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Video Production: Disciplines and Techniques introduces students to the operations underlying multiple-camera video production. This textbook deals with a range of issues from how crew members interact with equipment to the manner in which crews interact with each other. More than just telling students "what to do," this textbook shows how to do a job and why.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780697327192
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/3/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 10.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas D. Burrows is Professor Emeritus in the Radio, TV, and Film Department at California State University, Northridge. Retirement from full-time teaching has provided him the opportunity to pursue a number of activities relating both to his academic background and to his work as a professional broadcaster. He continues to work with California State University, Northridge, on a number of projects, and he is active in the production division of the broadcast Education Association. During his earlier career as a producer and director, he received the Christopher, Emmy, and Peabody awards. He holds an M.A. degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Southern California.

Lynne Schafer Gross is presently a Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at California State University, Fullerton. She has written ten other textbooks and hundreds of magazine articles. In 1999 she was the recipient of the Frank Stanton Award for Distinguished Contribution to Electronic Media Education and in 1997 she received the Distinguished Education Service Award from the Broadcast Education Association. She is a past governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has also chaired that organization’s Library Committee and Student Activities Committee. As Past President of the Broadcast Education Association she increased membership 24% and funding 59%. Professionally, she is currently Associate Producer for the video series “Journeys Below the Line” and in the past she was Director of Programming for Valley Cable TV and the producer of numerous radio and TV programs for public, commercial, and cable outlets. Her teaching and consulting have taken her tomany countries including Malaysia, Swaziland, Estonia, Australia, Guyana, and Russia. Her doctorate is from UCLA.

James Foust is an Assistant Professor and current head of the Broadcast Journalism sequence at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He has worked for more than six years in Television production and news videography and editing. James Foust has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and a MS in Journalism from Ohio University. He received his BA in Telecommunications from Youngstown State University.

Donald N. Wood has been teaching at California State University, Northridge, since 1970 as a professor of radio-TV-film. Professor Wood is the author of Mass Media and the Individual and Designing the Effective Message, and he is co-author of Educational Telecommunications. His most recent book (1996) is Post-Intellectualism and the Decline of Democracy: The Failure of Reason and Responsibility in the Twentieth Century.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Video Production 1
2 Cast and Crew 19
3 Audio Control Facilities: The Console and Related Components 47
4 Fundamentals of Audio Production for Video 67
5 TV Lighting: Equipment and Techniques 87
6 Camera Structure and Lens Design 117
7 Camera Function and Operation 139
8 Operation of the Special Effects Generating Switcher 155
9 The Function and Operation of the Video Recorder 175
10 Video Editing: Equipment and Techniques 193
11 Pictorial Elements: Sets and Graphics 213
12 Interactive Media 241
13 Producing 261
14 Directing 281
15 Field Production 303
App. A Electromagnetic Waves 335
App. B The Overtone Series 339
App. C Hand and Arm Signals 341
App. D Production Projects 345
Bibliography 359
Glossary 361
Index 377
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005


    Being a former student of Dr. Lynne Gross, this was the first book I bought for a TV production class. It was very easy to understand, without being condescending. Well organized and formatted. Since I was a beginning TV/Film major when this book was first published,this book is still one of my favorites. I still reference it from time to time. AND I graduated, so it IS useful!! :)

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