Chapter 4 Television Cameras

The television camera is probably the most important tool used in the creation of television programming.  Amazing advances in video technology have delivered to us digital cameras that can capture images with brilliant clarity and resolution.  Learning how to use these cameras is the first step to mastering the art of visual imagery.

Images from the textbook:

Body of Camera
Viewfinder
Camera Lens
Focus Control
Zoom Control
Camera Lock and Drag
Pedestal Lock
Tripod
Mounting Head
Spreader
Dolly
Studio Pedestal
Steadicam
Wide Shot
Long-shot
Medium-shot
Medium Close-up
Close-up
Extreme Close-up
2-shot
3-shot
Over-the-Shoulder
Cross Shot
Screen Centering
Rule-of-Thirds
Headroom
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Closure
Natural Cutoff Lines
Neutral Angle
Low Angle
High Angle
Z-axis Staging

Videos

Camera Movement
Picture Composition
Camera Angles