Chapter 2 Producing in a Television Studio

Learning how to work in a television studio is an involved process. Many different practical skills take place during production and it’s important for students to understand not only the individual technical components in the process, but how those elements–and the people who perform those tasks–work together. One of the most important things to be learned while working in a studio is the notion of group synergy, the idea that a team of individuals working together can accomplish much more than one individual can by doing everything alone.

The following images are floor directing cues commonly used on television studio production sets:

STANDBY
CUE TALENT
TIME CUES
30-SECONDS
15-SECONDS
STRETCH IT OUT
SPEED IT UP
ON TIME
WRAP
CUT
COMMERCIAL BREAK
MOVE CLOSER TO THE CAMERA
MOVE AWAY FROM THE CAMERA
WALK
STOP
OK
SPEAK LOUDER
MOVE CLOSER TO THE MIC
KEEP TALKING

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Floor Directing Cues