Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Performing Arts - 300 pages
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Directing and producing for television with a multi-camera approach takes skill, innovation, and precise planning. This book gives you the tools you need to effectively direct and produce television. The conversational style of the book includes instructional anecdotes scattered throughout each chapter, showing you how to avoid common pitfalls in directing for television and how to create excellent programs.

Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including panel discussions, demonstrations, music, commercials, PSAs, news, documentaries, reality television, remote broadcasts, and sports. Written with both the director and producer in mind, but particularly relevant for the television director, Directing and Producing for Television gives a comprehensive overview of the facility (studio, control room, and support areas) and details the various jobs and personnel involved in television programs.

In-depth coverage of script formats, schedules, and routines, along with a core focus on fundamental principles behind directing for television, make this a complete guide for beginning television directors.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The Facility
17
3 Whos Who
43
4 Panel Programs
71
5 Demonstration Format
103
6 Scripted Format
113
7 Music
155
8 Commercials and Public Service Announcements
191
9 News
205
10 Documentaries and Reality Programming
219
11 MultipleCamera Remotes
245
Script Formatting
267
Sources and Job Hunting
273
Glossary and Jargon Buster
277
Index
291
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Ivan Cury (Emeritus) served as a professor in the Communication Department of California State University, Los Angles, where he taught for more than fifteen years. He is also a producer and director of commercials, sitcoms, variety shows, documentaries, and daytime dramas such as The Young and the Restless. He served as a judge for the Emmy's ACE and for the DGA awards. Before joining the department at Cal State, he taught for eleven years in the MPTV department at UCLA.

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