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Video fabrication is the equivalent of film making, but with images chronicled digitally instead of being on film stock. As far as this quiz is concerned, you will need to know what a camera person does, how you zoom in and out, what a point of view shot, what does pan mean, and the visual plan for video production called. This quiz will introduce you to the world of video production. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does a camera person do?

    • A.

      Creates the script

    • B.

      Shoot the footage and knows all the shot types

    • C.

      Edits the footage

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Shoot the footage and knows all the shot types
    Explanation
    A camera person is responsible for shooting the footage and having knowledge about different shot types. They operate the camera, set up shots, and ensure that the visuals are captured effectively. This includes understanding various shot types such as close-ups, wide shots, and angles to achieve the desired visual composition. They work closely with the director and cinematographer to capture the desired shots and contribute to the overall storytelling of a film or video production.

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  • 2. 

    How do you zoom in and out?

    • A.

      Move away from the subject

    • B.

      Walk closer to the subject

    • C.

      Using the zoom lens on a camera to zoom in or out on the subject, usually with a stationary camera.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Using the zoom lens on a camera to zoom in or out on the subject, usually with a stationary camera.
    Explanation
    To zoom in and out, you can use the zoom lens on a camera. This allows you to adjust the focal length of the lens, thereby bringing the subject closer or moving further away from it. This is typically done with a stationary camera, as opposed to physically moving closer to or away from the subject. Therefore, the correct answer is using the zoom lens on a camera to zoom in or out on the subject, usually with a stationary camera.

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  • 3. 

    What shot is a distance away from a subject?

    • A.

      Close up

    • B.

      Medium shot

    • C.

      Long shot

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Long shot
    Explanation
    A long shot is a distance away from a subject. In cinematography, a long shot is used to show the subject in relation to its surroundings and to provide context. It captures a wide view of the scene and is often used to establish location or emphasize the distance between characters or objects. Therefore, a long shot is the correct answer as it refers to a shot that is far away from the subject.

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  • 4. 

    What is a point of view shot?

    • A.

      Looking into the eyes on another subject

    • B.

      The camera shows what a character is looking at

    • C.

      A shot that shows a great deal of the area where the scene is taking place

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The camera shows what a character is looking at
    Explanation
    A point of view shot is when the camera shows the audience what a character is looking at. This technique is used to create a sense of immersion and allow the audience to see the scene from the character's perspective. It helps to convey the character's emotions, intentions, and focus on a specific object or person. This shot is commonly used in films to provide a subjective viewpoint and engage the audience in the character's experience.

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  • 5. 

    What does Pan mean?  When you..........................

    • A.

      Move the video camera from left to right.

    • B.

      Move the video camera up and down.

    • C.

      Walk and video at the same time.

    Correct Answer
    A. Move the video camera from left to right.
    Explanation
    The word "Pan" is commonly used in the context of video cameras to refer to the horizontal movement of the camera from left to right. It is a technique used to capture a wider view or follow a subject's movement. The other options mentioned, such as moving the camera up and down or walking and videoing at the same time, do not specifically refer to the action of panning.

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  • 6. 

    Who controls all of the shot by shot, moment to moment decisions.  Even though he can put input during preproduction, he isn’t the boss until he is on set.

    • A.

      Director

    • B.

      Camera Operator

    • C.

      Writer

    • D.

      Editor

    Correct Answer
    A. Director
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Director. The director is responsible for controlling all of the shot by shot, moment to moment decisions on set. They have the final say in how the scenes are shot, the performances of the actors, and the overall creative vision of the film. While they may receive input during preproduction, the director ultimately becomes the boss once they are on set. The camera operator, writer, and editor all play important roles in the filmmaking process, but the director is the one who has the ultimate control and authority over the production.

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  • 7. 

    Who is responsible for choosing and placing the proper microphones, monitoring the sound levels during a take, and coordinating with the camera and lighting crews to ensure the microphone is out of the frame and not casting shadows?

    • A.

      Production Assistant

    • B.

      Sound/Audio Engineer

    • C.

      Writer

    • D.

      Camera Operator

    Correct Answer
    B. Sound/Audio Engineer
    Explanation
    The Sound/Audio Engineer is responsible for choosing and placing the proper microphones, monitoring sound levels during a take, and coordinating with the camera and lighting crews to ensure the microphone is out of the frame and not casting shadows. They have the expertise and knowledge to handle all aspects related to sound recording and ensure high-quality audio for the production.

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  • 8. 

    The "visual plan" for a video production is often called a __________________.

    • A.

      Cellboard

    • B.

      Spreadsheet

    • C.

      Storyboard

    • D.

