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Studio Television Production and Directing

Studio-Based Television Production and Directing

By Andrew Utterback, Andrew Utterback

  1. ISBN: 9780240808734
  2. Publication Date: February 2007
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 194
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Learn how to direct television programs, understand complex directing tasks, and learn the fundamentals of studio production procedure in this back-to-basics guide to studio-based productions. Learn about lighting, set, camera operations, floor direction, technical direction, audio, tape, graphics, prompting, and assistant directing. As it's one of the most challenging types of programming, the live newscast is used to illuminate television producing and directing procedures for your newscast or other program genre. You'll soon be able to direct any type of studio-based program with ease.

Author Bio

Andrew H. Utterback, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Eastern Connecticut State University. As a former Senior Production Technician, he writes from professional studio-based television experience on over 300 major production assignments that include program credits in master control, as grip, gaffer, camera operator, tape op, floor director, audio, technical director, graphics, assistant director, and as director. Since 1996, Dr. Utterback has trained hundreds of students in Studio Television Production at the University of Utah, Northern Arizona University, Marist College, and Eastern Connecticut State University.


1. Overview of Equipment and Positions: The Studio and The Control Room;
2. Audio Board & Video Switcher;
3. Lighting and Sets;
4. Studio Audio, Studio Cameras, Floor Directing, Talent;
5. Prompter, Graphics, DVE, Keying, Tape, Engineering;
6. Rundowns, Scripts, Fontsheets and Constructing the News -- Story Forms;
7. Live Shots, Microwave and Satellite Remotes;
8. Directing and Assistant Directing;