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Art Direction for Film and Video, 2nd Edition by Robert Olson

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THE PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT

The television environment presents many challenges to the production designer. Whether the recording medium is film or tape, the designer needs to know how the systems work, how to cope with the limitations, and how to exploit the medium’s advantages. However, what the designer envisions and what the viewer at home or in the theater sees may differ dramatically, even though the design team has carefully controlled the set elements placed on the stage or at a chosen location. This chapter describes what basic physical elements designers work with on the stage, how they work, and the picture limitations.

LINES AND DOTS

The amount of fine detail a video camera shows is more limited than the amount a film camera can ...

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