      Telescript

    Correct Answer
    C. Storyboard
    Explanation
    A "visual plan" for a video production is often called a storyboard. A storyboard is a series of illustrations or images that represent the different shots or scenes in a video. It helps to visualize the sequence of events and allows the production team to plan and organize the shots before filming. It serves as a guide for the director, camera crew, and other members of the production team to ensure a cohesive and visually appealing final product.

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  • 9. 

    What is a scriptwriter's job responsibility?

    • A.

      Shoot the footage

    • B.

      Compose all of the DIALOGUE spoken by all characters and/or narrator or host

    • C.

      Plan all dialogue, narration, camera shots and angles, camera movements and actor movements

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Plan all dialogue, narration, camera shots and angles, camera movements and actor movements
    Explanation
    A scriptwriter's job responsibility is to plan all aspects of a script, including dialogue, narration, camera shots and angles, camera movements, and actor movements. They are responsible for creating a blueprint for how a scene or film should be shot and how the actors should move and interact within it. This involves carefully crafting the dialogue spoken by the characters and/or narrator or host, as well as determining the visual elements such as camera shots and movements that will enhance the storytelling.

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  • 10. 

    What is headroom?

    • A.

      Generally about 2 meters of clearance is recommended between the top of a person's head and the top of the screen/frame.

    • B.

      It refers to the space above a person's head to the top of the screen/frame.

    • C.

      It refers to all of the space surrounding a subject on camera.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. It refers to the space above a person's head to the top of the screen/frame.
    Explanation
    Headroom refers to the space above a person's head to the top of the screen/frame. In video production, it is important to have an adequate amount of headroom to ensure that the person's head is not cut off and that there is enough space for any movement or gestures. Having approximately 2 meters of clearance between the top of a person's head and the top of the screen/frame is recommended to maintain proper composition and avoid any visual discomfort for the viewer.

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  • 11. 

    What type of shot  establishes a new scene setting or location?

    • A.

      Close up shot

    • B.

      Medium shot

    • C.

      Establishing shot

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Establishing shot
    Explanation
    An establishing shot is a type of shot that is used to introduce a new scene or location to the audience. It typically shows the entire setting or a wide view of the location, providing context and helping the audience understand where the scene is taking place. This shot is often used at the beginning of a scene or after a significant change in location to orient the viewers and set the stage for the upcoming action. It helps create a sense of place and allows the audience to understand the spatial relationships between characters and their environment.

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  • 12. 

    What do you use to keep your camera from moving?

    • A.

      Chair

    • B.

      Hold it tight

    • C.

      Tripod

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Tripod
    Explanation
    A tripod is used to keep a camera from moving. It provides stability and support, allowing the photographer to capture clear and steady images. By securely attaching the camera to the tripod, it eliminates any unwanted movement or shaking that could result in blurry or distorted photos. The tripod's adjustable legs and height also enable the photographer to position the camera at different angles and heights, providing versatility and precision in capturing the desired shots.

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  • 13. 

    Type the word True or False to the following question:A long shot does not show the setting?

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    A long shot in film or photography refers to a shot taken from a considerable distance, showing a wide view of the setting or location. This type of shot is often used to establish the context or to emphasize the relationship between characters and their surroundings. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that a long shot does not show the setting.

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  • 14. 

    Type the word True or False to the following question:A close up is used to show emotions.

    Correct Answer
    True
    Explanation
    A close up is a camera shot that focuses on the face or a specific detail of a subject, allowing the viewer to see the emotions and expressions more clearly. By zooming in on the subject, a close up shot effectively captures and highlights the emotional reactions and expressions, making it an effective technique to show emotions in film or photography.

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  • 15. 

    A typical reporter for a local television station performs which of the following duties?

    • A.

      Chases stories, writes scripts, interviews people and reads intro's/extro's.

    • B.

      Sets-up the camera on a tripod, sets-up the microphone and records necessary clips.

    • C.

      Edits clips into a finished news item using video software.

    • D.

      Does all of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Does all of the above.
    Explanation
    A typical reporter for a local television station performs all of the mentioned duties. They chase stories, write scripts, interview people, and read intro's/extro's. They also set up the camera on a tripod, set up the microphone, and record necessary clips. Additionally, they edit the clips into a finished news item using video software. Therefore, the correct answer is "Does all of the above."

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  • 16. 

    Today's local television stations want to hire which of the following types of employees?

    • A.

      People who are experts in a single field, such as camera work.

    • B.

      People who are creative.

    • C.

      People who can do it all; creative, literate, technically-minded and good communicators.

    • D.

      People who with good voices and good physical appearance.

