Meeting the instructor's needs for a briefer book, this text distills video basics so that they can be covered in a single term. The book moves students from video concepts and processes to production tools and techniques, and finally, to the production environment (studio or field, inside or outside) and its effects. A more conceptual framework leads the student from the idea (what to create) to the image (how to create) on video.
A text for a one-semester course for beginning students in video production. Material moves from idea and production processes to tools and techniques necessary to bring about the production, and then to the production environment and talent. Sections cover production processes, analog and digital image creation, video recording and editing, and studio and field production environments, with discussion of synthetic video and multimedia. Includes key terms and concepts and b&w photos. Zettl is professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
PART ONE: PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND PEOPLE
1.THE PRODUCTION PROCESS. The Effect-to-Cause Production Model. Generating Ideas. 2.THE PRODUCTION TEAM: WHO DOES WHAT WHEN? Team Members. Passing the Buck. Taking and Sharing Responsibility. Production Schedule.
PART TWO: IMAGE CREATION AND CONTROL
3.DIGITAL VIDEO. Basic Image Formation. Primary Colors of Video. What is Digital? Why Digital? 4. THE VIDEO CAMERA. Basic Camera Function and Elements. Types of Cameras
5.LOOKING THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER. Framing a Shot. Manipulating Picture Depth. Controlling Camera and Object Motion
6.OPERATING THE CAMERA. Basic Camera Movements. Camera Mounts and How to Use Them. Operational Features. General Guidelines
7.LIGHT, COLOR, LIGHTING. Light. Shadows. Color. Lighting Instruments. Lighting Techniques
8.AUDIO AND SOUND CONTROL. Sound Pickup Principle. Microphones. Sound Control. Sound Recording. Synthesized Sound. Sound Aesthetics
9.VISUAL EFFECTS. Standard Electronic Video Effects. Digital Effects.
PART THREE: VIDEO RECORDING, SWITCHING, AND EDITING
10.VIDEO RECORDING. Videotape Recording Systems. Videotape-Recording Process. Nonlinear Storage Systems. Use of Video Recording
11.SWITCHING AND POSTPRODUCTION EDITING. Switching, or Instantaneous Editing. Postproduction Editing
12.EDITING PRINCIPLES. Editing Purpose. Editing Functions. Aesthetics Principles of Continuity Editing. Aesthetics of Complexity Editing.
PART FOUR: TALENT AND THE PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT
13.TALENT, CLOTHING, AND MAKEUP. Performing Techniques. Acting Techniques. Auditions. Clothing. Makeup
14.PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT: THE STUDIO. The Video Production Studio. The Studio Control Room. MasterControl. Studio Support Areas. Scenery, Properties, and Set Dressings. Set Design
15.FIELD PRODUCTION AND SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENTS. Electronic News Gathering. Electronic Field Production. Big Remotes. Synthetic Environments. Epilogue. Selected Readings.
Index. Photo Credits.