ERIC Number: ED067856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The essence of television has heretofore been thought of as a distribution system, a means of moving pictures from one point to another. This conception has limited the possibility of the medium to the kind of programs shown on commercial television. But just as theater has its own kind of space, the stage, on which certain kinds of events are acted out, television also has a unique kind of space, videospace, and in this space a unique art can be created. The key creator in conventional television is the director, in videospace it is the mixer. The director is trying to give the impression of reality he is representing. The mixer, through creative mixing of images, is spontaneously discovering reality; he is presenting the act of discovery. And the mixer's art is preserved and played back on video tape. (JK)
Descriptors: Artists, Communications, Creative Art, Creative Expression, Innovation, Mass Media, Production Techniques, Programing (Broadcast), Television, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
National Television Center, 288 7th Street, San Francisco, California 94103 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Experiments in Television, San Francisco, CA.