    Correct Answer
    C. People who can do it all; creative, literate, technically-minded and good communicators.
    Explanation
    Local television stations want to hire employees who can do it all, meaning they are not only experts in a single field but also creative, literate, technically-minded, and good communicators. This is because working in television requires a diverse skill set, and employees who possess a combination of these qualities will be able to handle various tasks and responsibilities effectively. They need to be creative to come up with engaging content, literate to write scripts and reports, technically-minded to operate equipment, and good communicators to interact with the audience and convey information effectively.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following represents the WORKFLOW CYCLE for video or film production?

    • A.

      Planning, Recording, Completing

    • B.

      Pre-Production, Post-Production, Recording, Editing

    • C.

      Post-Production, Pre-Production, Production, Distribution

    • D.

      Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, Distribution

    • E.

      Brainstorming, Writing, Recording, Editing, Finalizing, Distribution

    Correct Answer
    D. Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, Distribution
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, Distribution. This represents the workflow cycle for video or film production, starting with the planning and preparation stage (Pre-Production), followed by the actual filming or recording stage (Production), then the editing and finalizing stage (Post-Production), and finally the distribution or release of the finished product (Distribution). This sequence reflects the typical order in which tasks and processes are carried out in the production of a video or film.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following are potential concepts to plan during the video "Pre-Production" phase?

    • A.

      Locations

    • B.

      Dialogue and Narration

    • C.

      Added Sound

    • D.

      Script Writing

    • E.

      Identifying Camera Shots and Camera Movements

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    F. All of the above
    Explanation
    During the pre-production phase of a video, various concepts need to be planned. Locations need to be selected to determine where the video will be shot. Dialogue and narration need to be written and planned to ensure proper storytelling. Added sound, such as background music or sound effects, should also be considered. Script writing is an essential part of pre-production as it outlines the storyline and dialogue. Lastly, identifying camera shots and movements helps in visualizing how the video will be filmed. Therefore, all of the options mentioned (Locations, Dialogue and Narration, Added Sound, Script Writing, Identifying Camera Shots and Camera Movements) are potential concepts to plan during the pre-production phase.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is NOT a legitimate option for the "Distribution" phase of video and film production?

    • A.

      Broadcasting

    • B.

      Final Studio Editing

    • C.

      Online

    • D.

      Theatrical

    Correct Answer
    B. Final Studio Editing
    Explanation
    Final Studio Editing is not a legitimate option for the "Distribution" phase of video and film production. The distribution phase involves making the finished product available to the audience through various channels such as broadcasting, online platforms, and theatrical release. Final Studio Editing, on the other hand, is a part of the post-production process where the final touches are made to the video or film before it is ready for distribution.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is NOT a part of the 'Post-Production" phase of video production?

    • A.

      Recording

    • B.

      Video Editing

    • C.

      Adding Sound, Music and Sound Effects

    • D.

      Finalizing

    Correct Answer
    A. Recording
    Explanation
    The phase of video production that involves capturing the footage is called the "Production" phase, not the "Post-Production" phase. Post-production refers to the tasks that occur after filming, such as video editing, adding sound, music, and sound effects, and finalizing the project. Therefore, recording is not a part of the post-production phase.

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  • 21. 

    What is "Intellectual Property" all about?

    • A.

      The more creative a video production is, the more "Intellectual Property" it has.

    • B.

      Artists, composers, musicians, writers, photographers and performers have certain rights to their own creations.

    • C.

      Highly thoughtful and well researched video productions, such as biographies and documentaries have a greater degree of "Intellectual Property".

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Artists, composers, musicians, writers, photographers and performers have certain rights to their own creations.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is artists, composers, musicians, writers, photographers, and performers have certain rights to their own creations. This answer aligns with the concept of intellectual property, which refers to the legal rights that individuals or organizations have over their creations or inventions. These rights protect the creators' original works from being copied, used, or distributed without their permission. In the context of video production, the more creative and thoughtful the production is, the more intellectual property it possesses, as it involves the expression of ideas and original content.

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  • 22. 

    How is a Video/Audio Script arranged?

    • A.

      Video is on the Right and Audio is on the Left

    • B.

      Video is on the Left and Audio is on the Right

    • C.

      Video Scripts are identical to scripts for stage plays

    Correct Answer
    A. Video is on the Right and Audio is on the Left
    Explanation
    In a video/audio script, the arrangement is such that the video is on the right side and the audio is on the left side. This means that when reading the script, the video cues and descriptions are placed on the right-hand side, while the audio cues and dialogue are placed on the left-hand side. This arrangement helps to provide a clear and organized structure for the script, making it easier for production teams to understand and follow during the filming or recording process.

