Videography Basic Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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Videography Basic Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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.

  • 2. 
    When using a built-in videocamera microphone stay arms length from the person being interviewed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When shooting video it is best to use a monopod or tripod.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A Firewire is the same as a USB.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Flip camera operates in a MP4 format.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Compressed video formats increase the size of the data (video file).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A 2-3 second video clip is ideal for video editing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 9. 
    A zoom involves physically moving the entire camera around.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 11. 
    A quicktime video format is a compressed format.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 13. 
    It is best to begin videotaping at the exact point the person being interviewed begins talking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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