PERFORM TEAM COVERAGE
Describe the various methods of conducting team coverage.
Given information and diagrams about team coverage.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding
to 80 percent of the multiple-choice test covering team coverage.
Learning Event 1:
TYPES OF COVERAGE
Coverage of some types of missions requires more than one cameramen.
However, the fact that you have a group of cameramen on a mission does not
guarantee that the mission will be covered properly.
There are many reasons
for missing footage even when more than one cameraman is working. Winding the
camera, refocusing, setting the f/stop, changing the camera viewpoint, loading
or unloading, and any number of unpredictable events could keep you from
filming all the action. Team coverage is two or more cooperating cameramen in
a coordinated effort to cover one mission. It is important that each cameraman
cooperate. If not, they may both be loading cameras at the same time. When
this happens, footage is lost.
Types of coverage.
In this type of coverage, you will have one or more
fixed and one or more mobile cameras.
This type of coverage is suitable for
missions where most of the action will pass or occur at a known point.
parade is one example. The fixed camera(s) is placed in such a manner that the
main action can be observed, Long shots (LS) and medium shots (MS), and in some
cases closeups (CU), can be obtained by use of different focal length lenses or
a varifocal lens. One or more mobile cameras are used for the cut-ins (CI) and
The mobile cameras can also provide the varying angles
necessary for an interesting film.