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Production Booklet

Unit 23: Multi Camera Techniques
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Name: Tasmin Saunders

Order of contents (italics show areas you must add in
yourself)















Description of scripts
Multi-Camera Production roles
Assigned Roles for each interview
Mind-map for the content of your show
Defining the format of your programme
Defining the Presentation style
Defining the Visual style
Script: (add in the first draft of your script)
Writing links for your segments
Describing any footage/interviews/images/quotes to be
inserted in the interviews
Final draft of script – using a highlighter show what has
changed since your first draft. Write a small paragraph
explain these changes.
Equipment List
Set Design
Lighting Design
Studio Management plan
Location Recce forms
Risk Assessment

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Multi-Camera Production Roles
You will be producing 3-4 interviews during your chat show. For each interview state who
will be doing which role. You must do EVERY role once during the show.
For more information on what each role entails, visit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/collegeofproduction/collections/job_profiles
And search through the video profiles on the site.
TASK 1: Define each of the following roles
Interviewer
An interviewer is the person asking the questions in an interview, they obtain
information on a specific subject by using appropriate questions and asking the
guest/interviewee in order to get the right information.
Which part of the studio do they work in? (i.e. control room, studio floor)
Interviewers do work in the studio, but they can also do interviews on-location. This
can be where the interviewee is or somewhere that is related to the discussed
subject.
What skills do they need to do their job well?
Interviewers need to have good speaking skills, because they’ll be talking
continuously to the interviewer and they need to be able to say a sentence with ease
(in order to look professional). They also need to appear welcoming to the
interviewee/guest so that they feel comfortable enough to speak more – This will
mean the interviewer will obtain more information from them.
Director
The director organises and guides the production crew, in order to achieve the ideal
outcome. The director plans out the whole thing before its filmed, organises the crew
and equipment, and books the studio/location etc.
Directors have to ensure that everything runs smoothly and on time, otherwise things
can get out of hand.
http://creativeskillset.org/job_roles_and_stories/job_roles/294_director_tv
Which part of the studio do they work in? (i.e. control room, studio floor)
Directors hang around all the technical crew to keep track of everything that’s
happening and make sure that nothing is wrong. This means they tend to be behind
the cameras looking at what’s being recorded.

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What skills do they need to do their job well?
To be a successful director, you will need to:
 be able to translate creatively a writer’s, Producer’s and other originators' vision
into a coherent, marketable, entertaining or informative programme
 understand all aspects of television production and post-production processes
 be able to allow each crew member to contribute and be able to work with them
effectively
 be able to lead a team and to motivate actors and crew members
 show understanding and sensitivity when working with Writers, Producers, Actors
and crew members
 be able to conceptualise ideas and to think visually
 be able to decide the appropriate graphic style and the music for the production
 pay close attention to detail
 have a positive and determined approach to work, along with a high stress
tolerance and stamina
 have good budgeting and financial skills
 know when it is appropriate to use visual and sound effects, and how to use them
properly and effectively
 understand the difference between multi- and single camera shooting
 know when to use different technical and creative techniques
 have great communication skills
 understand the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation and
procedures and keep track of them

Camera Person
A camera person or cameraman is the person that controls and adjusts the camera’s
movement and where the camera is facing. They make sure that the camera is able
to correctly record footage (so it’s focusing on the person being recorded and not
their feet or the camera is tilted to one side so the footage is unstable.)

Which part of the studio do they work in? (ie control room, studio floor)
The cameramen/women are located on the studio floor, where all the cameras are
situated. This is because that’s where the cameras are located.

What skills do they need to do their job well?
They need to have the ability to use different angles at the appropriate times. They
also need to be able to follow instructions and listen to the director/producer in
order to meet their plan.

Sound Mixing

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Sound mixer’s are the people responsible for making sure that the dialogue within a
production is clear and understandable. They work alongside the filming crew as they
need to ensure that all dialogue isn’t being distorted or disrupted by background noise.

http://www.media-match.com/usa/media/jobtypes/production-sound-mixer-jobs402760.php
Which part of the studio do they work in? (ie control room, studio floor)
Sound mixers work on the studio floor alongside the people controlling the cameras. This
is to monitor the recorded audio/dialogue as well as making sure that every word being
spoken is clear.

What skills do they need to do their job well?
Sound mixers need to have a good understanding of using equipment (electronics) for
recording and software for play back. They also need to have great aural skills in order to
pick out/sense any errors in the audio. Communication skills are also very important for
a sound mixer, as they’ll need to be able to tell the producer/director about any issues
there are. Attention to detail is key, as they’ll need to make sure that audio is free of any
background noise and the ability to work under a lot of pressure is useful as they’ll be
working in tight schedules where everything has to be on-point.

