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Tired of the dry rudimentary guidebooks that ignore the art of telling compelling video stories? Video Shooter takes you to a new level of competence and expertise by presenting the camera as a potent storytelling tool. Sure, you will learn the basics of HD formats, the fundamentals of compression and color space, but only so much as these technical areas serve your craft, which includes more fundamentally camera placement and eyeline, choice of lens focal length and the power of the triangle in creating powerful compositions. Throughout the book you will come to understand the master shooter’s guiding principle, that story is the conduit through which all creative and technical decisions flow.

Humorous and opinionated, the author provides insightful anecdotes and tutorials that help you learn the video shooter’s craft. While the book focuses primarily on how to get the most out of your entry- and mid-level P2, XDCAM, and AVCHD camcorder, the principles and lessons covered such as shooting for green screen and understanding point of view apply just as well to video shooters and storytellers of any level.

As apprenticeships in the industry have largely disappeared, aspiring shooters and film students have had to seek alternative sources for training and guidance. In Video Shooter, you will find a master teacher offering perceptive lessons with a healthy dose of inspiration; these pages are as close to a living and breathing mentor as one can get in a printed form.

Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations present the many lessons throughout the book.

Please visit the Companion Web site: http://booksite.focalpress.com/Braverman/ (registration code is located inside the book)

* Engaging and informative, veteran shooter Barry Braverman shares the ins and outs of crafting a story using DV cams.

* Extensively illustrated in full color, readers will see examples of good video shooting that will help them learn what to do (and what to avoid) in their own videos.

* Companion website offers tutorials, bonus illustrations, examples, demos, equipment reviews, craft tips, blogs, and an instructor's corner complete with students' work.

Synopsis:

Tired of the all the Digital Filmmaking guidebooks that give you only the nuts and bolts of how to use a camera? Video Shooter 2e takes that how-to knowledge and takes it a step further by showing you how to craft a story in your video. Barry Braverman is a highly experienced shooter whose name is gold in the field. This book covers everything from framing a shot, to lighting, to the type of camera (and tripod) one should use, and perhaps most importantly--how to translate the use of all this equipment and techniques into a story.

Humorous and opinionated, the author provides anecdotes and full-color illustrations that help you to learn the tricks of the trade. He gets right to the point of what you need to know to get good shots--and on a budget.

New to this edition:

* more up-to-date techniques involving HD technology

* more coverage on the multi-skillset required of today's filmmmakers (who are asked to act simulataneously as Director, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Sound Recordists, etc.)

*Website including craft tips, equipment review/blogs, and a teacher's corner to support use of the book in film studies/digital media class (includes student work completed in class using the text)

Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations present the many lessons throughout the book.

Engaging and informative, veteran shooter Barry Braverman shares the craft and emotion of constructing compelling visual stories with HD cameras

Explores the video storyteller's window on the world, the use of perspective and choice of lens, the crafting of close-ups, control of depth of field and recommended use of cine lenses and adapters

Considers the art of tweaking the HD image through proper camera setup, supplemental glass filters and postproduction software to control noise, contrast and detail level

Covers the latest tapeless technologies and workflow from recording to flash memory and optical disc to outputting to DVD, Blu-ray and the Web

Companion website offers tutorials, bonus illustrations, equipment reviews, tips and tricks, a reader's help line and the author's blog

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 The Shooter’s Point of View; Chapter 2 The Video Storyteller; Chapter 3 The Storyteller’s Box; Chapter 4 The World in High Definition; Chapter 5 Command and Control; Chapter 6 Tweaking Your Story’s Image; Chapter 7 Going with the Flow; Chapter 8 Your Window on the World; Chapter 9 Making Light of Your Story; Chapter 10 The Audio Story; Chapter 11 Supporting Your Story; Chapter 12 The New Shooter Storyteller; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240810881
Author:
Braverman, Barry
Publisher:
Cmp
Subject:
Video recordings -- Production and direction.
Subject:
Digital cinematography
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Television - Direction & Production
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Tired of the all the Digital Filmmaking guidebooks that give you only the nuts and bolts of how to use a camera? Video Shooter 2e takes that how-to knowledge and takes it a step further by showing you how to craft a story in your video. Barry Braverman is a highly experienced shooter whose name is gold in the field. This book covers everything from framing a shot, to lighting, to the type of camera (and tripod) one should use, and perhaps most importantly--how to translate the use of all this equipment and techniques into a story.

Humorous and opinionated, the author provides anecdotes and full-color illustrations that help you to learn the tricks of the trade. He gets right to the point of what you need to know to get good shots--and on a budget.

New to this edition:

* more up-to-date techniques involving HD technology

* more coverage on the multi-skillset required of today's filmmmakers (who are asked to act simulataneously as Director, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Sound Recordists, etc.)

*Website including craft tips, equipment review/blogs, and a teacher's corner to support use of the book in film studies/digital media class (includes student work completed in class using the text)

Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations present the many lessons throughout the book.

Engaging and informative, veteran shooter Barry Braverman shares the craft and emotion of constructing compelling visual stories with HD cameras

Explores the video storyteller's window on the world, the use of perspective and choice of lens, the crafting of close-ups, control of depth of field and recommended use of cine lenses and adapters

Considers the art of tweaking the HD image through proper camera setup, supplemental glass filters and postproduction software to control noise, contrast and detail level

Covers the latest tapeless technologies and workflow from recording to flash memory and optical disc to outputting to DVD, Blu-ray and the Web

Companion website offers tutorials, bonus illustrations, equipment reviews, tips and tricks, a reader's help line and the author's blog

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