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Portable Video, 6th Edition by Edward J. Fink, Norman Medoff

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Electronic Field Production

Electronic field production (EFP) style encompasses many different types and applications of portable video. An easy definition of EFP is simply that it is professional video shot outside a TV studio and not for electronic media journalism or electronic news gathering (ENG). While this definition tells us what it is not, it does not give us a sense of what EFP is, or of what style is necessary to produce good-quality EFP work. A better approach to understanding EFP style is to look at the various applications of portable video, the conditions under which productions are made, and the audience for whom the video ...

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