Most of what we have discussed in previous chapters has dealt with live or live-to-recording multi-camera productions shot in a studio environment. However, many productions are shot totally or partially in out-of-studio locations, often with just one camera. Dramas and documentaries can be shot entirely on location and then edited. News and public affairs programs have material that is shot, edited, and used as a roll-in for a program that is mainly assembled as a studio shoot.

The technique of shooting with a single camera is often called film-style shooting, because traditionally motion pictures are filmed with one camera that takes shots one by one from all the various angles employed in multiple-camera shoots. ...

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