Chapter 12: Field Production



After reading this chapter, you should know . . .

  • The reasons for a greater need for discipline in the field.
  • The different cast and crew members needed in the field as well as varying tasks that are undertaken on location.
  • The organizational duties a producer must perform to ensure a smooth production.
  • How to direct on location.
  • How cameras are used in the field.
  • About lighting for both indoor and outdoor locations.
  • How to handle audio problems in the field.
  • The lesser role that graphics and sets play in many field shoots.
  • The functions of the recording part of the camcorder.
  • The greater role editing plays in single-camera shooting.
  • How remote truck production is similar to and different from both studio and field production.


Interactive Blueprint

On Set Exercises

Review Exercises

Student Quiz

Key Terms List