DESCRIBE PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR A FIELD TELEVISION PRODUCTION
Describe aesthetics of camera composition, skills of the cameraman, lighting or
location, the role of audio, operator's maintenance, and safety requirements
during a field television production.
Given information and illustrations relating to field television production
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE SKILLS OF THE CAMERAMAN
1. As a rule, pedestals support the camera in the television studio. Camera
movements in the field, however, may require hand-held camera technique.
Professional cameramen possess the grace and skill of an athlete. You have to
adapt to the physical demands of the camera.
In the field, you will be
required to brace the camera against your body (figs 3-1a, 3-1b). The camera
then becomes an extension of your body.
The steady-hold technique requires
calm and considerable strength. Shaky camera shots result in unusable footage.
Mastering the steady-hold is a part of being a competent cameraman.
Flexibility of movement is an advantage to the cameraman who can work without a