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Overview

Techniques matter! Great ideas don't automatically translate into great programs. It's not enough simply to show what is going on. The way you present your subject will influence how your audience responds. You need to choose your picture and sound carefully, to convey your ideas in an interesting, persuasive way. This book will show you how.

Video Production Handbook shows the full production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. The book focuses especially on why each step occurs as it does and provides guidance in choosing the simplest methods of creating the shots you want in your video project. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create good video content on any kind of budget.

Suitable for students and beginning videographers, the new edition of this classic text retains its clarity and directness but has been completely revised and updated.

This practical sourcebook has been specially prepared to give you an at-a-glance guide to quality video program-making on a modest budget. Emphasis throughout is on excellence with economy; whether you are working alone or with a small multi-camera group. The well-tried techniques detailed here will steer you through the hazards of production, helping you to avoid those frustrating, time-wasting problems, and to create an effective video program.

For many years Video Production Handbook has helped students and program-makers in a wide range of organizations. Now in its thoroughly revised 4th edition, Video Production Handbook guides you step-by-step, explaining how to develop your initial program ideas and build them into a successful working format. It covers the techniques of persuasive camerawork, successful lighting and sound treatment, and video editing. You will find straightforward up-to-the-minute guidance with your daily production problems, and a wealth of practical tips based on the authors' personal experiences.

Audience: Students on media studies, video/television courses in universities and colleges. Makers of programs for training, educational and corporate videos.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics

"..arguably the best introductory text available on this subject"
Journal of Educational Television

"Ahh! A readable, accessible, clearly written guide to producing economical video programs for students, industrial and public educators, cable TV producers and hobbyists"
Communicator magazine—USA

"If you were to buy just one video making handbook, this volume should probably rate among the front-runners from which to choose. Put simply, it's excellent in every way"
Video Camera Magazine—Australia

"The reader can discern that the concepts they are reading about are tried and true professional practices—not just something a scholar has dreamt up on his own."
Dr. Joey Goodsell, University of Alabama

"This is the ideal book for the 21st century."
Dr. Osabuohien P. Amienyi, Arkansas State University

"Jim Owens and Gerald are to be commended on a very thorough explanation of the entire production industry."
Doug Jensen, Vortex Media, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240520803
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/12/2008
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Owens has worked and taught in the video and television industry for over 30 years. He has worked on local, regional and national productions. Owens' international television work has included eleven Olympic broadcasts and has taken him to over twenty-five countries. He is the author of the Video Production Handbook, Television Production, and Television Sports Production (all published by Focal Press), and has had over thirty articles published in television and broadcast magazines in the United States and Europe. Owens is Dean of the School of Communication Arts at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he has taught since 1981.
Jim Owens has worked and taught in the video and television industry for over 30 years. He has worked on local, regional and national productions. Owens' international television work has included eleven Olympic broadcasts and has taken him to over twenty-five countries. He is the author of the Video Production Handbook, Television Production, and Television Sports Production (all published by Focal Press), and has had over thirty articles published in television and broadcast magazines in the United States and Europe. Owens is Dean of the School of Communication Arts at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he has taught since 1981.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Video Production Handbook

Introduction

Chapter 1: An Overview of Video Production

Chapter 2: The Production Crew

Chapter 3: Organizing the Production

Chapter 4: Production Techniques

Chapter 5: Writing for Video

Chapter 6: The Camera

Chapter 7: Using the camera

Chapter 8: Shooting People & Objects

Chapter 9: Working With the Talent

Chapter 10: Audio for television

Chapter 11: Lighting for Video

Chapter 12: The Background

Chapter 13: Television Graphics

Chapter 14: Recording & viewing the video

Chapter 15: Editing

Glossary
Index

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