Production Professionals


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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This category consists of technical professionals involved in the production. These include: camera operators, cinematographers, directors of photography, lighting designers, and lighting directors, as well as dialogue coaches, location managers, medical consultants, stage managers, production coordinators, technical directors, trainers, and unit production managers.

Highlights
Bernie Oseransky on being an Executive in charge of production; on what that job entails; on the difference between that and Production Executive
01:17
Joseph M. Wilcots on how the Star Trek transporter effects were created in post-production
03:19
Stewart MacGregory on the difference between a unit manager and a production manager 
01:53
Abby Singer on the duties of a unit production manager
03:36
Ben Wolf on shot composition 
02:44
Ira Skutch on the craft of staging managing for television, and on stage managing The Hour Glass
05:41
Who talked about this profession

John Bartley

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John Bartley on the responsibilities of a Director of Photography
02:45
John Bartley on the importance of the camera operator (and other camera crew)
01:21

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on working with CBS News correspondents and producers when shooting a story
02:40
Wade Bingham on the job of a camera operator/cinematographer on a news program or documentary series
03:25
Wade Bingham on starting to use multiple cameras for news stories
04:23

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on new filming techniques that came about during the run of Bonanza
01:14
Haskell Boggs on learning to deal with the smaller sized television screen during his time was director of photography on Bonanza
01:45
Haskell Boggs on acting as director of photography for the Bonanza episode "Bushwhacked, and on the importance of a director of photography knowing the script
03:31
Haskell Boggs on dealing with the weather and daylight when working on location on Bonanza
01:49
Haskell Boggs on how cinematography techniques changed during his time on Bonanza and moving to the Warner Bros. set
01:23
Haskell Boggs on the differences between shooting for television and shooting features and on working with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
02:57
Haskell Boggs on advice to aspiring directors of photography
02:21

Frank Inn

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Frank Inn on the keys to his success as an animal trainer
04:21
Frank Inn on advice to aspiring Hollywood animal trainers
01:35
Frank Inn on the specific talents an animal trainer must possess
05:50
Frank Inn on his technique training animals
02:43
Frank Inn on the difference between training male dogs and female dogs, and on his animals getting awards
01:31

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on the duties of a stage coordinator 
04:22
Stewart MacGregory on how the advent of color affected his job as stage coordinator 
03:51
Stewart MacGregory on the technical aspects of being a unit manager on Wide Wide World
05:32
Stewart MacGregory on the difference between a unit manager and a production manager 
01:53

Kent McCray

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Kent McCray on the craft of being a production manager
06:00
Kent McCray on the importance of keeping things light with his crew
01:30

Bernie Oseransky

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Bernie Oseransky on deciding he wanted to work on the production side of television while he was still an usher at CBS studios in the 1950s; on his duties as an usher
Bernie Oseransky on what he learned as an usher at CBS Studios early in his career
01:17

Ed Resnick

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Ed Resnick on advice to aspiring cameramen
03:27

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on his style of communication and his early projects as a cameraman 
01:50
Thomas Del Ruth on what a director of photography does and working with directors
04:41
Thomas Del Ruth on acting as director of photography on various made-for-television movies and on the technical aspects of the job
03:54
Thomas Del Ruth on his visual style 
02:32
Thomas Del Ruth on the most important developments in television cinematography 
01:40
Thomas Del Ruth on his advice to an aspiring cinematographer 
02:26

Abby Singer

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Abby Singer on the duties of a unit production manager
03:36
Abby Singer on what makes a good production manager
02:38
Abby Singer on the main responsibilities of a production manager/executive, and a typical work week
02:41
Abby Singer on advice to people getting into production management and his influence in the business
02:02

Joseph M. Wilcots

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Joseph M. Wilcots on the challenges of lighting Roots
03:54
Joseph M. Wilcots on depth of field and selective focus when shooting, and the use of filters
05:47
Joseph M. Wilcots on technological innovations during his career, and on working with a crew
05:46
Joseph M. Wilcots on advice to an aspiring cinematographer
01:04

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on how the television cinematographer works with the lighting director
01:55
Ben Wolf on advice to someone starting out in the cinematography business
02:32
Ben Wolf on how cinematography has changed
01:42
Ben Wolf on then-recent technological developments for cameras and then-current cinematography
02:16
Ben Wolf on the role of a cinematographer in television
05:06
Ben Wolf on the television cinematographer working with the director
03:37
Ben Wolf on cinematographers working with assistant directors and stage managers
02:27
Ben Wolf on cinematographers establishing a look for a show with lighting directors
02:19
Ben Wolf on shot composition 
02:44