Dr. George Vinovich, Professor of Television/Film
: Technical and theoretical aspects of shooting professional-format video on location
using electronic field production techniques and equipment.
Each student is required to shoot and exhibit a DP
Reel containing basic shots, camera movements, and lighting designs in addition to passing the three hands-
on Proficiency Exams required for the course
By the end of the course, the student should be proficient in EFP
single-camera video system setup, linear and nonlinear editing systems, basic solutions to system trouble shooting,
and fundamental techniques of recording EFP video and audio on location.
Avid System Editing Manual
EFP System Manual
Sony Betacam SP Video Tapes
(Source Tapes for DP Reel Shooting and Mastering)
(Window Dub tape for home EDL)
(See “DP Kit Materials” List for shooting on location)
- setup and operation of the pro Betacam system; advanced features such as clear-scan,
shutter speeds, camera filters, and related camera menu selection variables.
EFP System Peripherals
setup and operation of related EFP gear such as color field monitor, fluid-head
tripod, special effects filters, nicad battery packs, and chargers.
Single Camera EFP Location Shooting
- staging, shot composition, lighting, and directing in the field;
continuity shooting for master shot, OS, CU, and cutaway; interview staging, lighting, and directing.