Cengage Advantage Books: Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age (with DVD) / Edition 1

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VISUAL STORYTELLING: VIDEOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE combines a thorough exploration of essential storytelling concepts with detailed instruction in practical technical skills. Without limiting its focus to a particular range of equipment, applications, or technology, this engaging text covers the key concepts, aesthetics, and techniques of single-camera field production and post production. It includes an abundance of unique images, useful learning tools, and real-life stories and suggestions from working experts. The accompanying DVD illustrates and expands on text concepts, with relevant video and audio footage for editing exercises.

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" …[T]he manuscript is excellent, excellent, excellent. I enjoyed reading it from front to back and found it a good opportunity to reinforce some knowledge and to learn a few new things…. Our current text doesn't come close to this one…. This extraordinarily well-designed, up-to-the-minute text will be immensely valuable as an introduction to the applied processes of remote production and post for our students in documentary filmmaking and will serve as a perpetual resource for them after the course ends.... The text is remarkably accomplished and contemporary."

"It is refreshing to find a production textbook that positions story as the central focus of all aspects of the production process."

"[VISUAL STORYTELLING: VIDEOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE] contains the information I need with support material to back the information discussed in the book... I was impressed with the [DVD]. The contents covered the basic elements very straightforward. I appreciated the comparison of the different microphones, lenses and depth of field. The examples complement the book tremendously."

"[T]he book does not overwhelm with technobabble. I also appreciate the tying of technology to the importance of story-telling. This book seems to get the importance of explaining why you "push the button" not just telling you how to push the button."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534637927
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/21/2008
  • Series: Cengage Advantage Bks.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Osgood is a Professor Emeritus at Indiana University in Bloomington and a documentary filmmaker. He is a Vietnam War veteran and had held positions in media management and production before moving to Indiana University in 1987. Professor Osgood has received multiple teaching awards and numerous project grants from Indiana University and other agencies. His work has been broadcast on network and satellite channels, selected for screening at film festivals and distributed both nationally and internationally. His awards include a Regional Emmy, Telly Video, Media Communications Association (MCA-I) Silver Reel, Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence and the Pop Culture Association Documentary Award.

M. Joseph Hinshaw is an associate professor in the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) at James Madison University. Prior to SMAD, Hinshaw taught at the University of Oklahoma, winning the Gaylord College Distinguished Teaching Award. Before his academic career, Hinshaw worked at a PBS station and a production company in the Washington, D.C. market. He edited and shot a monthly syndicated show—seen on more than 100 PBS and commercial television stations—that won a local Emmy for best informational program. Hinshaw has won numerous awards for his production work from groups such as the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and the Media Communications Association (MCA-I). Also, he earned the prestigious Best of Festival and other awards from the BEA for his creative works related to teaching video production.

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Table of Contents

Part I: PREPRODUCTION. 1. Visual Storytelling. 2. Preproduction. 3. Legal and Ethical Issues. Part II: SHOOTING/ACQUISITION. 4. From Light to Electrical Energy: Creating and Storing Media. 5. Composition. 6. Audio in the Field. 7. Lighting in the Field. Part III: POST PRODUCTION. 8. The Aesthetics of Editing. 9. Post Production. 10. The Sound Track. 11. Graphics and Effects. 12. Output. Glossary/Bibliography/Index.

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