Today's Video, 4th Edition / Edition 4

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In a society that is increasingly steeped in video culture, the role of videographer is more and more prominent. Here is a do-it-yourself guide to videography that offers comprehensive information for anyone working in or hoping to enter this fast-growing field.

Written by an educator, this revised and updated manual provides detailed information on shooting and editing videos. It begins with basic concepts and progresses through all facets of video equipment and technique. Discussions deal not only with the mechanics of shooting a video but also with the artistry involved. Special emphasis is placed on pre-production planning and the necessity of considering subject as well as audience. Helpful hints on production, staging and budgeting are also included. Mini-glossaries within the sections define important terms. The final section is devoted to in-depth strategies for shooting specific types of videos, including newscasts; legal, corporate and music videos; and weddings and other events.

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786422067
  • Publisher: Utz, Peter
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 565
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Utz is the director of more than 500 instructional videos and the author of nine books, including Introduction to Audio. He lives in Stanhope, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

1 How TV works 3
2 TV monitors and receivers 14
3 TV antennas, cable TV, and RF 35
4 Digital television 57
5 Video recorders 65
6 TV cameras 129
7 More about TV camera lenses 168
8 Camera techniques and picture composition 192
9 Lighting 221
10 Audio 252
11 Camera switchers and special effects 306
12 Television graphics 331
13 Copying a video tape 381
14 Editing a video tape 393
15 Other TV production gizmos 433
16 Video maintenance 469
17 Planning and production techniques 480
App Detailed comparison of DVR formats 535
The future of high definition video recording 539
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