Roll! Shooting TV News: Shooting TV News:Views from Behind the Lens / Edition 1

Roll! Shooting TV News: Shooting TV News:Views from Behind the Lens / Edition 1

by Rich Underwood
     
 

Roll! Shells fly overhead as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together giving the

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Roll! Shells fly overhead as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together giving the reader a look through the viewfinders of the very best television photojournalists.

As 19 experts weigh in with their candid, personal stories and photographic tips, it's as if you're over their shoulders, following their intuitions and hearing their thoughts as they shoot. The trade term for what they do is called ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and whether they're called Cameramen, Backpack Journalists, Television Photographers or any other moniker de jour, they're all paid to bring the world's events into living rooms around the world. These are the men and women who capture the bleeding edge of history - as it happens.

Written in a smooth, unique interview style, this book is a necessary read for photojournalists, videographers and tv photojournalists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240808482
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/22/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The History of Television Photojournalism - From the Beginning
Chapter 2: John DeTarsio, A Storyteller's Story
Take 2: Storytelling
Chapter 3: Larry Hatteberg, The Chain Of Command
Chapter 4: Eric Kehe, The Photographic Department - People and Equipment
Take 2: The Language of Lenses
Chapter 5: Stephen Hooker, Camera Techniques for Spot News
Take 2: The Shot & Motion
Chapter 6: Christian Parkinson, General News - From Kings to Commoners
Chapter 7: Ray Farkas: Interviews - Talking Heads and Voyeurism
Take 2: Composition
Chapter 8: Corky Scholl, Feature Stories, B-Roll, Sequencing and Great Moments
Chapter 9: Lisa Berglund, Truth and Filmmaking, Objective and Subjective Camerawork.
Chapter 10: Ian Pearson, Legalities and Ethics - Do the Right Thing
Chapter 11: Mitchell Wagenberg, Covert Camera - The Fangs of the Fourth Estate
Chapter 12: Heidi McGuire, The One - Woman - Band
Chapter 13: Greg Stickney, Live - What TV News Does Best
Chapter 14: Sam Allen, Get Into the Game - Athletic Photography
Chapter 15: Brian Weister, Editing - A Cut Above
Chapter 16: Mike Elwell: Embed - War Coverage
Chapter 17: Bart Noonan, World Coverage - From the Top Down
Chapter 18: David Hands, Freelancing in TV News
Chapter 19: Rustin Thompson, From News to Independent Documentaries
Chapter 20: Kevin Sites, The Future of Journalism
Parting Shots
Appendix A Video Formats
Appendix B Setting Up a Video Monitor
Appendix C More on Lighting
Appendix D RCFP First Amendment Handbook (brief outline)
Appendix E RTNDA Code of Ethics
Appendix F NPPA Code of Ethics
Appendix G Sound

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