Table 5.6 A Televisual Continuum

Performance Space Proscenium Image Sound Editing Examples Comments
recorded theatrical literal one camera, fixed in place post-independent none Film D’Art, school-play recordings, the first TV shows
recorded theatrical literal multiple cameras, moveable post-independent attenuated continuity The Honeymooners, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show The purest form of the multiple-camera proscenium schema
recorded sound stage virtual multiple cameras, moveable post-independent attenuated continuity I Love Lucy, The New Adventures of Old Christine, As the World Turns These examples do occasionally shoot on-location, but their principal mode of production is in-studio.
constructed sound stage, or on location virtual single camera post-dependent attenuated continuity The Andy Griffith Show, Petticoat Junction, Dallas Telefilm values.
constructed sound stage, or on location none single camera, post-dependent post-dependent intensified continuity Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Scrubs, Miami Vice The purest form of the single-camera televisual schema. Style as a source of humor or carnivalesque pleasure.
constructed none none post-dependent post-dependent intensified continuity or discontinuity The Simpsons, commercials and credit sequences