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The world of portable video is a fast-paced and dynamic one with constantly changing equipment, techniques, and applications. This third edition of Portable Video has been further expanded to cover more topics and techniques and the newest equipment. The authors have made this a complete guide to almost any video application, providing the knowledge necessary to gain or enhance an understanding of today's and tomorrow's video needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240802855
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 8.45 (w) x 10.93 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Medoff is Director of the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University. He has taught and served as an administrator at three different universities, produced numerous television and corporate video projects, and has overseen the productions of many students. Dr. Medoff has authored articles in scholarly journals as well as trade and consumer magazines. He has also written textbooks on the Internet and mass media, television production, and electronic media. In addition, he has served as president of the Broadcast Education Association and has recently been the recipient of a Fulbright Specialist Grant.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION, ENG and EFP: The World of Professional Video, ENG: Capturing the Event, EFP: Studio Production on Location VIDEO THE PROCESS OF IMAGE ACQUISITION Light, Lenses, Cameras, and Recorders, Principles of Lens Operation, Video Cameras, Videotape Recorders, Batteries, Tripods and Camera Mounting Devices, MICROPHONES 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, LIGHT: UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLING IT Part One: 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 Two: 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, PICTURES: THE BASIC SHOTS, Identifying the Story Line, The Range of Shots, Shots By Focal Length, Camera Action Shots, Special Use Shots, Composition, Composing Specific Shots, Summary, SCRIPTWRITING, ENG, EFP, PREPRODUCTION, ENG, EFP, Production Crew, Scheduling and Coordination, Location Selection and Survey, Graphics and Props Preparation, Clearance on Copyright Materials, Travel Planning, Summary, PRODUCTION: SHOOTING ON LOCATION, ENG vs. EFP, Setting Up, Sound and Light, Location Integrity, Maintaining Control, Backup Plans, Security, Dealing with the Public, Check Lists, Rolling Tape, Rehearsing, Shooting (and Re-Shooting), Wrapping Up, POST-PRODUCTION: EDITING IT ALL TOGETHER Part One: Technical Editing Basics, Videotape Formats, 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, ENG STYLE, Spot News, General News, Feature News, Sports News, Summary, EFP STYLES, Corporate and Professional Video, Commercials and Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Performance Videos, Sports Video, Music Videos, Nature and Documentary Videos, Video Art, BUDGETING AND PRICING, ENG vs. EFP, In-House vs. Independent Production Units, Creating an Accurate Budget, Budget Tracking, EFP Pricing Formula, Entry Into The Marketplace, COPYRIGHTS AND LEGAL ISSUES, Libel, Slander, and Privacy, News Productions, Copyrights, Protecting Your Work, Insurance, NEW TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Buying Equipment, Digital Technology In Portable Video, Cameras, Videotape, Editors, Exhibition Monitors, High Definition TV (HDTV), Desktop Video, A Final Note, GLOSSARY, INDEX

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