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  • 23. 

    How is an Over-The-Shoulder Shot used?

    • A.

      It may be used to see a Point of View or Perspective of a person

    • B.

      It may be used to establish a Main Character

    • C.

      It is always used when a TV news reporter interviews a subject

    • D.

      All of the above are accurate

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are accurate
    Explanation
    An over-the-shoulder shot is a camera angle that is used in filmmaking and photography. It is commonly used to show the point of view or perspective of a person, allowing the audience to see what the character sees. This shot can also be used to establish a main character by showing their interactions and reactions to the events happening around them. While it is not exclusively used in TV news interviews, it can be utilized in this context as well. Therefore, all of the above options accurately describe the uses of an over-the-shoulder shot.

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  • 24. 

    What goes on the LEFT side of a Video/Audio Script?

    • A.

      Camera Shots

    • B.

      Camera Angles

    • C.

      Camera Movement

    • D.

      Actor Movement

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because the left side of a video/audio script typically includes information about camera shots, camera angles, camera movement, and actor movement. This information helps in organizing and planning the visual and audio elements of a video or audio production. By including all of these aspects on the left side of the script, it ensures that the production team has a clear understanding of how the video or audio will be shot and how the actors will move within the scene.

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  • 25. 

    What goes into the RIGHT side of a Video/Audio script?

    • A.

      Dialogue

    • B.

      Narration

    • C.

      Music

    • D.

      Sound Effects and Ambience

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options are included in the right side of a Video/Audio script. Dialogue refers to the spoken words by the characters, narration is the commentary or voice-over that provides additional information, music is the background score, and sound effects and ambience are the environmental sounds that enhance the audio experience. Therefore, all these elements are essential components of a video/audio script and are placed on the right side.

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  • 26. 

    What is the name of the device that allows on-screen hosts and TV news anchors to read a script while looking directly into the lens?

    • A.

      2-way miror

    • B.

      Key Grip

    • C.

      Gaffer

    • D.

      Teleprompter

    Correct Answer
    D. Teleprompter
    Explanation
    A teleprompter is a device that allows on-screen hosts and TV news anchors to read a script while looking directly into the lens. It displays the script on a screen that is placed in front of the camera lens, allowing the presenter to read the text while appearing to maintain eye contact with the audience. This technology is commonly used in television and video production to ensure smooth and accurate delivery of scripted content.

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  • 27. 

    What happens when a part of a person's on-screen interview is cut out and the two ends are joined together in editing?

    • A.

      This results in a "Jump Cut", which looks sloppy and unprofessional.

    • B.

      This results in a "Dissolve", which is always acceptable.

    • C.

      This is a "Wipe", which is sometimes acceptable.

    Correct Answer
    A. This results in a "Jump Cut", which looks sloppy and unprofessional.
    Explanation
    When a part of a person's on-screen interview is cut out and the two ends are joined together in editing, it results in a "Jump Cut". A jump cut refers to a noticeable break in continuity where there is a sudden jump in time or space. This editing technique can make the video appear sloppy and unprofessional as the abrupt transition can be jarring for the viewer.

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  • 28. 

    What is a good choice to cover-up a spot where a subject's on-camera response has been cut out and rejoined?

    • A.

      Dissolve from the end of the first part to the beginning of the next part

    • B.

      Use a blank screen or title screen to cover-up the split

    • C.

      Use a cut-away shot of something relevant to cover-up the split

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Use a cut-away shot of something relevant to cover-up the split
    Explanation
    A cut-away shot of something relevant is a good choice to cover-up a spot where a subject's on-camera response has been cut out and rejoined. This technique helps to maintain the continuity and flow of the video by diverting the viewer's attention away from the cut. By using a cut-away shot that is relevant to the topic or context, the audience remains engaged and the edit becomes seamless. This method is commonly used in film and television production to create smooth transitions and hide any disruptions in the footage.

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  • 29. 

    What is the MOST common way used in 99.9% of all video editing, to switch from one shot or scene to the next?

    • A.

      Fancy effects, wipes and explosions

    • B.

      Simple straight cuts

    • C.

      Dissolves that blend the end of one shot into the beginning of the next one

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple straight cuts
    Explanation
    In video editing, the most common way to switch from one shot or scene to the next is through simple straight cuts. This involves directly transitioning from one shot to another without any fancy effects, wipes, or explosions. It is the simplest and most straightforward method used in 99.9% of all video editing. Dissolves that blend the end of one shot into the beginning of the next one may also be used, but they are not as commonly employed as simple straight cuts.

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