Monday, October 6, 2014

Midterm Exam Study Guide- Advanced Television Production and Editing

Midterm Exam Study Guide
Advanced Television Production and Editing (BC 330)
Fall 2014
Exam Date: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.

Fifty percent of your midterm grade will come from your blog. You have received a template of what all should be on your blog. Be sure to complete all required elements and do so in the specific ways detailed in the form.

The written test will consist of the following elements: multiple choice questions, terms and definitions, and short answer. The written part will make up 50 percent of the test.

Please be prepared to answer the following questions that may be on the test:
I.                   Know these basic videography terms and concepts: wide shot (WS), medium shot (MS), close up (CU); sequence shooting (i.e. in-camera editing); pan, tilt, zoom in, zoom out; 10-second rule of shooting; establishing shots; cutaway shots; the importance of creative shooting (low angles, high angles, rack focusing, etc.); jump cut; natural (or “nat” sound); the importance of proper lighting

II.                Editing terms and concepts: Be able to describe the similarities and differences between the Apple iMovie and Windows Movie Maker video editing software; terms: trim, in and out points, transition effects (such as dissolves and wipes); “rendering” video; titles and captions

III.             What are the benefits of using a music source such as in video productions?

IV.             Understanding Blogger:
ü  Who owns Blogger and when did it begin?
ü  What are they key concepts of this platform? Who is it for? What does it allow users to do?
ü  Be able to list several of the Blogger “gadgets” that can be included on blogs
ü  What is the importance of including “labels” when you do new posts?
ü  Why is it desirable with your blog posts to have links to related materials and to, when appropriate, include reader polls and surveys?

V.                Be able to describe how in today’s multimedia world several different ways video productions can be used to inform, promote, influence, sell, and educate. Give specific examples of how video content is used to complement or supplement other online information. 

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