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Here are a few selected questions for your practice.

Rawat Sir has told you how to

prepare each question, and from where to read for each. Within third brackets are
given the marks for each question. In the section B, objective questions are there, of
2 marks each.
Within second brackets, and in red color, are given the book sources from which you
are supposed to prepare. Very soon, we'll post more precise information - the exact
pages to read for a particular question.
Some powerpoint presentations will follow this post. For the VFX and TV Graphics
unit (Unit-V), you need not read any book. If you follow the powerpoints, that would
be enough.
Please feel free to ask any question.
Essay-type Questions
1. What do you understand by Production Models? Describe Production Models with
diagrams. [16] (Zettl, Pg. 393 (Heading: Using Production Models) - pg. 395 (Before next
heading: Writing the Program Proposal)
2. Write a concept for any multi-camera production of twenty two minute duration, and write
a program proposal with tentative budget details. [16] (Zettl, Pg. 395 (Writing Program
Proposal) - Pg. 396)

3. Write Short Notes on:

(a) Concept Formation for a TV program [8] (Zettl, Pg. 392 (Generating Program
Ideas) - Pg. 393)
(b) Facilities and Schedule [8] (Zettl, Pg. 402 (Facillities Request) - Pg 403 (Before
next heading: Permits and Clearances)
(b) Write the Flow-Chart of a TV Production [8] (Millerson, Pp. 51 - 52)

1. Elaborate the term Multi-camera Directing Procedure. [16] (Zettl, Pg 446 Pg 455
(Before the next heading: Directing Rehearsal)
2. What is the difference between directing rehearsal and directing the show. [16] (Zettl, Pg
455; Pp 461 463)
3. What are the differences between the features of stand-by and on-the-air procedures. [16]
(Zettl, Pp 446 (Directors Terminology), Pp. 461 463 (Standby Procedure)

1. What is meant by Television Scenery? Describe different types of scenery. [4+12=16]
(Zettl, Pp 355 360)
2. Describe the importance of makeup and costume in a television production. [16] (Zettle, Pp
386 388)
3. Write short Notes on:

Elements of scene design [8] (Zettl, Pp 361 - 365)

Stage props and Hand properties [8] (Zettl, Pg. 360)

Wagons and Platforms [8] (Zettl, Pp. 358-359)

1. Write Short Notes on :

Specification of TV Graphics [8] (Powerpoint, Slide 50 onwards)

Mechanical Effects [8] (Powerpoint, slide 39 onwards)

Optical Effects [8] (Powerpoint, slide 34 onwards)

2. Mention any four electronic effects. Describe their use. (Zettl, Pp. 322 329) What is
Keying. (Zettl, Pp. 321- 322 (Subheading: Key)) What are the different Keying used in TV
Production? (Zettl, Pg. 322 (Internal Key) Pg. 327 (Zettl, Before the next heading:
3. What do you understand by chroma Key? [2+4+2+4+4=16] (Zettl, Pg. 324 (Chroma Key)
to Pg. 326 end)
4. Name four DVE. Describe their use. [4+12=16] (Zettl, Pg. 329 (Heading: Digital Video
Effects) Pg. 336 (End of the chapter)

1. What are the characteristics features of big remotes? [16] (Zettl, Pg. 477 (Big Remote)
Pg. 484 (Before next heading: Directing the Air Telecast))
2. How do the communication satellites function? Why are they important in telecommunication? [16] (Zettl, Pg. 501 Pg. 503 (Before next heading: Cable Distribution)
3. Briefly describe the salient features of Signal transport. [16] (Zettl, Pp. 500 -504)

Objective Questions
Answer ALL of the following short questions:
(Each question carries 2 marks)
1. Production Method (Zettl, Pg 415)
2. Recce
3. Concept Mapping (Zettl, Pg. 392)
4. Floor plan (Pg. 427)

5. Floor manager (Zettl, Pp. 429 430)

6. Transponder (Zettl, Pg. 502 (Heading: Uplinks and Downlinks))
7. Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) (Zettl, Pg. 501 (Heading: Satellite: Frequencies)
8. Remote Setups (Pp 487 488)
9. Dry rehearsal : Rehearsal without production facilities, generally done outside the studio, right
after the camera blocking phase.
10. Dry run (Zettl, Pg. 456) : A rehearsal of actors without equipment generally intended to establish
11. C.G. : Character Generator. Studios still equipped with older machines and analog
transmission use analog Character Generators which look like an electric typewriter.
Digital transmission uses dedicated computers for character generetaors.
12. C.C.U. : Camera Control Unit. It is part of the live camera units broadcast chain. It
connects and control the cameras remotely through CCU cables. On the other side it
connects to the switcher, the preview monitors and the line out monitors. The whole
setup is commonly known as the CCU.

13. Rotoscopy : Rotoscopy or Rotoscoping is an animation/VFX technique in which the the

VFX artist traces the outline of a live motion character frame by frame, and uses the
outline or contour for animation. Both live motion and fully animated TV programs/
movies use this technique.
14. Multi-Image Effect (Powerpoint, slides 32-33) (Zettl, Pg. 335 (Heading : Multi-Image)
Pg. 336 (End of the chapter. Before : Main Points)
15. CGI : Computer Generated Image / Computer Generated Imagery

Please follow this question bank. Dont study anything else for TVP-II, for the
Pre-final exam.
We may add things to the TVP-II Course page at the blog address

But, any additional thing which is not in this document is meant for your final
exam. Dont read them for your pre-final.
All the best!