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Studio Television Production and Directing

Book Description

Learn how to direct television programs, understand complex directing tasks, and learn the fundamentals of studio production procedure in this back-to-basics guide to studio-based productions. Learn about lighting, set, camera operations, floor direction, technical direction, audio, tape, graphics, prompting, and assistant directing. As it’s one of the most challenging types of programming, the live newscast is used to illuminate television producing and directing procedures for your newscast or other program genre. You'll soon be able to direct any type of studio-based program with ease.

* A short, quick, easy-reference guide to multicamera TV directing
* Heavily illustrated and written in the popular Media Manual format, designed for use on the job

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. DEDICATION
  7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  8. OVERVIEW OF EQUIPMENT AND POSITIONS: THE STUDIO AND THE CONTROL ROOM
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE TELEVISION PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT
    3. THE STUDIO
    4. THE STUDIO II
    5. THE STUDIO III
    6. THE CONTROL ROOM
    7. PRODUCTION CREW
    8. PRODUCTION CREW II
    9. DIRECTING AND PRODUCING
  9. AUDIO CONTROL AND TECHNICAL DIRECTING
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. AUDIO CONTROL
    3. AUDIO FLOW
    4. SIGNAL STRENGTH
    5. SIGNAL PROCESSING
    6. AUDIO AND THE DIRECTOR
    7. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/VIDEO SWITCHER
    8. THE PROGRAM BUS AND THE KEY BUS
    9. FLIP-FLOP SWITCHING
    10. ADDITIONAL TRANSITIONS
    11. A KEY IS A VIDEO LAYER
    12. DIRECTING A KEY
    13. DIRECTING AUDIO/DIRECTING THE TD
  10. LIGHTING AND SETS
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SET PLACEMENT
    3. RISERS, FLATS, DESK
    4. THE WEATHER WALL
    5. LIGHTING
    6. THE LIGHTING GRID
    7. SPOT LIGHTS
    8. FLOOD LIGHTS
    9. LIGHTING STRATEGY
    10. THREE-POINT LIGHTING
    11. THREE-POINT LIGHTING II
    12. FLOOD LIGHTING
    13. LIGHTING A CHROMA KEY WALL
  11. STUDIO CAMERAS AND FLOOR DIRECTING
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. STUDIO CAMERA
    3. UNLOCK THE LOCKS
    4. PARTS AND PIECES
    5. INTERCOM
    6. CAMERA OPERATIONS
    7. CAMERA COMMANDS
    8. CAMERA TIPS
    9. FLOOR DIRECTING
    10. MICROPHONES AND SOUND CHECK
    11. FLOOR DIRECTING THE STUDIO STAFF
  12. PROMPTER, GRAPHICS, TAPE
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. PROMPTER
    3. GRAPHICS OVERVIEW
    4. DIGITAL VIDEO EFFECTS (DVE)
    5. KEYING
    6. THE JOB OF GRAPHICS
    7. THE JOB OF GRAPHICS II
    8. GRAPHICS AND THE DIRECTOR
    9. TAPE
    10. LIVE SHOTS, MICROWAVE, AND SATELLITE REMOTES
    11. SATELLITE
    12. DIRECTING A LIVE REMOTE
  13. RUNDOWNS, SCRIPTS, VIDEO CLIP INFORMATION
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE RUNDOWN
    3. SEGMENT NUMBER (RUN)
    4. VIDEO SOURCE (VID)
    5. VIDEO SOURCE (VID) II
    6. LOCATION (L)
    7. AUDIO (AUD)
    8. SLUG (SLUG)
    9. TIMING (SEG AND TRT)
    10. READING IS FUNDAMENTAL
    11. VIDEO CLIP INFORMATION
    12. FONT SHEET OR CLIP SHEET
    13. FONT SHEET OR CLIP SHEET II
    14. FONT SHEET OR CLIP SHEET III
  14. ASSISTANT DIRECTING AND DIRECTING
    1. ASSISTANT DIRECTING
    2. TIMING VIDEO CLIPS
    3. VO/SOT
    4. SOT/VO
    5. DIRECTING
    6. CAMERA VERSUS VTRS
    7. MARKING A SCRIPT
    8. PRACTICE
  15. GLOSSARY
  16. INDEX