Synopses & Reviews
Techniques matter! Great ideas don't automatically translate into great programs. It's not enough simply to show what is going on. The way you present your subject will influence how your audience responds. You need to choose your picture and sound carefully, to convey your ideas in an interesting, persuasive way. This book will show you how.
Video Production Handbook shows the full production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. The book focuses especially on why each step occurs as it does and provides guidance in choosing the simplest methods of creating the shots you want in your video project. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create good video content on any kind of budget.
Suitable for students and beginning videographers, the new edition of this classic text retains its clarity and directness but has been completely revised and updated.
This practical sourcebook has been specially prepared to give you an at-a-glance guide to quality video program-making on a modest budget. Emphasis throughout is on excellence with economy; whether you are working alone or with a small multi-camera group. The well-tried techniques detailed here will steer you through the hazards of production, helping you to avoid those frustrating, time-wasting problems, and to create an effective video program.
For many years Video Production Handbook has helped students and program-makers in a wide range of organizations. Now in its thoroughly revised 4th edition, Video Production Handbook guides you step-by-step, explaining how to develop your initial program ideas and build them into a successful working format. It covers the techniques of persuasive camerawork, successful lighting and sound treatment, and video editing. You will find straightforward up-to-the-minute guidance with your daily production problems, and a wealth of practical tips based on the authors' personal experiences.
* Highly visual: hundreds of full-color illustrations demonstrate techniques
* Modern: Up-to-date information on current equipment, techniques, and new distribution outlets such as the Web and mobile phones
* Balanced: Production techniques are covered in detail, but ideas and creative problem solving are given equal weight
* A complete resource: Detailed teaching ancillaries are available for instructors
This practical sourcebook on video production focuses on why each step in the process occurs as it does. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, the book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create good video content on any kind of budget.
The bible of television production books--now thoroughly overhauled for the new millennium!
About the Author
Jim Owens has worked and taught in the video and television industry for over 30 years. He has worked on local, regional and national productions. Owens’ international television work has included eleven Olympic broadcasts and has taken him to over twenty-five countries. He is the author of the Video Production Handbook, Television Production, and Television Sports Production (all published by Focal Press), and has had over thirty articles published in television and broadcast magazines in the United States and Europe. Owens is Dean of the School of Communication Arts at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he has taught since 1981.
Dean of the School of Communication Arts at Asbury University.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1: An Overview of Video Production; Chapter 2: The Production Crew; Chapter 3: Organizing the Production; Chapter 4: Production Techniques; Chapter 5: Writing for Video; Chapter 6: The Camera; Chapter 7: Using the Camera; Chapter 8: Shooting People & Objects; Chapter 9: Working With the Talent; Chapter 10: Audio for television; Chapter 11: Lighting for Video; Chapter 12: The Background; Chapter 13: Television Graphics; Chapter 14: Recording & viewing the video; Chapter 15: Editing; Glossary; Index