Chapter 1: Introduction to Video Production



After reading this chapter, you should know . . .

  • The differences and similarities in studio, field, and remote productions.
  • The physical characteristics of studios and control rooms and the equipment found in them.
  • Some real-world considerations of field production.
  • How trucks and cameras operate in remote productions.
  • The basic control functions of transducing, channeling, selecting/altering, monitoring, and recording/playback.
  • Differences between analog and digital.
  • How digital technologies have contributed to HDTV and convergence.
  • A brief historical background of video production.
  • Aspects of employment in the video industry.
  • The importance of developing disciplines and techniques.


Interactive Blueprint

On Set Exercises

Review Exercises

Student Quiz

Key Terms List