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Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The director is stationed ____ during a shoot and communicates with the studio production teams via headsets.
A.
in the control room
B.
in an editing suite
C.
on the studio floor
D.
None of the above.
 

 2. 

A ____ monitor is connected to the output of the video recorder.
A.
camera
B.
confidence
C.
program
D.
preview
 

 3. 

Limited ____ is a problem that must be dealt with if you are shooting on location in a person’s home.
A.
ceiling height
B.
power supply
C.
ventilation
D.
All of the above.
 

 4. 

Which of the following shooting techniques requires the most amount of time in the editing room during post-production?
A.
Multi-camera shooting
B.
Single-camera shooting
C.
Film-style shooting
D.
None of the above.
 

 5. 

Each time a scene is shot, the recording is called a(n) ____.
A.
dry run
B.
take
C.
shot log
D.
audition
 

 6. 

At minimum, the output of the switcher goes to the ____.
A.
audio board and editor
B.
modulator and vectorscope
C.
recorder and program monitor
D.
teleprompter and waveform monitor
 

 7. 

A bank is ____.
A.
two buses tied together electronically
B.
a row of buttons on a SEG
C.
a delegation control
D.
a T-bar used to go from one bank to another
 

 8. 

While the audience at home watches the image from the program bus, the TD can set up a special effect on the effects bus by watching the effects output on the ____.
A.
preview monitor
B.
confidence monitor
C.
program monitor
D.
CG monitor
 

 9. 

On the Panasonic studio SEG, cameras 1 and 2 should be hooked up through the
A.
auxiliary video inputs
C.
source inputs 1 and 2
B.
video inputs 3 and 4
D.
external headphone jack
 

 10. 

The graphics computer and playback VCR (or cameras 3 and 4 if needed) hook up to the SEG through
A.
camera inputs 1 and 2
C.
audio inputs 3 and 4
B.
souce inputs 3 and 4
D.
external key inputs 3 and 4
 

 11. 

The proper dissolve time for an automatic dissolve using “autotake” is 1 second which equals
A.
30 frames
C.
1 frame
B.
60 frames
D.
2 seconds
 

 12. 

On the teleprompter (Prompt 7 program), in order to get to the display mode at the beginning of the script, you must select
A.
“run mirrored” in the upper right
C.
the "play" or autotake button
B.
the F5 function button on the keyboard
D.
the right arrow key or spacebar
 

 13. 

Scenery units used most commonly in television production that have a 4' X 8' frame and painted plywood on them are called
A.
painted four by eights
C.
flats
B.
scenery units
D.
blue screens
 

 14. 

On the studio SEG, the little red LED indicator next to the “A” and “B” source banks in the “mix/effect” area tells you what
A.
which audio source is selected for the current
C.
whether the autotake function is active
B.
which effect is selected at the time
D.
which bank is active or on the air
 

 15. 

To speed up or slow down the teleprompter display, you use the up and down arrow keys on the computer's keyboard. To pause the text (stop it from rolling all together) you push
A.
the right arrow key
C.
the space bar
B.
the left arrow key
D.
the escape button
 

 16. 

The purpose of the Electronic Field Production unit is teach you   
A.
how to interview, report the news and and edit stories
C.
how to operate a camera and get correct shots
B.
how to operate TV studio equipment including the special effects generator to record video
D.
how to white balance a camera and plug it in for a basketball or football game
 

 17. 

On the Panasonic Studio SEG, there are three ways to fade in from black both manually or automatically. The preferred method is to
A.
set "black" on the A bank, camera 1 on the B bank and move the autofade slider up
C.
set the color corrector to black, set the chromakey to camera 1 and hit autofade
B.
select "matte" on the B bank with the matte color set to black, set camera 1 on the A bank and dissolve from B to A using the T-bar or the autotake
D.
push and hold the fade button on the side of the camera and release it when you want to fade in
 

 18. 

