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Chapter 6: Camera Operation & Picture Composition. Working with the Studio Camera. Studio camera is always mounted on a camera support Usually studio pedestal All electronic adjustments are made by you Adjustments made at the CCU. Steps to perform. Before the Show Headsets

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working with the studio camera
Working with the Studio Camera
  • Studio camera is always mounted on a camera support
    • Usually studio pedestal
    • All electronic adjustments are made by you
    • Adjustments made at the CCU

Chapter 6

steps to perform
Steps to perform
  • Before the Show
    • Headsets
      • Put on the headset
      • Check intercom system is functioning.
      • Should hear the director
    • Camera
      • Unlock pan-and-tilt mechanism on camera
      • Adjust the drag
      • Check camera is balanced
      • Unlock the pedestal. Work on pedestal up and down

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Steps to Perform
  • Before the Show
    • Camera Cable
      • How much do you have
      • Any obstacles
      • Remember: Move cable out of the way. Don’t run over it
    • Zoom lens
      • Check lens
      • Zoom in and out
      • Any problems? Full range?
      • Preset a few zoom positions.
      • Is the lens clean?

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Steps to Perform
  • Before the show
    • Rack focus
      • Move from one extreme to the next.
      • Can you do so easily? Smoothly?
    • Calibrate the zoom
      • Zoom all the way in on the target object in zoom range
      • Focus on far object
      • Zoom all the way back to the widest-angle setting
      • Should now remain in focus

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Steps to Perform
  • Before the Show
    • If have a shot sheet, practice
    • If teleprompter, if it functional?
    • If you leave your camera – LOCK IT DOWN
    • Do not leave camera unlocked and walk away.
    • Consider locking “parking brake” too
    • Cap camera if leaving for substantial periods

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during the show
During the Show
  • Put on headset
  • Do you hear the director
  • Unlock the camera
  • Recheck pan and tilt
  • Focus:
    • If on a person, focus on the hairline – determine the sharpest focus.
    • Or focus on the eyes.

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During the Show
  • If you will dolly with a zoom,
    • Set lens at the wide angle position
    • Preset focus midpoint of dolly distance
    • Dollying the camera
      • Start slowly to overcome inertia
      • Slow down just before the end of the dolly or truck
      • If you have a difficult truck or arc, get the floor director or P.A. to assist.
      • Concentrate on camera operation
      • Keep both hands on panning handles.
      • Keep your had on the focus control. Steer with other hand.

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During the Show
  • If you pedestal up or down, brake the camera before it hits the highest or lowest level
  • Generally keep shots at talents eye level.
  • Before a dolly, determine the approximate reach of the camera cable.
  • If moving, put the extra cable over your shoulder or on the pedestal. Don’t hold it in your hands.
  • Avoid dragging cable. Sound may be picked up on camera.

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During the Show
  • During shoot, be aware of all movemet around you:
    • Where are the other cameras?
    • Where are the microphones?
    • Where is the floor monitor?
    • Where are classmates? Talent?
    • Watch scenery, props, lights, rugs

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During the Show
  • In general, keep eyes on the viewfinder.
  • When your camera is not HOT, look for the next shot.
  • Ad-lib the shot sheet, unless told otherwise by the director
  • Watch your tally light. When your camera is hot, DO NOT refocus zoom or change shot unless told to by director.

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During the Show
  • During rehearsal, notice any problems.
    • Focus
    • Camera shadow
  • Remember the type and sequence of shots director has requested.
  • Make a not of the shot sheet for the other camera.
  • When one shot is done, move to the next, unless told otherwise by the director.

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During the Show
  • Work with talent, director and floor director to mark critical camera positions and talent positions on the floor.
    • From this position, set the zoom
  • Listen to what the director calls for all camera operators, not just you.

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after the show
After the Show
  • Wait for all clear signal
  • Move camera to a safe location in studio
  • Lock the camera
  • Coil cable in a figure 8

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