A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters Page: 47
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As to employee qualifications nought in tlx# staff
employ©# wfio performs before the comras, tine t^lecantera •
Indicated tin it tli© ability to ad lib wall w«s the moat im-
portant quality, followed by the possession of a good radio
voice, tho equally rated characteristics of being tele-
genic ond at ease before an a Mios©e. ^he ability to &@t
was rated as least important.
Tiie oare and iwaintenanoe as well as the use of motion
picture projection equljwaoat and films was rated as the most
Important ability for the staff employee who worked behind
the scenes in a television station. Scenic design and exe-
cution was rated am next most important, followed very
closely by the ability to use a 16mm. motion picture camera.,
Costume design and execution were rated as least Important*
Motion picture scenario writing is rated as aost effec-
tive in training writers for television, writing for the
stage is considered as the next most effective area. Writing
for AM radio is rated as third, while writing for the printed
media is considered least important.
®te teleoaaters rated theatrical production and direc-
tion as the Most valuable area of activity in preparing for
direction of television programs. Sound radio experience
was rated.very closely behind the theater, while work 1m
vaudeville presentation was rated as least important. Tele-
easters agree that objective analysis of training for tele-
vision directing is extremely difficult, in that the television
medium is something of a synthesis of several jsedliu
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Helton, William Bernard. A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130211/m1/52/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .