TExES Tech Apps Quiz: Video Technology!

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TExES Tech Apps Quiz: Video Technology! - Quiz

This quiz covers portions of the exam that pertains to video production and Camera angle. The TExES series is a group of exams conducted by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and managed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This quiz has been created to test your knowledge and a basic understanding of video production and Camera angle.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which type of shot gives the viewer a closer look at the subject but still provides a view of the background for orientation?

    • A.

      Close-up

    • B.

      Medium shot

    • C.

      Long shot

    • D.

      ELS

    Correct Answer
    B. Medium shot
    Explanation
    A medium shot is a type of shot in filmmaking that frames the subject from the waist up, giving the viewer a closer look at the subject while still providing a view of the background. This shot allows the audience to see the subject in more detail while also giving them a sense of the surroundings or context. It strikes a balance between the close-up shot, which focuses solely on the subject, and the long shot, which shows more of the background but less detail of the subject.

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  • 2. 

    Which type of camera shot is used to emphasize the distance or scale of an object?

    • A.

      Close-up

    • B.

      Medium shot

    • C.

      Wide shot

    • D.

      ELS

    Correct Answer
    D. ELS
    Explanation
    ELS= Extreme Long Shot

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  • 3. 

    This type of light defines the subject directly.

    • A.

      Key Light

    • B.

      Fill Light

    • C.

      Backlight

    • D.

      Rim Light

    Correct Answer
    A. Key Light
    Explanation
    The key light is the main source of light used in photography or cinematography. It is positioned to illuminate the subject directly and define their features. This light is typically the brightest and most prominent in the scene, providing the primary lighting and setting the overall tone. The key light helps to create depth, contrast, and shape to the subject, making it an essential element in lighting setups.

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  • 4. 

    Which type of light fills in the shadows created by the key light?

    • A.

      Fill Light

    • B.

      Backlight

    • C.

      Rim Light

    • D.

      Flood Light

    Correct Answer
    A. Fill Light
    Explanation
    The fill light is used to fill in the shadows created by the key light. It is positioned opposite the key light and helps to soften the shadows and reduce the contrast in the scene. The fill light is usually less intense than the key light and is used to provide additional illumination to the subject, making it more visible and balanced.

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  • 5. 

    Which type of microphone is good for narration?

    • A.

      Unidirectional

    • B.

      Bi-directional

    • C.

      Cardioid

    • D.

      Omnidirectional

    Correct Answer
    C. Cardioid
    Explanation
    Cardioid is heart-shaped and is semi-directional.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following describes standard television broadcast standards?

    • A.

      24 fps, 640 x 480 resolution

    • B.

      30 fps, 16:9 aspect ratio

    • C.

      24 fps, 16:9 ratio

    • D.

      30 fps, 640 x 480 resolution

    Correct Answer
    D. 30 fps, 640 x 480 resolution
    Explanation
    High definition television standards are different, however. The standards for HDTV vary greatly- see the chart at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following in the production crew is responsible for the financial aspects of the production?

    • A.

      Director

    • B.

      Cinematographer

    • C.

      Executive Producer

    • D.

      Creator

    Correct Answer
    C. Executive Producer
    Explanation
    The Executive Producer coordinates the schedule, reserves equipment, and locations, etc. This person is usually not involved in any technical aspect of the film itself.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is not part of the pre-production stage?

    • A.

      Budgeting

    • B.

      Scripting

    • C.

      Storyboarding

    • D.

      Editing

    • E.

      Securing locations

    Correct Answer
    D. Editing
    Explanation
    Editing is not part of the pre-production stage because it involves the process of selecting and arranging footage or audio clips to create a final product. Pre-production refers to the planning and preparation phase before the actual production begins, which includes tasks such as budgeting, scripting, storyboarding, and securing locations. Editing occurs during the post-production stage, after the filming or recording has taken place.

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  • 9. 

    The movement of the camera as it pivots left to right or right to left is called a..

    • A.

      Tilt

    • B.

      Pan

    • C.

      Pivot

    • D.

      Dolly shot

    Correct Answer
    B. Pan
    Explanation
    The movement of the camera as it pivots left to right or right to left is called a pan. This term is commonly used in filmmaking and photography to describe the horizontal movement of the camera. It allows the camera to scan a scene from one side to another, capturing a wider view and adding dynamic movement to the shot. The pan is different from a tilt, which refers to the vertical movement of the camera.

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  • 10. 

    The lateral or side-to-side movement of the camera on a tripod where the distance between the camera and the subject remains constant is called...

    • A.

      Tilting

    • B.

      Panning

    • C.

      Dolly shot

    • D.

      Trucking

    Correct Answer
    D. Trucking
    Explanation
    This is where the camera/tripod is mounted on a car and track system that is seen in behind-the-scenes videos.

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  • 11. 

    A type of microphone that picks up sound from all directions is called...

    • A.

      Bi-directional

    • B.

      Omnidirectional

    • C.

      Unidirectional

    • D.

      Cardioid

    Correct Answer
    B. Omnidirectional
    Explanation
    Remember- "omni" means all!

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  • 12. 

    If a frame has a time code of 00:17:35:14, what does the 14 represent?

    • A.

      Seconds

    • B.

      Frames

    • C.

      Minutes

    • D.