Vision Mixing
Vision mixers edit footage live, this means whilst the cameras are recording they add in a
variety of transitions, like: cuts, mixes, wipes and frame manipulation.
http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/tv/job_roles/318_vision_mixer
Which part of the studio do they work in? (ie control room, studio floor)
They’ll be located in the control room as they need to be at a computer so they can access
the software and equipment needed to edit the footage.

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What skills do they need to do their job well?
Visions mixers will need to:
 be able to stay calm and react quickly and accurately under pressure
 Have high levels of concentration
 Have high levels of stamina
 Be quick at responding to cues
 Good at listening to directions/instructions
 Be a good multitasker

Graphics Generator
Graphics generators are the people in charge of the credits for both the beginning and the
end of the show. They also put the name (and maybe logo) of the show and the names of
people on it (if that’s what they want).

http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/tv/job_roles/3787_graphic_artist
Which part of the studio do they work in? (ie control room, studio floor)
They’ll work in the control room as they need to access the computer/whatever they need
to add the credits.

What skills do they need to do their job well?
They need to be able to listen and respond to cues on time and communications skills are
needed to talk to the directors and discuss when and where to add credits.

Lighting Desk
Those working on the Lighting Desk, make sure that the lighting is on-point and it is
suitable for what’s being recorded. They adjust the lighting either manually or with a
lighting mixer/board that they can use from within the control room.

http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/tv/job_roles/298_lighting_director

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Which part of the studio do they work in? (ie control room, studio floor)
They’ll be working on the studio floor as they need to adjust the lighting and keep track of
them.

What skills do they need to do their job well?
They need to be able to see things that are wrong and make them right, they also need to
be able to have the ability to respond to quickly to instructions/commands.
Communication skills are also important as they need to be able to discuss the lighting
with the rest of the crew as well as with the director (in order to check if it’s the way that
they’ve envisioned it).

Floor Manager
Floor managers are there to make sure that all the equipment, locations, props etc. Aren’t
faulty and are safe for use.
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/television_floor_manager_job_description.htm
Which part of the studio do they work in? (ie control room, studio floor)
They work around every area, checking constantly on the sets and monitoring the use of
equipment.

What skills do they need to do their job well?
Communication skills are very important as they’ll need to caution the crew and make
sure that any problems they come across are alerted immediately, in order to avoid injury.

Block 1-Logo, Kelera intro
&Ally Interview
Interviewer (live)

Camera Production and
break/time to prepare

Kelera Nayacakalou + Ally Colquhoun

Taz

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Camera Production 2

Kelera

Vision Mixing

Jake Clark

Lighting Desk and Floor
Management

Joe

.
Block 2-Kelera, Joe insert,
Kelera
Interviewer (live)

Kelera

Camera Production and
break/time to prepare

Ally

Camera Production 2

Taz

Vision Mixing

Joe

Lighting Desk and Floor
Management

Jake

Block 3-Taz interview,
Adverts
Interviewer

Taz

Camera Production and
break/time to prepare

Jake

Camera Production 2

Joe

Vision Mixing

Kelera

Lighting Desk and Floor
Management

Ally

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Block 4-Kelera, Jake insert,
Kelera
Interviewer
Kelera

Camera Production and
break/time to prepare

Joe

Camera Production 2

Jake

Vision Mixing

Ally

Lighting Desk and Floor
Management

Taz

Block 5-Steve’s performance
and logo ending
Interviewer
None (steve)

Camera Production and
break/time to prepare

Ally

Camera Production 2

Joe

Vision Mixing

Taz

Lighting Desk and Floor
Management

Jake+kelera

Equipment List

Equipment
Tripods (x3)

Tick off during set-up of show

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Cameras (x3)
Lighting/lights
Microphones (x3)
Headphones (x5)
Vision mixer
Lighting desk
DVD player
SD cards
Memory stick(s) (x5)
Scripts
Green screen

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Studio Management Plans

a)
a
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d
)

b
)
h
)

g
)

c
)
f)

e
)

f)

f)

i)

Add and label the following to the plan of the studio floor;
a) The main studio
b) The control room
c) The storeroom
d) The editing suite
e) The main office
f) Your three cameras
g) Up to four Microphones
h) Where each Assigned Role will be located (ie Director, Vision Mixer etc)
i) Where you will keep your interviewees before they come on the set. A green room
should be comfortable with sufficient seating for all your guests. Any noise of
their chatting should not be heard on set.

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Location Recce Form
You must complete one of these for the studio and every location in which you film any
pre-recorded segments – You can use the templates from the pre-production tabs.

