Synopses & Reviews
The most comprehensive book on the market, SIGHT SOUND MOTION/APPLIED MEDIA AESTHETICS describes the major aesthetic image elements--light and color, space, time-motion, and sound--and how they are used in television and film. Zettl's comprehensive coverage of aesthetic theory and how that theory can be successfully applied place this text in a class by itself. This edition is richly illustrated with visuals that often draw on traditional art forms, such as painting, sculpture, and dance.
"I haven't found anything nearly as comprehensive and focusedà it is an easy book to understand."
"The book is a very solid platform for the beginning production student."
"I am extremely satisfied with Zettl's textbook. It presents the basic principles in a comprehensive and fundamental manner."
This book describes the major aesthetic image elements-light and color, space, time-motion, and sound-and how they are used in television and film. Zettl's comprehensive coverage of aesthetic theory and his inclusion of effective visuals and examples place this text in a class by itself.
About the Author
Herbert Zettl is Professor Emeritus of the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department at San Francisco State University (SFSU). He taught there for many years in the fields of video production and media aesthetics, and headed the Institute of International Media Communication. For his academic contributions, he received the California State Legislature Distinguished Teaching Award. He also received the Distinguished Education Service Award from the Broadcast Education Association. Before joining SFSU's faculty, Zettl worked at KOVR (Stockton & Sacramento) and as a producer-director at KPIX, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. At KPIX, he participated in several CBS and NBC network television productions. For his outstanding contributions to the television profession, he was elected to the prestigious Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Northern California Chapter. He also is a member of the Broadcast Legends of the NATAS Northern California Chapter. In addition to this book, Zettl has authored TELEVISION PRODUCTION WORKBOOK, SIGHT SOUND MOTION, and VIDEO BASICS. All of his books have been translated into several languages and published overseas. His many articles on television production and media aesthetics have appeared in major media journals worldwide. He has lectured extensively on television production and media aesthetics at universities and professional broadcast institutions in the United States and abroad, and he has presented key papers at various national and international communication conventions. Zettl developed an interactive DVD-ROM, Zettl's VideoLab 3.0, published by Thomson Wadsworth. His previous CD-ROM version won several prestigious awards, among them the Macromedia People's Choice Award, the New Media Invision Gold Medal for Higher Education, and Invision Silver Medals in the categories of Continuing Education and Use of Video.
Table of Contents
1. Applied Media Aesthetics. 2. The First Aesthetic Field: Light. 3. Structuring the First Aesthetic Field: Lighting. 4. The Extended First Field: Color. 5. Structuring Color: Function and Composition. 6. The Two-Dimensional Field: Area. 7. The Two-Dimensional Field: Forces Within the Screen. 8. Structuring the Two-Dimensional Field: Interplay of Screen Forces. 9. The Three-Dimensional Field: Depth and Volume. 10. Structuring the Three-Dimensional Field: Building Screen Volume. 11. Building Screen Space: Visualization. 12. The Four-Dimensional Field: Time. 13. The Four-Dimensional Field: Motion. 14. Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Timing and Principal Motions. 15. Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Continuity Editing. 16. Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Complexity Editing. 17. The Five-Dimensional Field: Sound. 18. Structuring the Five-Dimensional Field: Sound Structures and Sound/Picture C combinations. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.