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Video Production Handbook, 6th Edition by Jim Owens

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CHAPTER 13The Background

 

 

What we are looking for in a dramatic set is an imaginative sub stitute. Keep in mind, directors produce illusions. However basic the set materials really are, the end result can appear to the audience as the real thing.

Gerald Millerson, Author

The background is much more than whatever happens to appear behind the subject. It directly affects the success of the program, so it needs to be carefully designed and controlled.

Key Terms

Aspect ratio: Most televisions have an aspect ratio of 16:9 (HDTV) although some are still at 4:3 (SD). It is important to keep the aspect ratio in mind when designing sets so that they fit the screen.

Chroma-key: Utilizing a production switcher, the director can replace a specific ...

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