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Course Objective:

Students will acquire a theoretical, historical, conceptual and critical understanding of television production. They will learn the basic terminology and concepts of television production and will understand the theory of television production as it applies to the interplay of visual and auditory elements within the television studio.

 

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

CO1: Know about the difference between the TV medium and Film medium.

CO2: Acquire the significant knowledge about the various types of video formats and television production methods.

CO3: Understand the grammar of studio production and the key roles of production team.

CO4: Understand the Production & Post production process in detail.

CO5: Acquire an in-depth knowledge about the techniques to handle and manage the problems in each phase of production.

 

Unit I INTRODUCTION OF TELEVISION PRODUCTION

Introduction of visualization – Understanding TV Medium – Different approaches to visualization – TV, Films, and Ad films – Television Crew: an overview of Direction – Art Direction, Floor Management: Indoor &Outdoor -Production Management -Budget Preparation.

Unit II GRAMMAR AND MAKING OF TELEVISION SHOWS          

Principles of Script Writing – Creative Writing – Script Formats – Planning of Story, Story Board – Screen Play, Dialogue Writing, Script Writing Techniques – Types of Script (documentary, short film, advertisement film, corporate film, sitcom, soap opera and etc.) – Selection of Cast – Research – Locations – Set and Design: In-doorSet, On-sights Sets -Recent Developments in Television Programmes and Techniques – Genres – Packaging and Broadcasting Styles Followed by Different Channels.

Unit III CAMERA TECHNIQUES AND OPERATION

Types of Camera – Video Formats (VHS, SVHS, U-MATIC, BETA, DIGITAL) – Framing, Shots & Movements – Usage of Various Types of Camera Lenses – Usages of Various Filters (day, night, colour correcting filter, diffusion filter), Objectives TV lighting – Types of lighting: Diffused & Directional – Three Basics of Lighting – Colour Temperature – Lighting for Different Situations – Techniques of Live Audio Recording: Audio on line or off line – Types of Microphones and their Uses (Dynamic Mic, Condenser Mic and Ribbon Mic).

Unit IV PRODUCTION STAGES                                        

Brainstorming – Planning – Research: the Basic Script – Budget  – Logistics – Crew – Location Talents – Responsibility of Television Personnel – Roles of the Production Crew: For Studio and Outdoor Shows – Set Design: Backdrop and Properties to be used – Editing: Linear, nonlinear Equipment, Techniques in Editing, Digitizing, Format Conversion, Preparation of Edit-list, Use of the Dope sheet, Editing Schedule and Online and Offline Editing – Use of Audio Video Mixer – Special Effects – Writing for the Programme – Recording the Audio – Musical Score Recording – Computer Graphics (CG) – Programme Output.

Unit V PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Managing personnel – Financial Management – Programming Strategy and Distribution -Programming Economics – Packaging – From Capsule to Delivery Platform – Strategic Alliances and Partnerships – Regulatory Influences – TRP – Management – Legal Issues and Ethics – Curtain raiser – Teaser – Marketing: Getting Gponsors – Publicity – Troubleshooting for Video Equipment.

 

Total:  45 Hrs

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