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Introduction to Media Production, 3rd Edition by Gorham Kindem, Robert B. Musburger PhD

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Camera

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

•  How do digital and analog cameras differ?

•  What determines how a camera is placed and operated?

•  What part do lenses and optics play in camera operation?

•  How do film and video cameras differ?

INTRODUCTION

Camera operators try to provide directors with the best possible pictures that will enhance a particular aesthetic approach. To accomplish this they must know how to use basic image framing, composition, and camera movements, and how to control numerous technical devices of the camera and lens. To record clear and distinct images, for example, camera operators must understand how lenses work and then place key information in sharp focus. Significant image depth, that is, placing a wide range of objects ...

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