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Overview

This book describes the major aesthetic image elements—light and color, space, time-motion, and sound—and how they are used in television and film. Zettl’s comprehensive coverage of aesthetic theory and his inclusion of effective visuals and examples place this text in a class by itself.
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"SIGHT SOUND MOTION is still the 'gold standard' in the field, and other books only emulate Zettl's approach."

"This is the 'Bible' of media aesthetics. That's huge. Everyone uses it. Everyone knows it."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534526771
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert Zettl is a professor emeritus of the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department at San Francisco State University (SFSU). While at San Francisco State University, he headed the Institute of International Media Communication and received the California State Legislature Distinguished Teaching Award and, from the Broadcast Education Association, the Distinguished Education Service Award. Prior to joining the SFSU faculty, Zettl worked at KOVR (Stockton-Sacramento) and as a producer-director at KPIX, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. While at KPIX, he participated in a variety of CBS and NBC network television productions. Because of his outstanding contributions to the television profession, he was elected to the prestigious Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Northern California Chapter. He also is a member of the Broadcast Legends of the NATAS, Northern California Chapter. Zettl has authored VIDEO BASICS, VIDEO BASICS WORKBOOK, TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, and SIGHT SOUND MOTION, which are translated into several languages and published internationally. His numerous articles on television production and media aesthetics have appeared in major media journals worldwide. He has lectured extensively on both subjects at universities and professional broadcast institutions both nationally and internationally. Zettl developed an interactive DVD-ROM, ZETTL'S VIDEOLAB 4.0, published by Wadsworth Cengage, a part of Cengage Learning. His previous CD-ROM version won several prestigious awards, among them the Macromedia People's Choice Award, the New Media Invision Gold Medal for Higher Education, and Invision Silver Medals in the categories of Continuing Education and Use of Video.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1
1 Applied Media Aesthetics 2
2 The First Aesthetic Field: Light 16
3 Structuring the First Aesthetic Field: Lighting 32
4 The Extended First Field: Color 46
5 Structuring Color: Function and Composition 62
6 The Two-Dimensional Field: Area 72
7 The Two-Dimensional Field: Forces Within the Screen 88
8 Structuring the Two-Dimensional Field: Interplay of Screen Forces 114
9 The Three-Dimensional Field: Depth and Volume 140
10 Structuring the Three-Dimensional Field: Building Screen Volume 164
11 Building Screen Space: Visualization 182
12 The Four-Dimensional Field: Time 206
13 The Four-Dimensional Field: Motion 224
14 Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Timing and Principal Motions 244
15 Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Continuity Editing 264
16 Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Complexity Editing 290
17 The Five-Dimensional Field: Sound 306
18 Structuring the Five-Dimensional Field: Sound Structures and Sound/Picture Combinations 326
Epilogue 359
Glossary 361
Bibliography 377
Photo Credits 389
Index 391
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