Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach / Edition 4

Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach / Edition 4

by Ivan Cury
     
 

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ISBN-10: 024081293X

ISBN-13: 9780240812939

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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 who's who information covering the various jobs and personnel involved in television programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240812939
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments to the First Editionxi
Preface to the Second Editionxiii
1Introduction1
The Director/Producer's Job1
Television Formats2
First Big Divide2
Second Big Divide2
Basics for All Formats3
The Quarter-Inch Ground Plan3
Cross-Shooting8
The 180-Degree Rule10
Some Conventions10
Overall Scope and Plan of the Text11
Review11
2The Facility12
Parts of Any Facility12
The Studio12
The Control Room12
The Support Area13
The Studio14
The Floor14
Walls16
The Grid17
Electric Outlets18
Circuits18
The Ceiling18
The Control Room18
Audio Gear: Control Room19
Video Gear20
The Studio Complement22
Camera Equipment22
Audio Equipment24
Stage Equipment25
Support Areas29
Entrance and Lobby29
Office Space29
Green Room30
Dressing Rooms30
Makeup30
Hair30
Wardrobe30
Master Control/Tape Room31
Tape Recording31
Feeds31
Library32
Telecine32
Graphics32
The Audience33
Screening Rooms33
Conclusion33
Review33
3Who's Who36
Preproduction36
The Executives37
Production/Program Assistants38
The Director39
The Production Manager39
Operations/Scheduling42
Engineering43
Accounting44
Set Designer44
Art Director/Set Decorator48
Lighting Designer48
Optional Attendees49
Production50
Reception51
Studio Manager51
Engineering Crew51
Stage Manager54
Stage Crew55
Paint Crew55
Prop Crew56
Light Crew56
Talent56
Choruses, Extras, Family and Friends, and Animals ...57
Graphics57
Makeup/Hair57
Postproduction58
The Account Executive/Sales58
Scheduling59
Reception59
Library59
Shipping59
Editor59
Sound Mixer62
Management Services62
Review63
Preproduction63
Production63
Postproduction64
Editing History64
4Panel Programs66
Seating Arrangements67
Seating Arrangements and Camera Coverage70
180 Degrees with the Host at the End: Pros and Cons70
Shooting 180 Degrees with the Host at the End71
180 Degrees with the Host in the Middle: Pros and Cons71
Shooting 180 Degrees with the Host in the Middle72
360 Degrees--Host Surrounded: Pros and Cons72
Shooting 360 Degrees72
Program Routine73
Script Format77
Rehearsal Procedure92
The Shoot94
Review95
5Demonstration Format97
Director in Control97
Show-and-Tell Material: Guideline for Creation98
Coordinate Pictures with Ideas98
Create a Routine99
Rehearsal100
The Real Thing100
Display Area101
The Demonstration101
Single-Camera Demonstration Programs103
The Outline103
The First Draft105
Shooting Script105
Review108
6Scripted Format109
Drama109
Conventions110
The Ground Plan112
The Shooting Script112
Pencil Exercise114
Marking the Blocking117
Marking the Cameras123
Shot Sheets136
Rehearsal Room138
Studio Walk-Through139
Studio Run-Through139
Taping/Live139
Rehearsal Schedules140
Daytime Drama Rehearsals140
Sitcom Rehearsals140
Scored Music141
Dance Script142
Rehearsing143
Review143
7Music145
Preproduction145
Routine Considerations149
Variety America: Routine Considerations150
Preproduction--The Rehearsal152
Preproduction--Rehearsal Hall153
General Rehearsal Guidelines153
Specific Rehearsal Guidelines155
Recording Steps158
Audio159
Video159
Shot List160
Location Shooting Schedule160
Stock Shots162
Music Stock Libraries162
Video Stock Libraries162
Nonlibrary Material163
Basic Shooting Concepts164
The Production170
Television Studio Rehearsal and Production170
Camera Placement172
Production Rehearsal173
Editing177
Review177
8Commercials and PSAs179
Similarities and Differences179
Preproduction180
Cost Analysis183
Specialized Gear185
Sweep Table185
Light Tent185
Image Motion Control185
Animation186
Production186
Shooting187
Shot Procedure187
Multiple-Camera Shoots189
Keeping a Log189
Extra Shots and Wrapping Up190
Postproduction190
Review191
9News193
News Program Characteristics193
Preproduction194
The Director194
The Producer195
Routines and Rundowns197
Production/Presentation203
The Producer--On Air203
The Director204
Review204
10Documentaries206
Background206
The Idea207
Formats208
Innovations and Trends210
Preproduction, Production, and Postproduction212
Documentary Production Plan213
Shooting215
Viewing218
Editing219
A Production Log for a Montage Production224
Review231
Background231
Production231
Tips232
Postproduction232
Index233

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