Video Journalism

Video Journalism

by Richard Griffiths
     
 

Videojournalists are increasingly being employed in television news gathering and production in an effort to cut costs and increase efficiency. Production companies, cable, satellite and terrestrial channels are starting to train their producers to use digital camcorders as an increasing number of operations are being run by fewer people on tighter budgets. This

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Videojournalists are increasingly being employed in television news gathering and production in an effort to cut costs and increase efficiency. Production companies, cable, satellite and terrestrial channels are starting to train their producers to use digital camcorders as an increasing number of operations are being run by fewer people on tighter budgets. This book is a practical guide to the skills and techniques of the videojournalist. It provides everyday tips on technique to enable you to get the best results from your camera as well as covering the underlying principles involved.

Videojournalists are increasingly being employed in television news gathering and production in an effort to cut costs and increase efficiency. Production companies, cable, satellite and terrestrial channels are starting to train their producers to use digital camcorders as an increasing number of operations are being run by fewer people on tighter budgets. This book is a practical guide to the skills and techniques of the videojournalist. It provides everyday tips on technique to enable you to get the best results from your camera as well as covering the underlying principles involved.

If you are an existing television professional needing to retrain or a new entrant into the industry, Videojournalism will teach you right from the basics how to make network-quality television on your own: vital skills in cable, satellite and terrestrial television. The book covers all the technical and editorial theory needed to produce professional results and uses practical instruction and exercises to demonstrate this new method of broadcast television production. Written in the author's own approachable style and based on his own experience of multiskilled production, Videojournalism offers a complete start up guide to the subject from handling your first shoot to making documentaries.

Richard Griffiths is founder Chairman of The Guild of Videojournalists and runs Full Force Productions, a television company dedicated to multiskilled production and training. He was one of Britain's original videojournalists and has a wealth of experience at multiskilled channels such as Channel One and Live TV.

Reviews:

'The book combines journalistic practice with technical knowledge and it is an easy guide to get people on the move'
Filmwaves

' The book is well structured'

' A good starting point for interested parties'
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A practical guide to the skills and techniques of the videojournalist, the one-man band of television news, covering technical and editorial theory needed to produce professional results. Contains chapters on taking control of the camera, shooting skills, directing, shooting a package, scriptwriting, editing, sound, interviewing, recording a piece to the camera, and shooting a longer story, as well as career issues. Includes key points, exercises, script examples, and a glossary, plus b&w photos. For students and professionals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240515083
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.27(d)

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