Getting Started With The Camera

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Camera Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test on the basics of camera operation and shot composition. All questions are based on class notes and discussion.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an establishing shot and how could you use it in one of your video productions?
  • 2. 
    Why is it so important to set-up and record your shots quickly and efficiently?
  • 3. 
    The camcorder’s CCD device converts reflected light into electrical signals which are then recorded onto the recording device.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A lens’s telephoto setting allows the videographer to record a “close-up” view of a distant object.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A school picture in a yearbook is a good example of this shot.
    • A. 

      Extreme close-up

    • B. 

      Close-up

    • C. 

      Bust shot

    • D. 

      Over-the-shoulder

  • 6. 
    A sideways movement of the tripod dolly is called a ___________.
    • A. 

      Tilt

    • B. 

      Dolly

    • C. 

      Truck

    • D. 

      Unstable horizon

  • 7. 
    A tiny monitor mounted on the camcorder that enables the videographer to “see” what is being recorded is a _________________.
    • A. 

      Tripod

    • B. 

      Trigger

    • C. 

      Iris

    • D. 

      Viewfinder

  • 8. 
    A vertical movement of the camcorder on the tripod is called a _____________.
    • A. 

      Tilt

    • B. 

      Dolly

    • C. 

      Truck

    • D. 

      Pan

  • 9. 
    Audio and video outputs on the camcorder are used to connect the camcorder to playback devices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Focusing is achieved by adjusting (lengthening or shortening) the length of the lens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Foreground, middle-ground, and background are the three most important aspects for creating "depth" in your shots.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Leadroom is most affected by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Moving objects

    • B. 

      Backlight

    • C. 

      Distance

    • D. 

      Auto-focus

  • 13. 
    Standard Definition camcorders produce the highest quality images.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The adjustment on a camera that determines how a camera processes colors is ______.
    • A. 

      AGC (automatic gain control)

    • B. 

      White balance

    • C. 

      Iris

    • D. 

      Trigger

  • 15. 
    The camcorder is really a combination of two pieces of equipment: a video camera and a recorder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The Rule of Thirds is important in establishing the right amount of headroom in a shot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The word lens is a Latin word that means, “writing with cameras”.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    This shot contains the entire subject you are recording.
    • A. 

      Close-up

    • B. 

      Bust shot

    • C. 

      Long shot

    • D. 

      Over-the-shoulder shot

  • 19. 
    This shot is most often used to convey emotions…
    • A. 

      Bust shot

    • B. 

      Long shot

    • C. 

      Over-the-shoulder shot

    • D. 

      Extreme close-up

  • 20. 
    What word is literally translated "writing with light" in Latin?
    • A. 

      Pens

    • B. 

      Hens

    • C. 

      Wrens

    • D. 

      Lens

  • 21. 
    When recording objects moving at high speeds (a race car, for example) it is recommended that a high-speed shutter setting be used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which is better, an optical zoom lens or a digital zoom lens?
    • A. 

      Optical

    • B. 

      Digital

  • 23. 
    Which of the following most affects picture composition?
    • A. 

      Backlight

    • B. 

      Headroom

    • C. 

      Auto-focus

    • D. 

      AGC

  • 24. 
    White balance is the adjustment on a camera that determines how the camera processes colors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    What type of shot is used to give the viewer insight into the setting of a video project?
    • A. 

      Extreme close-up

    • B. 

      Close-up

    • C. 

      Medium shot

    • D. 

      Establishing shot

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