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TV Technical Operations : An introduction - Peter Ward

TV Technical Operations

An introduction

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Published: 11th February 2000
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TV Technical Operations is an introduction for new entrants to the broadcast industry and is designed to prepare them for working in mainstream television by discussing essential techniques, technologies and work attitudes.

The author explores:
* the need to develop a professional approach
* the occupational skills needed to meet deadlines, work under pressure and within budget
* the importance of understanding the potential of broadcast equipment in program making
* the need to keep up to date with the technique and technology
* the responsibility to ensure continuity of experience and training in all craft skills that technical operators are required to work with
* the need to maintain a critical appraisal of what and who influences working practices and how these influences affect production and viewers
* an introduction to the basic skills needed to work as a multi-skilling technical operator in television
* an introduction to broadcast equipment in general production use
Peter Ward is a freelance cameraman and camerawork trainer working with international training and television consultancy. He was formerly head of cameras at Television South West.
Basic reference providing all the essentials on tv operations
Benefit from the knowledge and experience of a highly experienced international cameraman
Provides step-by-step operational advice for ease of understanding

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 8
Working in Television
The Broadcast Industryp. 10
Occupational Skillsp. 12
Staff and Freelance Workp. 14
Technology and Conductp. 16
Team Workp. 18
Television Production
Programme Productionp. 20
Shot Number Systemp. 22
Studiosp. 24
TV Production Staffp. 26
Location Facilitiesp. 28
Rehearsalp. 30
Transmissionp. 32
Television Engineering
Light Into Electricityp. 34
Colourp. 36
The Digital Signalp. 38
Compressionp. 40
Charge Coupled Devicesp. 42
Vision Controlp. 44
Gamma and Linear Matrixp. 46
Multi-Camera Camerawork
Introduction to TV Cameraworkp. 48
The Zoom Lensp. 50
Focusp. 52
Camera Controlsp. 54
Camera Mountingsp. 56
Camera Techniquep. 58
Operational Skillsp. 60
Camera Movementp. 62
Picture Making Skillsp. 64
Compositionp. 66
Intercuttingp. 68
Rehearsalp. 70
Transmission 1p. 72
Transmission 2p. 74
Robotic Cameraworkp. 76
Audio Technical Operations
Introduction to TV Soundp. 78
Microphonesp. 80
Audio Monitoringp. 82
Audio Controlp. 84
Audio Rigp. 86
Recording Soundp. 88
Audio and Programme Productionp. 90
Digital Audiop. 92
Stereop. 94
Working on Location
Preparation for Locationp. 96
Operational Checks at Basep. 98
Road Craftp. 100
Safetyp. 102
Video Recording Formatsp. 104
White Balancep. 106
Exposurep. 108
Time Codep. 110
Structurep. 112
Shooting for Editingp. 114
Interviewsp. 116
Television Lighting
The Nature of Lightp. 118
Visual Perceptionp. 120
Lighting a Facep. 122
Lighting Levelsp. 124
Luminairesp. 126
Controlling Lightp. 128
Studio Lightingp. 130
Vision Controlp. 132
Location Lightingp. 134
Lighting an Interviewp. 136
Editing
Introduction to Editingp. 138
The Technology of News Editingp. 140
Insert and Assembly Editingp. 142
Time Codep. 144
Perennial Editing Techniquesp. 146
Perception and Shot Transitionp. 148
Matching Shotsp. 150
Basic Editing Principlesp. 152
Types of Editp. 154
Fact or Fiction?p. 156
Telling a Storyp. 158
Structuring a Sequencep. 160
Factual Editingp. 162
Interviewsp. 164
Cutting on Movementp. 166
Documentaryp. 168
Vision Mixing
Introduction to Vision Mixingp. 170
Vision Mixing Technologyp. 172
Visual Transitionsp. 174
Vision Mixing Techniquesp. 176
Interviewsp. 178
Production Methodsp. 180
Opening and Closingp. 182
Magazine Formatp. 184
TV Demonstrationp. 186
Music Coveragep. 188
Chroma Keyp. 190
Mixer Facilitiesp. 192
Frame Storep. 194
Character Generatorsp. 196
In Rehearsalp. 198
Working with the Directorp. 200
Transmissionp. 202
News and Magazine Items
TV Journalismp. 204
Objectivityp. 206
Magazine Itemsp. 208
Condensing Timep. 210
Structurep. 212
Engaging the Audiencep. 214
Interviewsp. 216
Sngp. 218
Further Readingp. 220
Glossaryp. 222
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ISBN: 9780240515687
ISBN-10: 0240515684
Series: Media Manuals
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 11th February 2000
Publisher: FOCAL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1