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Studio and Outside Broadcast Camerawork

Book Description

Studio and outside broadcast is often done with more than one camera and has its own distinct discipline and operational procedures. Many camera operators now start with single camera operations and have little or no experience of the skills required for multi-camera operation, whereas it used to be the other way round. This book prepared newcomers to multi-camerawork and the techniques required to produce professional results.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  7. INTRODUCTION
  8. STUDIO AND OUTSIDE BROADCAST CAMERAWORK
  9. INVISIBLE TECHNIQUE
  10. TELEVISION TECHNIQUE
  11. TECHNOLOGY
    1. THE TELEVISION SIGNAL
    2. COLOUR TEMPERATURE
    3. OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE CAMERA
    4. FULL FACILITY CAMERA
    5. THE ZOOM LENS (1)
    6. THE ZOOM LENS (2)
    7. THE ZOOM LENS (3)
    8. CAMERA MOUNTINGS
    9. THE STUDIO FLOOR
    10. CONTROL ROOMS
    11. OUTSIDE BROADCAST FACILITIES
  12. PRODUCTION METHODS
    1. CONTROL ROOM STAFF
    2. STUDIO FLOOR STAFF
    3. THE PLANNING PROCESS
    4. CAMERA COVERAGE FORMATS
  13. RIGGING AND SAFETY
    1. SAFETY
    2. RIGGING A STUDIO
    3. FLOOR MONITORS
    4. SLUNG MONITORS
    5. RIGGING CAMERAS
    6. DE-RIGGING A CAMERA
    7. BALANCING A LIGHTWEIGHT HEAD
    8. OUTSIDE BROADCAST RIGGING
    9. WORKING AMONG THE PUBLIC
    10. WORKING AT HEIGHT
    11. ADVERSE WEATHER
    12. OUTSIDE BROADCAST HAZARDS
  14. BASIC SKILLS
    1. CABLES AND MONITORS (1)
    2. CABLES AND MONITORS (2)
    3. CAMERA REHEARSAL
    4. REHEARSE/RECORD
    5. TRACKING
    6. OPERATING A CAMERA FOR THE FIRST TIME
  15. OPERATIONAL SKILLS
    1. PEDESTAL DESIGN
    2. PRE-REHEARSAL CHECKLIST
    3. PEDESTAL TECHNIQUE (1)
    4. PEDESTAL TECHNIQUE (2)
    5. PEDESTAL TECHNIQUE (3)
    6. REPOSITIONING THE PED
    7. TRACKING ON A PEDESTAL
    8. CRABBING
    9. CRANING
    10. FOCUS
    11. ZOOM FOCUS
    12. PANNING AND TILTING
    13. ZOOMING
    14. PIVOT POINTS
  16. PICTURE MAKING SKILLS
    1. PICTURE MAKING
    2. POSITIONING THE LENS
    3. STRUCTURAL SKELETON OF A SHOT
    4. PERSPECTIVE OF MASS
    5. PERSPECTIVE OF LINE
    6. CAMERA DISTANCE
    7. CAMERA MOVEMENT
    8. INVISIBLE MOVEMENT
    9. CAMERA MOVEMENT – PANNING
    10. STATIC AND MOVING OBJECTS
    11. CONTAINING MOVEMENT
    12. THE DEVELOPMENT SHOT
    13. TRACKING AND ZOOMING
    14. WIDE ANGLE/NARROW ANGLE
    15. INTERNAL SPACE
    16. SPACE AND ATMOSPHERE
    17. TRACKING LINES
    18. CAMERA HEIGHT
    19. CAMERA POSITION AND LIGHTING
  17. INTERCUTTING
    1. CHANGE OF SHOT
    2. INVISIBLE CUTS
    3. INTERCUTTING
    4. CROSS-SHOOTING
    5. INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
  18. WORKING IN A CREW
    1. WORKING IN A CAMERA CREW
    2. THE VIEWFINDER
    3. WORKING WITH TALKBACK
    4. NEW TO TALKBACK
    5. VISUAL MEMORY/CAMERA CARDS
    6. CAMERA CARD NOTES
    7. WORKING TO CUE LIGHTS
    8. CUE LIGHT CONTROL
    9. WORKING ON A CRANE
    10. REMOTE CONTROL
    11. SAFETY AND CRANE WORK
    12. ASSESSING A SHOT
    13. ATTITUDE AND RESPONSIBILITY
    14. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
  19. TRANSMISSION AND RECORDING
    1. MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTIONS
    2. TRANSMISSION AND RECORDING (1)
    3. TRANSMISSION AND RECORDING (2)
    4. OUTSIDE BROADCAST PREPARATION
    5. AS-DIRECTED
    6. AS-DIRECTED REHEARSAL
    7. AS-DIRECTED TRANSMISSION
    8. IT’S A WRAP
  20. COMPOSITION
    1. COMPOSITION
    2. PERCEPTION
    3. VISUAL DESIGN
    4. READING AN IMAGE
    5. GROUPING AND ORGANIZATION
    6. THE EDGE OF THE FRAME
    7. FRAMES WITHIN FRAMES
    8. CLOSED AND OPEN FRAMES
    9. ASPECT RATIO
    10. TRANSITIONAL PERIOD
    11. WHY CONVERSION IS NEEDED
    12. WIDESCREEN COMPOSITION
    13. RATIO AND PROPORTION
    14. LINES AND CURVES
    15. BALANCE
    16. DISSONANCE
    17. DIVIDED INTEREST
    18. NATURAL PERSPECTIVE
    19. HARMONY AND CONTRAST
    20. LIGHT
    21. COLOUR
    22. MONOCHROME VIEWFINDERS
    23. WORKING AT SPEED
  21. COMPOSITING
    1. COMPOSITING
    2. TWO- AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL BACKGROUNDS
    3. CAMERA HEIGHT AND CHROMA KEY
    4. MATCHING FOREGROUND TO BACKGROUND
    5. CAMERA MOVEMENT ON BLUE SCREEN
  22. FURTHER READING
  23. GLOSSARY