The Television Academy Career Series – 3 Pack from First Light Video Publishing is a set of 3 DVDs that covers all the essentials of television production. The 3 DVD pack includes Lost – The Cinematography Team, ER – The PropMasters, and 24 – The Editing Series titles, and has a total runtime of 120 min.
Garnering an Academy Award for educational and instructional excellence, the video publication Lost – The Cinematography Team offers an insight into the entire production process of the hit ABC series, Lost. Advantages of shooting alternate episodes leading to more prep time and additional input on location choices are explained by cinematographers Michael Bonvillian and John Bartley. Details about production meetings, locations, actual scene shoots, and interviews with camera operators and other production personnel are also included in the DVD. You are offered the opportunity to view the special vehicles and production equipment used to shoot scenes in difficult terrain such as the sandy beach and the jungle. Personal interviews with the cast expressing their admiration for the cinematography team are also included.
Journeys Below the Line - ER The PropMasters DVD takes you behind the scenes of the multi-Emmy award winning show, ER from NBC. A firsthand account of the complicated job of prop masters, Rick Kerns and Rick Ladomade and their crew is offered in the DVD. You are also provided with views of stunts, scenes involving prosthetics, and handling of medical props. A complete overview of the teamwork required to render special effects and stunts is provided by cast members and the production designer. The ER – PropMasters DVD also includes interviews with cast members and suggested curriculum material for television production courses.
Journeys Below the Line – The Editing Process of 24 DVD from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation is an Aurora award winning art/culture instructional video publication. Providing information about the technical jobs related to television production, the DVD explores every career area associated with TV production. Included in the DVD are presentations that explore on-set production footage, insightful interviews with cast and crew, and spirited give-and-take with media arts students.
The Editing Process DVD captures the essence of editing by going behind the scenes of FOX television hit, 24, and describes the jobs that contribute towards the distinctive look of the series. Following the entire editing process, the Journeys Below the Line crew introduces you to the script supervisor, follows the note creation process and their transfer to the editor’s room, and building and editing of the final scene. An introduction by lead actor, Kiefer Sutherland, and a slew of interviews by the other cast members, provide you with an insight about the importance of editing and script supervision. Also included are the curriculum for television production courses currently taught in TV/film programs in colleges and universities. You are provided with additional information via interviews with representatives of editors and the script supervisors’ guild.
An additional 30 minutes of content includes budget examples for explaining “Below-the-Line”, additional resources in the form websites and printed material, student TV academy and faculty TV academy membership forms, editor’s log, script supervisor’s daily report, and forms used for script supervision and editing.