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SMAD 202 (Video Portion) Final

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SMAD 202 (Video Portion) Final SMAD 202

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These 35 cards and review notes from class cover the topics that should be covered on the exam. Good luck on the exam! Contact me at: if you have questions or need a study bu...
Functional Skills in Media Arts and Design II
Dr. John Hodges
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This 10 page Study Guide was uploaded by Jordan Butcher on Tuesday October 11, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to SMAD 202 at James Madison University taught by Dr. John Hodges in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 67 views.


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Date Created: 10/11/16
Exam Review October 11, 2016 40 questions; multiple choice *mainly from lecture Topics: - Editing mainly comes from the online reading - 12 essential guidelines - quintessential element of production - video switcher - audio switcher - ways to create depth - three point lighting - color temperature - depth of field - z axis - sound waves - microphones - composition – establishing, MS, CU, WS SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: 1) use a tripod 2) MS & CU 3) "if in doubt, leave it out" 4) cut away from shot 5) don't keep camera rolling 6) don't wear white or stand against white What are the 12 essential guidelines to filming? 7) 5 second role cue 8) 10 second count down 9) use aux mic for interview 10) instrumental music (no words) 11) don't focus only on person speaking, show what they're talking about 12) plan your piece ahead (i.e. story board) What is the quintessential element of production? capture and hold the viewers' attention Know the Video Switch Board! contact Professor Hodges to get an appt. Know the Audio Switch Board! contact Professor Hodges to get an appt. SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: Hard: sharp and defined shadow; small source but bright/harsh What is the difference between hard and soft light? Soft: large light source; fewer/less defined shadows What is three-point lighting? Key light (hard), Fill light (soft), and Back light What angle is a key light at? on the left at 45 degree vertical and horizontal What angle is a fill light at? on the right at 30 degree vertical and 45 degree horizontal SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: How is color temperature measured? degrees Kelvin What color temperature is a tv studio/incandescent light? 3,000K (reddish) What color temperature is a fluorescent light? 4,500K (green-blue) What color temperature is an average sunny day? 5,400K (blue) SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: A high color temperature is more ________ (color). blue A low color temperature is more ________ (color). red Depth of field; the distance in front and behind the point of focus th What does DOF stand for and what is it? at are sharp/in focus X axis = width What is the z axis? Y axis = height Z axis = depth (3D) SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: What are the technical terms for # #1 - frequency: tonal quality of audio 1 and #2 and what do they stand f #2 - amplitude: how loud the sound is or? How is frequency measured? Hertz (htz) How is amplitude measured? decibel (dB) 1) context 2) figure/ground What are the 5 sound aesthetics principles? 3) perspective 4) continuity 5) energy SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: sound that goes with your location/time What is context? i.e. woods: birds chirping, stream flowing, etc. figure is the main object/person and needs to be louder than the gr What is figure/ground? ound (background) What is perspective? framing of shot should match the sound What is continuity? flow SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: the pace and emotion in the story What is energy? the music should match the energy i.e. if the story is sad, don't play party music how much you can change the focal length of the lens What is zoom range and how is it calculated? longest length/shortest length = L:S scale used to indicate how much light passes through the aperture/i What is f/stop? ris high f/stop = small opening = more light capture ratio of screen width to height What is aspect ratio? in the US it's 16x9 and used to be 4x3 SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: WS - head to toe What is shown in a wide shot, medium shot, close up, and extreme MS - knees up close up? CU - head and shoulders ECU - doesn't show all of the face What are the three categories of cameras and recorders? professional, prosumer, consumer What is a microphone? transducer that converts acoustical energy into electrical energ y How do microphones vary? (three ways) construction, pickup pattern, operational type SMAD 202 Final Study this set online at: dynamic: own source of energy What are the three types of microphone construction? ribbon: fragile condenser: needs a battery/external power omnidirectional: pickup sound from all around cardiod: upside down heart; tight sound to talent What are the four pickup patterns of a microphone? hypercardiod: mushroom shape bydirectional: figure 8; pickup sound from sides lavaliere: clip to shirt; used in class (condenser) What are the four operational types of a microphone? handheld: carry to interviews (dynamic) shotgun: aka boom mic wireless: not tied down with cables (condenser)


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