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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 24

Specifically Television

 

 

INTRODUCTION

In many respects, making a movie is making a movie is making a movie. No matter which form it takes, many of the steps we take and the guidelines we follow to achieve a viable finished product are the same, whether it’s a show being projected on a big theatre screen, a home television, a computer monitor or a tiny cell phone. But there are considerable differences in each format, and in this chapter, I’ll touch on a few aspects of television production, which in themselves, are quite varied.

I did quite a bit of episodic television and movies for television early in my career and one reality pilot a handful of years ago, and I can tell you that working in television can be considerably more ...

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