PORTABLE VIDEO: ENG & EFT 2ED NULL / Edition 2

PORTABLE VIDEO: ENG & EFT 2ED NULL / Edition 2

by Norman J. Medoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867293209

ISBN-13: 9780867293203

Pub. Date: 09/28/1992

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

* A comprehensive guide to all aspects of field production

* Theory is enhanced with real-life examples

* Updated emphasis on digital video

Portable Video focuses on technique and technology for single camera electronic news gathering and electronic field production. Covering everything from basic creative and technical editing techniques to budgets and

Overview

* A comprehensive guide to all aspects of field production

* Theory is enhanced with real-life examples

* Updated emphasis on digital video

Portable Video focuses on technique and technology for single camera electronic news gathering and electronic field production. Covering everything from basic creative and technical editing techniques to budgets and copyright issues, it is accessible to the home videomaker or amateur and to the professional seeking information on the newest advances in technique and equipment.

Portable Video: ENG and EFP, Fourth Edition has been revised and updated to cover all of the latest equipment and techniques. Additionally, it discusses the history of video production and electronic newsgathering, and the importance of the verbal content in any production is explored in a chapter on scriptwriting.

Author Biography: Norm Medoff is director and professor at the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University. Tom Tanquary has worked as a video photographer in TV news and production since 1976.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867293203
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
Video Bookshelf
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction


ENG and EFP: The World of Professional Video
ENG: Capturing the Event
EFP: Studio Production on Location
Part One: The Tools
Chapter 2 Video: The Process of Image Acquisition
Lenses, Cameras, and Recorders
Principles of Lens Operation
Video Cameras
Camera Functions
Videotape Recorders
Batteries
Tripods and Camera-Mounting Devices
Chapter 3 Microphone and Audio Recording Techniques
Microphone Structure
Sensitivity
Impedance and Other Factors
Style
Special Applications
Accessories
Audio Cables and Connectors
Selection and Placement
Monitoring, Mixing, and Stereo
Chapter 4 Light: Understanding and Controlling It
Part 1 The Physical Properties of Light
What is Light
The Color of Light
The Direction and Size of a Light Source
The Quantity of Light
Part 2 Creating Light
Light Emitters
Lighting Equipment
Part Three Basic Lighting Technique
The Starting Point: Exposure
The Art of Casting Shadows
Basic Theory
Formal Lighting
Natural Lighting
Light as an Editorial Tool
Conclusions
Chapter 5 Basic Shots: The Language of Video
Identifying the Story Line
The Range of Shots
Shots by Focal Length
Camera Action Shots
Special Use Shots
Composition
Summary
Part Two: The Process
Chapter 6 Scriptwriting
ENG
EFP
Chapter 7 Pre-production and Production
ENG
EFP
Graphics and Props preparation
Clearance on Copyright Materials
Travel Planning
Production: Shooting on Location
ENG versus EFP
Setting Up
Sound and Light
Location Integrity
Maintaining Control
Back-up Plans
Security
Dealing with the Public
Checklists
Rolling Tape
Rehearsing
Shooting (and Re-Shooting)
Wrapping Up
Chapter 8 Post-Production: Editing It All Together Part One: Technical Editing Basics
Types of Edits
Technical Concepts
Editing Machines
Video Input Switch
Understanding the Editing System
Part Two: Creative Editing Basics
Sequencing the Shots
Maintaining Continuity
Establishing a Story Line
Pacing
Adding-Post Production Value
Editing Sound
Summary
Part Three: Styles and Applications
Chapter 9 ENG Style Part One: Taped Coverage
Spot News
General News
Feature News
Sports News
Summary
Part Two: Live Coverage
Live TV
Getting the Picture Out
Communications
Interrupted Feedback
Form and Style
EFP
Chapter 10 EFP Styles
Corporate and Professional Videos
Commercials and Public Service Announcements
Performance Videos
Sports Video
Music Videos
Nature and Documentary Videos
Video Art
Multimedia
Internet
Chapter 11 Budgeting and Pricing
Eng vs. EFP
In House versus Independent Production Units
Creating an Accurate Budget
Budget Tracking
EFP Pricing Formula
Entry into the Video Marketplace Chapter 12
Copyrights and Legal Issues
News Productions
Non-News Productions
Copyrights
Protecting Your Work
Insurance
Chapter 13 New Trends and Technologies
Buying Equipment
Digital Technology in Portable Video
Cameras
Videotape

Exhibition Monitors
Digital TV
High Definition TV
Streaming Video
A Cautionary Note
A Final Note

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