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Directing and Producing for Television : A Format Approach

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9780240808277

ISBN10:
0240808274
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Pub. Date:
10/26/2006
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Elsevier Science
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Summary

Directing and Producing for Television provides you with the tools you'll need to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Based on his years of experience in the industry and teaching the subject, Cury illustrates fundamental principles with engaging anecdotes that teach by example. Ideal for students in television production courses as well as industry professionals, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats including panel programs, demonstration, scripted, music, commercials, PSAs, news, documentaries, remote broadcasting, and sports. Each chapter concludes with a valuable review section summarizing key points. Written with both the director and producer in mind, but particularly relevant for the television director, Directing and Producing for Television gives a comprehensive overview of the facility (studio, control room, and/or support areas) and provides whos who information covering the various jobs and personnel involved in television programs. New to the third edition: * Key updates on digital cameras and editing technologies. * A chapter on remote broadcasting highlights important considerations when producing sporting events. * International glossary containing whos who and whats what information applicable to the US and UK make this the ultimate guide for any television format.

Author Biography

Ivan Cury is a professor in the Communication Department of California State University, Los Angeles

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Introduction
1(13)
The Director/Producer's Job
1(1)
Television Formats
2(1)
First Big Divide
2(1)
Second Big Divide
2(1)
Basics for All Formats
3(9)
The Scalod Ground Plan
3(5)
Cross-Shooting
8(2)
The 180-Degree Rule
10(1)
Rule of Thirds
10(1)
Some Conventions
10(1)
Inventions Innovations and Trends
11(1)
New Conventions
12(1)
Overall Scope and Plan of the Text
12(1)
Review
13(1)
The Facility
14(24)
Parts of any Facility
14(2)
The Studio
14(1)
The Control Room
15(1)
The Support Area
16(1)
The Studio
16(5)
The Floor
16(2)
Walls
18(1)
The Grid
19(1)
Electric Outlets
20(1)
Circuits
20(1)
The Ceiling
20(1)
The Control Room
21(3)
Audio Gear: Control Room
21(1)
Video Gear
22(2)
The Studio Complement
24(7)
Camera Equipment
24(2)
Audio Equipment
26(1)
Stage Equipment
27(4)
Support Areas
31(4)
Entrance and Lobby
32(1)
Office Space
32(1)
Green Room
32(1)
Dressing Rooms
32(1)
Makeup
32(1)
Hair
33(1)
Wardrobe
33(1)
Master Control/Tape Room
33(1)
Tape Recording
33(1)
Feeds
34(1)
Library
34(1)
Telecine
34(1)
Graphics
34(1)
The Audience
35(1)
Screening Rooms
35(1)
Conclusion
35(1)
Review
35(3)
Who's Who
38(30)
Preproduction
38(14)
The Executives
39(2)
Production/Program Assistants
41(1)
The Director
41(1)
The Production Manager
41(1)
Operations/Scheduling
42(3)
Engineering
45(1)
Accounting
46(1)
Set Designer
46(1)
Art Director/Set Decorator
47(1)
Lighting Designer
47(4)
Optional Attendees
51(1)
Production
52(8)
Reception
53(1)
Studio Manager
53(1)
Engineering Crew
53(3)
Stage Manager
56(1)
Stage Crew
57(1)
Paint Crew
58(1)
Prop Crew
58(1)
Light Crew
58(1)
Talent
59(1)
Choruses, Extras, Family and Friends, and Animals . . .
59(1)
Graphics
59(1)
Makeup/Hair
60(1)
Postproduction
60(4)
The Account Executive/Sales
60(1)
Scheduling
61(1)
Reception
61(1)
Library
61(1)
Shipping
61(1)
Editor
61(3)
Sound Mixer
64(1)
Management Services
64(1)
Review
65(3)
Preproduction
65(1)
Production
66(1)
Postproduction
