Television Broadcasting Tutorial 19

THE 5 STEP GUIDE TO USING THE SONY V1 CAMERA

(plus external hard drive)

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This post offers 5 simple steps on how to use the Sony V1 camera. Students should also refer to Tutorials 8 and 15 for more information about filming with the camera (pictured above).

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Television Broadcasting Tutorial 16

THE KULESHOV EFFECT AND MONTAGE EDITING

The modern process of editing pictures to tell a story started to take shape nearly 100 years ago, when a Soviet film-maker created montage editing; a technique we now take for granted in television.

In the years after the communist revolution, Lev Kuleshov and other Soviet film-makers developed a more radical approach to editing that was inspired by the rapid editing and efficient storytelling of Hollywood adventure films (especially the films of D.W. Griffith). Kuleshov wanted to challenge how Russian films were made before the revolution – he despised their melodramatic, unadventurous style – and a visual experiment meant that Kuleshov entered cinematic folklore.

But this all happened about 100 years ago, I hear many of you say. What’s it got to do with digital editing today?

Well, plenty. It’s always important to understand the history of video production – especially something as important as telling stories with pictures – and the Kuleshov Effect still has the power to make you think about the impact of montage on the viewer.

Yes, even today…

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Television Broadcasting Tutorial 13

10 THINGS EVERY SELF-SHOOTING DIRECTOR OR BROADCAST JOURNALIST MUST KNOW

This tutorial looks at technical aspects of camerawork that programme-makers need to understand if they are to successfully record their own professional television content. The technical detail may differ depending on the video camera being used, but the core principles are the same for most situations when filming.

In this case, the detail is specific to students who use a Sony V1 camera and a Manfrotto 501HDV tripod. These pieces of equipment will be referred to directly in this tutorial.

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