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Television Production, 15th Edition by Jim Owens, Gerald Millerson

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CHAPTER 18

The Studio Production

“Always get more sleep than your actors.”

Orson Wells, Director

Terms

Camera blocking (stumble-through): The initial camera rehearsal, coordinating all technical operations and discovering and correcting problems.

Cue card: Large card-stock can be used by a floor crew member to show brief notes, an outline, or other information.

Dress rehearsal (dress run): The goal of the dress rehearsal is to time the wardrobe and makeup changes.

Dry blocking (walk-through): Actors perform, familiarizing themselves with the studio settings and surroundings while the studio crew watch, learning the format, action, and production treatment.

ISO (isolated camera): A camera of which the signal is not only being sent to a switcher ...

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