66(1)
Editing History
66(2)
Panel Programs
68(32)
Seating Arrangements
69(1)
Ground Plan and Pictures of a Typical Panel Program
70(2)
Seating Arrangements and Camera Coverage
72(3)
180 Degrees with the Host at the End: Pros and Cons
72(1)
Shooting 180 Degrees with the Host at the End
73(1)
180 Degrees with the Host in the Middle: Pros and Cons
73(1)
Shooting 180 Degrees with the Host in the Middle
73(1)
360 Degrees---Host Surrounded: Pros and Cons
74(1)
Shooting 360 Degrees
74(1)
Program Routine
75(4)
Script Format
79(16)
Rehearsal Procedure
95(2)
The Shoot
97(1)
Review
98(2)
Demonstration Format
100(8)
Director in Control
100(1)
Show-and-Tell Material: Guideline for Creation
101(3)
Coordinate Pictures with Ideas
101(1)
Create a Routine
102(1)
Rehearsal
103(1)
The Real Thing
103(1)
Display Area
104(1)
The Demonstration
104(2)
Single-Camera Demonstration Programs
106(1)
Review
107(1)
Scripted Format
108(37)
Drama
108(1)
Conventions
109(2)
The Ground Plan
111(1)
The Shooting Script
111(22)
Pencil Exercise
113(2)
Marking the Blocking
115(6)
Marking the Cameras
121(12)
Shot Sheets
133(4)
Rehearsal Room
137(1)
Studio Walk-Through
137(1)
Studio Run-Through
138(1)
Taping/Live
138(1)
Rehearsal Schedules
138(2)
Daytime Drama Rehearsals
138(1)
Sitcom Rehearsals
139(1)
Other Styles
140(2)
Scored Music
142(1)
Dance Script
143(1)
Rehearsing
143(1)
Review
143(2)
Music
145(34)
Preproduction
145(4)
Routine Considerations
149(1)
Variety America: Routine Considerations
150(3)
Preproduction---The Rehearsal
153(1)
Preproduction---Rehearsal Hall
153(6)
General Rehearsal Guidelines
153(2)
Specific Rehearsal Guidelines
155(4)
Recording Steps
159(3)
Audio
159(1)
Video
159(1)
Shot List
160(1)
Location Shooting Schedule
161(1)
Stock Shots
162(2)
Music Stock Libraries
162(1)
Video Stock Libraries
163(1)
Nonlibrary Material
163(1)
Basic Shooting Concepts
164(5)
The Production
169(8)
Television Studio Rehearsal and Production
169(2)
Camera Placement
171(1)
Production Rehearsal
172(4)
Editing
176(1)
Review
177(2)
Commercials and PSAs
179(14)
Similarities and Differences
179(1)
Preproduction
180(4)
Cost Analysis
184(1)
Specialized Gear
185(1)
Sweep Table
185(1)
Light Tent
185(1)
Image Motion Control
185(1)
Animation
186(1)
Production
186(1)
Shooting
187(3)
Shot Procedure
187(2)
Multiple-Camera Shoots
189(1)
Keeping a Log
190(1)
Extra Shots and Wrapping Up
190(1)
Postproduction
190(1)
Review
191(2)
News
193(12)
News Program Characteristics
193(1)
Preproduction
194(3)
The Director
194(1)
The Producer
195(2)
Routines and Rundowns
197(5)
Production/Presentation
202(1)
The Producer---On Air
202(1)
The Director
202(1)
Review
203(2)
Documentaries
205(25)
Background
205(1)
The Idea
206(3)
Formats
207(2)
Preproduction, Production, and Postproduction
209(13)
Documentary Production Plan
210(2)
Shooting
212(3)
Viewing
215(1)
Editing
216(5)
A Production Log for a Montage Production
221(1)
Area #1: Scenic Section
222(6)
Review
228(2)
Background
228(1)
Production
228(1)
Tips
229(1)
Postproduction
229(1)
Multiple-Camera Remotes
230(21)
The Basics
230(1)
Trucks
231(1)
``Directing Toys''
231(1)
Jibs and Cranes
231(5)
The Jib
234(1)
The Crane
234(2)
Tech Books
236(3)
Presentation Material (Concerts/Plays/Presentational Events)
239(5)
Stage
239(1)
Light
240(1)
Sound
240(1)
Popular Music (Rock & Roll, Country, Jazz)
240(2)
Classical Music
242(2)
Sports: The Ultimate Reality Programs
244(3)
180 Degrees
244(1)
Cross-Shooting
244(1)
Camera Positions
244(1)
Line Sports
244(2)
Circle Sports
246(1)
Hardware
246(1)
Crews
246(1)
Director
247(1)
Producer
247(1)
Form Sports
247(1)
Game Rules
247(1)
News and Documentary Events
247(3)
Preproduction
248(1)
Production
249(1)
Postproduction
250(1)
Review
250(1)
Presentation
250(1)
Sports
250(1)
News and Documentary Events
251


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