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Studio and Outside Broadcast Camerawork

1st Edition

By Peter Ward


272 pages

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Studio and outside broadcast is often done with more than one camera and has its own distinct discipline and operational procedures. Many camera operators now start with single camera operations and have little or no experience of the skills required for multi-camera operation, whereas it used to be the other way round. This book prepared newcomers to multi-camerawork and the techniques required to produce professional results.

Studio and Outside Broadcast Camerawork is a revised edition of Multi-Camera Camerawork, including new material on widescreen shooting and an update on BBC (and worldwide) policy of 'shoot and protect' for dual aspect ratio format production.


I feel that the book is excellent … should be standard issue on courses that seek to train cameramen, wheather as multi-camera or, indeed, single camera operators, and is an interesting and invaluable companion for cameramen of
all persuasions.
John Cavaciuti, BBC Wales

Table of Contents

Introduction * Technology * Production methods * Rigging and Safety * Basic skills * Operational skills * Picture making skills * Intercutting * Working in a crew * Transmission and recording * Composition * Compositing * Multi-camera production terms

About the Author

Freelance cameraman and trainer, working with ITTC and ex-Chairman of the Guild of Television Cameramen. He spent many years working on a variety of programmes at the BBC before becoming Head of Cameras at Television South West. He is the author of Basic Betacam Camerawork 3rd edition, Digital Video Camerawork 3rd edition, Digital Video Camerawork, TV Technical Operations (all in the Media Manual series), Picture Composition for Film and Television and co-wrote Multiskilling for Television Production.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General