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Chapter 19: Production Staging and Interacting with Talent

Television Production, Broadcast Journalism, Phillip L Harris, Video Production
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Ad-Lib
A performance technique; when talent speaks lines or performs actions that are not in the script or have not been rehearsed.
Background
The material or object(s) that are placed behind the talent in a shot.
Camera Line
An imaginary line, parallel to the camera, that bisects a set into a foreground and a background. Also called a vector line.
Cheating Out
Positioning the talent's body to slightly face the camera to give the audience a better view.
Cross-Camera Shooting
A two-camera shooting technique in which the camera on the left shoots the person on the right of the set and the camera on the right shoots the person on the left of the set.
Cutaway
A shot that is not a ket element in the action. It is commonly used to bridge what would otherwise be a jump cut.
Dramatic Aside
A performance technique; when a performer steps out of character and directly addresses the audience.
Error in Continuity
An error that occurs during editing where a sequence of shots in the finished product contains physically impossible actions or items.
Foreground
The area between the talents and the camera.
Handshot
A type of B-roll shot that features a close-up of someone's hand.
Jump Cut
A sequence of shots that constitutes an error in editing. This error can occur during production when cutting between similar sized camera shots of the same object or during post-prodiction when the shots are edited together, The result is an on-screen object or character that appears to jump from one position to another.
Middle Ground
The area in which the action of a program typically takes place and where the most important items in a picture are usually positioned.
Staging
The arrangement of items, such as furniture, props, and talent, in a shot.
Swish Pan
An extremely fast camera pan. Also called a whip pan.
Teleprompter
A computer screen positioned in front of the camera lens that displays dialogue text in a large type. This allows the talent to look directly at the lens of the camera and read the text.
Vector Line
An imaginary line, parallel to the camera, that bisects a set into a foreground and a background. Also called a camera line.
Whip Pan
An extremely fast camera pan. Also called a swish pan.