- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From the Publisher"Rich Underwood's book is the first comprehensive study of a subject that has been shrouded in mystery for too long. I've always felt there's a real art to shooting news and documentary-style productions; finally someone has come along and proven it. Practical advice and insights from working professionals are mixed with technical information in an easily readable style. I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the subject, even if they're only shooting home movies!" - Richard Crudo, ASC
"The best storytellers show us what we might miss, even standing next to them. These pages are filled with the best. At long last, a book that captures not only the nuts and bolts of our business, but also the adventure. Rich Underwood has created something rare—a tool that teaches both the most experienced and the beginner at the same time." - Bob Dotson, American Story with Bob Dotson, NBC News Today Show
"A lively primer in life behind the newsroom doors. If you have ever wondered what happens when the TV photographers gets the big assignment, this book will give you the details." - Bob Brandon, Freelance cameraman, author, and winner of the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award
"This advice from some of the most outstanding video photojournalists in the industry is just as useful to the hundreds of former still photographers who now are moving into the video world and posting their work online. Roll! goes way behind theory to the The micro- specifics of how the best photojournalists do their work.
If you want to know the best lights, best microphones best tripod to use—it is in there. If you want to understand depth of field, motion and shot composition—it is in there. I have been around TV news for more than 30 years and found myself scribbling the pages with my highlighter pen so I could come back to Rich Underwood's advice again and again. This book is a winner."
Author, teacher, journalist
The Poynter Institute
St Petersburg, Florida
"The book is both a celebration of top-class news-based camerawork and an excellent primer on the logistics and practicalities of shooting news stories while maintaining high production values. Overall, the book is well structured, informative, and extremely well written, capturing the emotions as well as the technicalities, both on and off-camera, involved in getting the story from camera to screen."
Guild of Television Cameramen