200 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 91 B/W Illus.
Master the fundamentals of studio production procedure and become an effective leader on set. Gain fluency in essential studio terms and technology and acquire the skills you need to make it in the industry. Elegant, accessible, and to the point, the second edition of Andrew H. Utterback’s Studio Television Production and Directing is your back-to-the-basics guide to studio-based lighting, set design, camera operations, floor direction, technical direction, audio capture, graphics, prompting, and assistant directing. Whether you are an established studio professional or a student looking to enter the field, this book provides you with the technical expertise you need to successfully coordinate live or taped studio television in the digital age.
This new edition has been updated to include:
Note: the companion website is still under development, but in the meantime the author's filmed lectures are all freely available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRp_aSpO0y8cDqLjFGZ2s9A
"As both a technical director/editor and as a consultant, I’ve seen the broadcast news industry reinvent itself many times over the past thirty years. Most textbooks either misread the technical end of the business or ignore it entirely. It’s refreshing to see a text that is not only relevant in today’s news environment, but accurately explains the business from both technical and journalistic viewpoints." - Mark Helman, Broadcast Consultant
"Dr. Utterback's real world experience paired with his approach to teaching the fundamentals and essential techniques helped me hone my craft and transition from academic to the local TV market." - Grace Guerin, Production Technician, Fox CT
"Dr. Utterback's knowledge of the production process gave me a greater appreciation for all members of the team tasked with putting a quality newscast on the air and that is something that helped me in my career as a producer." -Robby Messer, Former Utterback student and Emmy-winning producer
Overview of Equipment and Positions: The Studio and the Control Room; Audio Control and Technical Directing; Lighting and Set; Studio Cameras and Floor Directing; Prompter, Graphics, Tape; Rundowns, Scripts, Video Clip Information; Assistant Directing and Directing