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Studio Television Production and Directing, 2nd Edition by Andrew Utterback

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OVERVIEW OF EQUIPMENT AND POSITIONS

The Studio and the Control Room

INTRODUCTION

Studio-based television production is not rocket science. To understand the process of studio production is, to a large extent, a task of learning a new vocabulary, and to a lesser extent, a task of learning how to operate the machines of television production.

Technical proficiency is gained in any television production environment through practice, rehearsal, and repetition. The only path to true fluency in any crew position is the practical performance of studio television work in a professional environment. And, although a great deal of knowledge awaits the television student “on the job,” much can be mastered prior to that first production position or internship. ...

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