Electronic field production

Film-style production approach using a single camera to record on location. Typically shot for post-production application, non-live feed.

Electronic field production is a television industry term referring to a video production that takes place in the field, outside of a formal television studio, in a practical location or special venue. Zettl defines EFP as using "both ENG (electronic news gathering) and studio techniques. From ENG it borrows its mobility and flexibility; from the studio, it borrows its production care and quality control. EFP takes place on location (which may include shooting in someone's living room) and has to adapt to the location conditions... Good lighting and audio are always difficult to achieve in EFP, regardless of whether you are outdoors or indoors. Compared to ENG, in which you simply respond to a situation, EFP needs careful planning."

Typical applications of electronic field production include awards shows, concerts, major interviews for newsmagazine shows like Inside Edition, Extra (TV program), and Dateline NBC, large conventions such as the Democratic National Convention, Republican National Convention or San Diego Comic-Con International, celebrity red-carpet events and sporting events.

EFP ranges from a camera operator or crew of two (camera operator with sound mixer) capturing high-quality imagery to a multiple-camera setup utilizing videography, photography, advanced graphics, and sound.

Electronic field production
  • EFP
  • What is the difference between EFP and ENG? on dvinfo.net
  • Electronic News Gathering and Electronic Field Production on sciencedirect.com
  • Electronic Field Production: The Good, The Bad, The Useful on tvtechnology.com
  • Electronic news-gathering on wikipedia.org
  • Compare Electronic News Gathering (ENG) & Electronic Field Production (EFP) on siped.org
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