Anatomy of Production

Two Case Studies

The following section uses two case studies to illustrate the procedures and techniques that are used in two of the most common video production situations: multicamera studio production and single-camera field production. These examples have been drawn from two real programs: one produced for cable in a university setting and another produced for broadcast on a regional television network.

The first case examines a multicamera studio production of a presidential election day live broadcast produced by students in an advanced television production workshop. The second case is based on a six day shooting schedule for a nature documentary. Note that in both cases the production model described ...

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