Introduction to Media Production: From Analog to Digital

Introduction to Media Production: From Analog to Digital

by Gorham Kindem, Musburger PhD
     
 

ISBN-10: 024080239X

ISBN-13: 9780240802398

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This comprehensive introductory text provides students with a practical framework for all aspects of media production by addressing the technological and aesthetic changes that have shaped the industry. The text follows the creative process from pre-production, through production to post-production. It fills the need for a new type of production textbook that is

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This comprehensive introductory text provides students with a practical framework for all aspects of media production by addressing the technological and aesthetic changes that have shaped the industry. The text follows the creative process from pre-production, through production to post-production. It fills the need for a new type of production textbook that is truly comprehensive in approach and addresses the interconnection between film, video, audio, and multimedia technologies. Comparisons of digital and analog production techniques are carried out with detailed descriptions, illustrations, photographs, and diagrams.

Addressing both studio and field issues, the text is organized to follow the production process logically from beginning to end, from concept through to finished product, while still offering information which can be used on an individual chapter basis. In addition to offering a variety of traditional and contemporary technologies and techniques, both Dr. Kindem and Dr. Musburger also introduce students to important aesthetic approaches to media production.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240802398
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; The Production Process: Analog and Digital Technology: Stages of Production: Preproduction, Production, Postproduction, Digital Versus Analog Technologies, A Short History of Film, Audio, and Video Production Technologies, Production Terminology, Single-Camera Versus Multiple-Camera and Studio Versus Location Production, The Production Team in Audio, Video, and Film Production, The Production Team in Interactive Multimedia Production, Visualization: Images, Sounds and the Creative Process, Conveying Information/Rhetorical Persuasion/Artistic Expression, Production Aesthetics: Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Summary; Producing and Production Management, Producing, Production Management; Scriptwriting: Visual Thinking, Preparation for Scriptwriting, Treatments, Scriptwriting Formats, Fiction Scriptwriting, Nonfiction Scriptwriting, Summary; Directing: Aesthetic Principles and Production Coordination, Aesthetic Approaches, Visualization, Composition, Combining Shots, Sound and Image Interaction, Preparing the Shooting Script Production Coordination, Directing Multiple Camera, Directing Single Camera, Summary; Audio-Sound: Aesthetics of Audio/Sound, Microphone Types, Mike Placement and Selection, Sound Signal Control, Audio Perspectives, Summary; Lighting: Aesthetic Approaches, Light and Color, Light Sources, Light Control, Light Measurement, Contrast Ratios, Setting Instruments, Summary; Camera: Placement, Lens Control, Video Cameras, Film Cameras, Camera Care, Summary; Recording: Introduction, Analog Audio, Digital Audio, Analog Video, Digital Video, Film Recording, Summary; Design and Graphics: Aesthetics of Design, Principles of Design, Design Elements, Color, Composition, Graphics Applications, Summary; The Editing Process: Editing Stages, Preliminary, Final, Editing Systems, Linear, Nonlinear, Modes, Fiction, Nonfiction, Aesthetic Approaches, Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Summary; Visual Editing: Digital Nonlinear Editing, Videotape Editing, Film Editing, Summary; Sound Editing: Digital Nonlinear Editing, Videotape Audio Editing, Magnetic Film Editing, Audiotape Editing, Mixing Sounds, Summary; Animation and Special Effects: Storyboards and Animation Preproduction, Types of Animation, Film Animation, Computer Animation, Camera Effects, Optical Effects, Digital Effects, Models and Miniatures, Physical Effects; Distribution and Exhibition: Technology of Distribution and Exhibition, Economics of Distribution and Exhibition, Summary

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