      Hundreths of seconds

    Correct Answer
    B. Frames
    Explanation
    The time code 00:17:35:14 represents the hours, minutes, seconds, and frames of a particular frame. In this case, the number 14 represents the frames.

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  • 13. 

    This type of microphone is very long and is the most directional. It is used in movie sets and in recording wildlife or nature sounds.

    • A.

      Cardioid

    • B.

      Omnidirectional

    • C.

      Shotgun

    • D.

      Parabolic

    Correct Answer
    C. Shotgun
    Explanation
    Remember it's long like the barrel of a shotgun!

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  • 14. 

    A directional microphone mounted to a pole is called a ________ microphone. This is the one most often seen in movies (or hopefully not seen in the final film).

    • A.

      Parabolic

    • B.

      Boom

    • C.

      Omnidirectional

    • D.

      Dynamic

    Correct Answer
    B. Boom
    Explanation
    A directional microphone mounted to a pole is called a boom microphone. This type of microphone is commonly used in movies to capture dialogue and sound effects. It is often positioned just out of the frame, allowing the microphone to pick up clear audio while remaining hidden from view in the final film.

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  • 15. 

    In video editing, two video tracks can be composited together as long as the top track's ____________ is reduced to allow the viewer to see the video track below it.

    • A.

      Opacity

    • B.

      Frequency

    • C.

      Aspect ratio

    • D.

      Frame rate

    Correct Answer
    A. Opacity
    Explanation
    opacity is sometimes called transparency as well

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is NOT a benefit of using digital video over analog video is that...

    • A.

      Digital editing is faster than analog editing

    • B.

      Digital editing is much more precise than analog editing

    • C.

      The cost of digital equipment is less than analog equipment

    • D.

      There is no loss of quality as copies are made/edited

    Correct Answer
    C. The cost of digital equipment is less than analog equipment
    Explanation
    Digital video editing is faster and more precise than analog editing, and there is no loss of quality as copies are made or edited. However, the statement that the cost of digital equipment is less than analog equipment is incorrect. In fact, digital equipment tends to be more expensive than analog equipment due to the advanced technology and capabilities it offers.

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  • 17. 

    In analog recording systems, devices are often daisy-chained together. This results in a loss of quality down the chain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Analog recording systems often use a daisy-chaining method where devices are connected in a series. This means that the output of one device is connected to the input of the next device, and so on. As the signal passes through each device in the chain, there is a potential for a loss of quality. This can be due to various factors such as signal degradation, noise accumulation, or impedance mismatch. Therefore, it is true that daisy-chaining devices in analog recording systems can result in a loss of quality down the chain.

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  • 18. 

    In video production, the 180-degree rule is a guideline stating that...

    • A.

      That two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other.

    • B.

      A camera should never be rotated on a pivot beyond 180 degrees.

    • C.

      The horizon in any long shot should be leveled by the most distant object in the frame.

    • D.

      The aperture of a camera should never be set beyond the 180 degree marking.

    Correct Answer
    A. That two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other.
    Explanation
    The 180-degree rule in video production is a guideline that ensures consistency in the left/right relationship between two characters or elements in the same scene. This rule helps maintain visual continuity and prevents confusion for the viewers. By following this rule, the camera stays on one side of an imaginary line called the "axis of action," ensuring that characters maintain their positions relative to each other. This helps create a smooth and coherent visual narrative.

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  • 19. 

    In which of the following situations is only a partial script needed?

    • A.

      Cartoon animations

    • B.

      Sitcoms

    • C.

      News reporting

    • D.

      Monologues

    • E.

      Television interviews

    Correct Answer
    E. Television interviews
    Explanation
    Television interviews require only a partial script because they involve spontaneous conversations between the interviewer and the interviewee. While some questions and topics may be prepared in advance, the actual dialogue is largely unscripted and relies on the interviewer's ability to ask follow-up questions and engage in a dynamic conversation with the interviewee. This allows for a more natural and authentic exchange of ideas and opinions. In contrast, cartoon animations, sitcoms, news reporting, and monologues typically require a complete script to guide the actors or presenters in delivering their lines and actions.

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  • 20. 

    For an empty room sound, what type of effect is best?

    • A.

      Vibrato

    • B.

      Phase shift

    • C.

      Delay

    • D.

      Reverberation

    Correct Answer
    D. Reverberation
    Explanation
    Reverberation is the best type of effect for an empty room sound. Reverberation refers to the persistence of sound in a space after the sound source has stopped. In an empty room, sound can often feel flat and lifeless. Adding reverberation creates a sense of depth and naturalness to the sound, simulating the reflections that would occur in a real room. This effect helps to make the sound more immersive and realistic, enhancing the overall listening experience.

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  • 21. 

    The television standard used in the United States is called...

    • A.

      NTSC

    • B.

      PAL

    • C.

      IEEE

    • D.

      SVHS

    Correct Answer
    A. NTSC
    Explanation
    PAL is used in Europe and is 25 fps

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  • 22. 

    S-video cable carries video as two separate components, does not carry audio, and is lower quality than composite video.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    S-video does carry video as two separate components (luminance and color), it does not carry audio at all, but it has a higher quality than component video. Component video (usually with RCA jacks) carries the video as one component. DVD players often carry the video signal as three separate components (chroma, blue minus luma, and red minus luma). This is better quality than S-video. The best quality is HDMI which transmits all high-def video and 8 channels of sound.

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