Video Shooter: Storytelling with HD Cameras [NOOK Book]

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Tired of the all the Digital Filmmaking guidebooks that give you only the nuts and bolts of how to use a camera? Video Shooter 2e takes that how-to knowledge and takes it a step further by showing you how to craft a story in your video. Barry Braverman is a highly experienced shooter whose name is gold in the field. This book covers everything from framing a shot, to lighting, to the type of camera (and tripod) one should use, and perhaps most ...
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Video Shooter: Storytelling with HD Cameras

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Overview

Tired of the all the Digital Filmmaking guidebooks that give you only the nuts and bolts of how to use a camera? Video Shooter 2e takes that how-to knowledge and takes it a step further by showing you how to craft a story in your video. Barry Braverman is a highly experienced shooter whose name is gold in the field. This book covers everything from framing a shot, to lighting, to the type of camera (and tripod) one should use, and perhaps most importantly--how to translate the use of all this equipment and techniques into a story.

Humorous and opinionated, the author provides anecdotes and full-color illustrations that help you to learn the tricks of the trade. He gets right to the point of what you need to know to get good shots--and on a budget.

New to this edition:
* more up-to-date techniques involving HD technology
* more coverage on the multi-skillset required of today's filmmmakers (who are asked to act simulataneously as Director, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Sound Recordists, etc.)
*Website including craft tips, equipment review/blogs, and a teacher's corner to support use of the book in film studies/digital media class (includes student work completed in class using the text)

* Engaging and informative, veteran shooter Barry Braverman shares the ins and outs of crafting a story using DV cams
* Extensively illustrated in full color, readers will see examples of good video shooting that will help them learn what to do (and what to avoid) in their own videos
* Companion website offers tutorials, bonus illustrations, examples, demos, equipment reviews, craft tips, blogs, and an instructor's corner complete with students' work
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"One of the strengths of this book is the author's tone, which manages to present both basic and complex material in a way that is easily understandable to the neophyte." —Gustavo Mercado, Hunter College
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136058851
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,249,873
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Barry Braverman is a veteran director of photography and digital media consultant expert with more than thirty years experience, including work on National Geographic specials, network television programs, feature films and music videos. A frequent collaborator of director Wes Anderson, Braverman photographed the original Bottle Rocket in 1992 and contributed to other productions including The Darjeeling Limited (2007). Braverman hosts the Video Shooter website and blog at www.barrybraverman.com, and offers frequent camera training workshops and classes at locations throughout the U.S. and the world. He lives in Studio City, CA.
Barry Braverman is a veteran director of photography and digital media consultant expert with more than thirty years experience, including work on National Geographic specials, network television programs, feature films and music videos. A frequent collaborator of director Wes Anderson, Braverman photographed the original Bottle Rocket in 1992 and contributed to other productions including The Darjeeling Limited (2007). Braverman hosts the Video Shooter website and blog at www.barrybraverman.com, and offers frequent camera training workshops and classes at locations throughout the U.S. and the world. He lives in Studio City, CA.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 The Shooter's Point of View
Chapter 2 The Video Storyteller
Chapter 3 The Storyteller's Box
Chapter 4 The World in High Definition
Chapter 5 Command and Control
Chapter 6 Tweaking Your Story's Image
Chapter 7 Going with the Flow
Chapter 8 Your Window on the World
Chapter 9 Making Light of Your Story
Chapter 10 The Audio Story
Chapter 11 Supporting Your Story
Chapter 12 The New Shooter Storyteller
Index

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