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Directing and Producing for Television, 5th Edition by Ivan Cury

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chapter nineMultiple-Camera Remotes

So far, we’ve seen what has to be done in order to produce material for specific programming formats, such as panel programs, musical productions, newscasts, etc. Each of those formats made specific demands on the director and producer because of what the program was about. In this chapter we’ll deal with the demands that stem from the director’s working conditions—specifically working on location or at a “remote” site … even if the remote site is right next door.

Remote sites are used because the locations offer unique possibilities. If it’s a news event or a live documentary event—a space launch, for example—there is no choice. That’s where the event is taking place, and that’s where the production happens. ...

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