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

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chapter seven

Music

Musical production for television can be categorized by three different criteria:

1.  Types of material

a.  Scored material—classical music, theatrical performances, some concerts

b.  Improvised material—rock and roll, jazz

2.  Types of performance

a.  Live performance—concerts, variety programs, specials

b.  Edited performance—any kind of material

3.  Types of production

a.  Single-camera—any of the preceding; most music videos and most shorter pieces

b.  Multiple-camera—any of the preceding; most concerts and long-form productions

We’ll start by examining a multiple-camera special, one that does not allow for a lot of postproduction. It’s the kind of program TV Guide might describe as “a tribute to the many styles ...

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