After reading this chapter you should know about . . .
- The intensity of the producer’s work during preproduction.
- The “orchestra conductor” role of the director.
- The timing of a production and the other duties undertakenmby the AD.
- The various ways the stage manager maintains control in the studio.
- The basic functions of the camera operators.
- The prompter operator’s role in relation to the script and the talent.
- The preproduction role of the lighting director.
- The audio operator’s duties in terms of both the studio and the control room.
- The technical and aesthetic duties of the graphics operator.
- How the technical director ensures that the proper picture is selected.
- The recordist’s responsibilities in terms of recording and playback.
- Work that the editor does, especially after the production.
- Other positions that are often needed for production.
- The different types of talent (i.e., nonfiction performers and fiction actors).
- Performing tips for people who are in front of the camera.
- Clothing, hairstyling, and makeup considerations for those on camera.
On Set Exercises
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