Videography Basic Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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Do you know anything about editing and shots? Editing describes the relationship between shots and the process by which they are combined. It is essential for the creation of narrative space and the establishment of narrative time. Filmmakers and editors may have different goals in mind. If you would like to understand video editing and shots further, take a look at this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement is correct.

    • A.

      Shoot in the direction of bright lights.

    • B.

      Stay 10 feet or more from the person being interviewed.

    • C.

      Talent (the host) should be facing light.

    • D.

      Avoid bright areas.

    Correct Answer
    C. Talent (the host) should be facing light.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Talent (the host) should be facing light." This statement suggests that the host should position themselves in a way that allows them to face the light source. This is important because facing the light helps to ensure that the host is well-lit and visible to the audience. It also helps to minimize shadows and create a more visually appealing appearance on camera.

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  • 2. 

    When using a built-in videocamera microphone stay arms length from the person being interviewed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is True because staying arms length from the person being interviewed helps to capture clear audio without any distortion or background noise. Being too close to the person can result in muffled or distorted sound, while being too far away can result in weak or distant sound. Therefore, maintaining an appropriate distance ensures optimal audio quality for the video interview.

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  • 3. 

    When shooting video it is best to use a monopod or tripod.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using a monopod or tripod when shooting video is recommended because it helps stabilize the camera and reduces shaky footage. This allows for smoother and more professional-looking videos. The monopod or tripod provides a solid support for the camera, eliminating the need to hold it with hands, which can result in unintentional movements. It also helps maintain a consistent frame and composition throughout the video. Overall, using a monopod or tripod improves the quality and stability of the video footage.

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  • 4. 

    A Firewire is the same as a USB.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A Firewire is not the same as a USB. While both are types of computer ports used for connecting devices, they have different specifications and capabilities. Firewire (also known as IEEE 1394) was mainly used for high-speed data transfer, particularly in audio and video applications. USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a more common and versatile interface that supports various devices such as keyboards, mice, printers, and external storage. Therefore, the statement that a Firewire is the same as a USB is incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    The Flip camera operates in a MP4 format.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Flip camera operates in a MP4 format, which means it records videos in the MP4 file format. MP4 is a widely used format that offers high-quality video compression, making it suitable for capturing and sharing videos. This format is compatible with various devices and platforms, allowing for easy playback and editing. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 6. 

    Compressed video formats increase the size of the data (video file).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Compressed video formats actually decrease the size of the data or video file. These formats use various techniques to reduce the file size while maintaining the quality of the video. This is achieved by removing redundant or unnecessary data, such as repeating patterns or frames. By compressing the video, it becomes smaller in size, making it easier to store, transmit, and stream over the internet. Therefore, the statement that compressed video formats increase the size of the data or video file is false.

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  • 7. 

    A 2-3 second video clip is ideal for video editing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Video clips need to be (at least) seven seconds

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  • 8. 

    It is not a good idea to preview video periodically in the field because you might mess up time codes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Previewing video periodically in the field can lead to messing up time codes. Time codes are used to accurately mark specific moments in a video, such as when editing or reviewing footage. If someone previews the video periodically, they may accidentally alter or skip sections, resulting in incorrect time codes. This can cause confusion and difficulties during the editing process, making it a bad idea to preview video periodically in the field. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 9. 

    A zoom involves physically moving the entire camera around.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Physically moving a video camera is called dollying.

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  • 10. 

    A camera movement that involves moving a camera from a person standing in front of the camera to the ceiling is called a "tilt".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A camera movement where the camera is moved from a person standing in front of it to the ceiling is known as a "tilt." This involves angling the camera up or down while keeping it in a fixed position.

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  • 11. 

    A quicktime video format is a compressed format.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Quicktime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple that supports various video and audio formats. Quicktime videos are typically compressed using codecs, such as H.264 or MPEG-4, to reduce file size without significant loss of quality. Therefore, it can be concluded that Quicktime video format is indeed a compressed format.

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  • 12. 

    When videotaping an interview it is best to get the person being interviewed to spell their name at the beginning of the videotaping.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When videotaping an interview, it is best to get the person being interviewed to spell their name at the beginning of the videotaping. This is because it ensures that the name is accurately captured and spelled correctly in any subsequent documentation or video captions. Spelling the name at the beginning also helps to avoid any confusion or mistakes when referring to the person in the interview.

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  • 13. 

    It is best to begin videotaping at the exact point the person being interviewed begins talking.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When you edit, you will lose the first few words if you do not have a few seconds of extra video at the beginning and end of a videotaping session.

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  • 14. 

    When doing an interview, the interviewer begins by looking at the camera, while introducing the person being interviewed, turning the person and facing him primarily during the questioning, and facing the camera at the end of the interview.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that during an interview, the interviewer typically begins by looking at the camera to introduce the person being interviewed. Then, the interviewer turns towards the person being interviewed and faces them primarily during the questioning phase. Finally, at the end of the interview, the interviewer faces the camera again. This is a common practice in interviews to ensure proper engagement with both the interviewee and the audience watching the interview.

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  • 15. 

    Firewires are used by professional videographers and for older videocameras and USBs are currently in wide use with newer computers and by amateurs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Firewires and USBs are both types of connectors used to transfer data between devices. Firewires were commonly used by professional videographers and with older videocameras because they offered faster data transfer speeds and more reliable connections. On the other hand, USBs are currently in wide use with newer computers and are more commonly used by amateurs due to their ease of use and compatibility with a wide range of devices. Therefore, the statement that firewires are used by professional videographers and for older videocameras, while USBs are currently in wide use with newer computers and by amateurs, is true.

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  • 16. 

    When doing an interview, the interviewer begins by looking at the camera, while introducing the person being interviewed, turning the person and facing him primarily during the questioning, and facing the camera at the end of the interview.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During an interview, the interviewer follows a specific protocol. They start by looking at the camera and introducing the person being interviewed. Then, they turn towards the person and primarily face them while asking questions. Finally, at the end of the interview, they face the camera again. This ensures that the interviewer maintains a professional and engaging interaction with both the interviewee and the audience watching the interview. Therefore, the statement is true.

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