilities are alike. However, all formats, from panel programs to musicals, require crews and facilities. There will have to be a set, or a location, and it will have to be lit. The production will require camera operators, audio technicians, stage crew, and many of the people discussed in Who’s Who, Chapter 3. Although this chapter focuses on studio production, much of the material is generic to location production (discussed in Chapter 11) as well. This chapter and Chapter 3 ...

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