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STUDIO CAMERAS, MICROPHONES, AND FLOOR DIRECTING

INTRODUCTION

This chapter describes two common technical production assignments in the studio. The jobs are fairly straightforward. Studio Camera refers to 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 joy-stick and a computer.

The Floor Director, on the other hand, is the technical “boss” of the studio; and the best Floor Directors are knowledgeable about all of the other technical ...

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