Insert photo of location (do not draw)

Type of room/area:
Media Studio
Location Address:
The Henley College 
(Rotherfield)
Sat Nav details (Post 
code):
The Henley College 
(Rotherfield)
Nearest Train Station:
Henley railway station

Lighting Information:
It’s quite dark in the studio but there
are a range of lights that can be used.

Solutions:
If more light is needed there may be a
portable light source brought in.

Sound Information:
It’s very quiet but some people can
walk in, the sound of the doors closing
is very loud.

Solutions:
Lock doors during recording session in
order to prevent people from walking in
and disrupting everything.

Power Information
There are plenty of sockets to plug your
equipment into.

Solutions:
Possibly bring in battery powered
equipment in order to reduce the
amount of wires on the floor.

Hazards
Furniture can trip people over, there’s
also the possibility of tripping on wires.

Solutions:
Tuck wires away from site and push
useless furniture to one side away from
the view of the camera.

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Risk Assessment
State the potential risk of your multi-camera production. Check all precautions are in place and
tick off during your set up for your show.

RISK ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITY

HAZARD

RISK
H/M/L

Filming

Tripping on
wires

M

Working with
Equipment

Knocking them
over and
breaking them.

H

Using the
green-screen

Stepping on it
and bringing it
down.

Reading from
the scripts

Getting
PAPERCUTS.

Filming
(outdoors)

Getting
equipment wet.

Moving
equipment
around

Dropping and
damaging
equipment

L

H

H

M

PRECAUTIONS

Taping wires
down/tucking
them away.
Move carefully
with the
equipment as
well as around
them.
Don’t move too
far back.

Handle paper
carefully,
avoiding the
edges as much
as possible.
Bring
umbrellas or
use waterproof
covers over the
cameras and
other
vulnerable
equipment.

Move carefully
and slowly
when holding
the
equipment.

IN PLACE

REVIEWER

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Please leave this section blank:
Risk Assessment checked by: Name …………………………………………………..
………………………………………………….
Date ……………………
KEY: Activity:
Hazard:

REVIEW
DATE

Signed

Describe the component part of your pursuit.
List the things you anticipate might cause harm or the things
associated with your activity that have the potential to cause
harm. Consider the likely harm.

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Assess the risk as either H (High), M (Medium) or L (Low). When
concluding your assessment consider all of the circumstances.
Precautions: Consider what you could do to minimise / negate the risk.
In Place:
Will the precautionary measures be in place at the time of the
activity?
Review Date: When would it be reasonable to review your assessment?
Remember it might be whilst you are undertaking the activity.
Reviewer:
Name of the person responsible for completing the risk
assessment.
A copy of this form should be taken on the activity or visit by the Reviewer.
Risk:

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Shot List
Use your timed script to write a shot list. You will need copies of this to go to your Vision mixer.
Type of shot

Camera No.

Current Action

Wide-shot

3

Introduction - Kelera

Wide-shot

2

Ally introduction

Medium shot

3

Ally Question 1

Medium/wide shot

1

Answer

Wide-shot

2

Ally Question 2

Medium shot

1

Answer

Medium shot

3

Ally Question 3

Duration of shot
45 seconds

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Wide-shot

2

Answer

Medium shot

1

Ally Question 4

Medium shot

3

First part of answer

Wide shot

2

Final part of answer &
Ally Question 5

Medium shot

3

Answer

Medium shot

1

Ally Question 6

Wide shot

2

Answer

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Medium shot

1

Ally Question 7

Medium shot

3

Answer

Medium shot

1

Ally Question 8

Medium shot

3

Answer

Wide shot

2

Wrap up interview

Wide shot

3

Kelera

Joes interview

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Wide shot

3

Kelera

Medium shot

1

Taz introduction

Wide shot

2

Taz Question 1 and
answer

Close up

1

Taz Question 2

Medium shot

3

Answer

Wide shot

2

Taz Question 3

Close up

3

Answer

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Medium shot

1

Taz Question 4

Wide shot

2

Answer and Taz
Question 5

Medium shot

3

Answer

Medium shot

1

Taz Question 6

Wide shot

2

Answer

Medium shot

1

Taz Question 7

Close up

3

Answer

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Advert

Medium shot

3

Kelera

Jakes interview

Medium shot

3

Kelera

Medium shot

2

Steve’s performance

Close up

1

Steve’s performance

Medium shot

2

Steve’s performance

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Close up

1

Steve’s performance

Medium shot

2

Steve’s performance

Pictures of rehearsal to be inserted here:

Any changes after rehearsals please list here:

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