On the teleprompter, you can reverse or “mirror” the image (text) on the screen so it reads backwards (the letters are actually backwards). Why must we reverse the text?
A.
because our news anchors like to read backwards for a challenge
C.
because the other monitor on the camera shows it the right way
B.
because when you split the monitor cable with the Y connector, the 2nd monitor is backwards
D.
because the display screen passes through a 2-way mirror that reverses the text back
 

 19. 

The two buttons that adjust the sharpness of the chroma key (reduce the lines around the person so the blue color doesn't show through) are
A.
chroma and luma
C.
hue and slice
B.
key and sharpness
D.
ham and eggs
 

 20. 

A four-wheeled cart that travels on a lightweight track and enables the camera to smoothly capture movement shots (dollys and trucks) while being pushed by the operator is called a
A.
truck dolly
C.
four-wheeled cart on tracks
B.
train dolly
D.
crab dolly
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Studio cameras should remain in the studio and should not be taken out on remote shoots.
 

 2. 

If you shoot at night, a window in the background of the shot is not a problem.
 

 3. 

Most network-covered sporting events use multi-camera shooting techniques.
 

 4. 

Most nature documentaries use multi-camera shooting techniques.
 

 5. 

Film-style shooting techniques require the least amount of time in the editing room.
 

 6. 

Film-style shooting requires multiple takes of each scene.
 

 7. 

A video switcher can produce fades, cuts, dissolves, wipes, and keys.
 

 8. 

All video switchers are SEGs.
 

 9. 

An instantaneous picture change on screen is called a cut.
 

 10. 

In a key effect, a portion of the picture is electronically removed and replaced with another image.
 

 11. 

The take button is used to cut from a camera on one bus of a bank to a different camera on another bus of that bank on a SEG.
 

 12. 

To perform a cut between sources on the SEG (eg. cams 1 & 2) you must set one on the “A” bank, one on the “B” bank, and press autotake with the transition time set to 0 frames.
 

 13. 

To manually perform a dissolve between sources on the SEG, the “mix/effect” selector button should be set to “mix” before you move the T-bar.
 

 14. 

On the studio SEG, to create a “picture in picture” you must select “screen grab” and “multi-level effect” to get the box and then move the “color correction” joystick to move it around.
 

 15. 

To set the chroma key background for doing the weather, set the computer to the A bank on the studio SEG, the camera to the B bank and then push the NAM button right next to the MIX button.
 

 16. 

If you were writing a script in Microsoft Word, or any word processing program, in order to transfer the file to Video Prompt 7, it must be saved as plain text only-NOT a Word document or other word processing document.
 

 17. 

One of the things that could go wrong on an EFP (electronic field production) shoot is that one or both batteries on the camera(s) could die. (That's assuming the cameras are set up correctly for EFP - like a game or concert event.)
 

Matching
 
 
Match the equipment to its location in the studio during a shoot.
A.
Studio
B.
Control room
 

 1. 

Cameras
 

 2. 

Confidence monitor
 

 3. 

Video recorder
 

 4. 

Lighting instruments
 

 5. 

CG (Title Generator)
 

 6. 

Lighting board
 

 7. 

Microphones
 

 8. 

Preview monitor
 

 9. 

Camera monitor
 

 10. 

Music and sound effects library
 

 11. 

Special effects generator/camera switcher
 

 12. 

Tripods
 

 13. 

Audio mixer
 

 14. 

Flats
 

 15. 

Mic boom
 

 16. 

Program monitor
 

 17. 

Teleprompters
 
 
Match each term to the most related phrase. Answers may be used more than once.
A.
Fade in
B.
Fade out
C.
Dissolve
D.
Wipe
E.
Key
 

 18. 

Meanwhile, at the same time.
 

 19. 

Subjective camera—a character wakes up.
 

 20. 

The scene is over.
 

 21. 

A line moves across the screen replacing one image with another.
 

 22. 

Up from black.
 

 23. 

Commercial is over.
 

 24. 

Time has passed.
 

 25. 

Electronically replacing a color in one  image with different image.
 

 26. 

Fade to black.
 



 
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