Studio Camerasand Floor Directing

Introduction

The following chapter describes two common technical production assignments in the studio. The jobs are fairly straightforward. Studio Camera is the person assigned to operate the studio television camera. In many studios, each camera will have an operator. However, a definite trend in studio-based camera work is the appearance of robotic and remote-controlled cameras. Not all studios, therefore, will hire a Camera Operator for each camera. Often, one person can control all of the camera units with a joystick and a computer.

The Floor Director (or Floor Manager), on the other hand, is the technical “boss” of the studio. The best Floor Directors are knowledgeable about all of the other technical jobs ...

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