Control room staff

Production formats

Having looked at the standard facilities provided by a studio and a location facility we can now examine how a multi-camera programme production uses these resources. There are many types of production formats such as, for example, the studio situation comedy which is usually three or four sets facing an audience rostrum, or sports coverage, where six or more cameras will be positioned to cover all aspects of the contest. All of these programme formats require planning, the dissemination of information to the production team before the event and a method of communicating and coordinating everyone’s contribution on the transmission or recording.

Multi-camera programme making is a team effort and over the years ...

Get Studio and Outside Broadcast Camerawork now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.