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From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes a guide that takes the novice, step-by-step, through the elements that create a quality video production. The Videomaker Guide provides information on all the latest tools and techniques available to help you shoot like the pros. The series of short sections covers what you need to know and is easy to dip into as a reference on a shoot.
The third edition is bursting with new material and has been updated to include topics like shooting, serving, encoding, streaming, editing tips, making streaming slide shows, MPEG, and DVD and CD authoring and burning.
Whether you're a novice videomaker or prosumer, learn to make better, more exciting video with the Videomaker Guide.
Audience: Beginning video producers in the corporate or home setting.
VIDEO GEAR; Home Video Hints; Quick Guide to Video Formats; How the DV Formats Work; Dissecting a Camcorder; All About Lenses; Image Stabilizers; Solar Panel Imaging; Filter Features; Dissecting a Video Editing Computer; Editing Appliances; Six Ways to Soup Up Your Computer for Video Editing; Microphone Types; Putting Radio to Work; Audio Mixers; Over of the Making of Videotape; Resolution Lines; Inside Look at Cables and Connectors; Try a Tripod; PREPRODUCTON PLANNING; Honing Your Ideas; Budgeting Time; It's All in the Approach; Script Right; Creating Effective, Believable Dialogue; Storyboards and Shot Lists; Budget Details; A Modest Proposal; A Word From Your Sponsor; Finding Talent for Videos; 11 Tips for Location Scounting; Copyright: Legal Issues you Need to Know; PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES; Framing Good Shots; Shooting Steady; Make Your Move; Using Reflectors; Three-Point Lighting in the Real World; Lighting Effects; Outdoor Lighting; Audio; Outdoor Audio; Stealth Directing; Sets, Lies, and Videotape; Makeup and Wardrobe for Video; Time-Lapse Videography; Making Music Videos; Practical Special Effects; POSTPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES; Computer Editing-Getting Started; 5 Phases of Editing; Common Problems; Color Tweaking; Basic Compositing; Art of the Edit; Titles; Sound Editing; Sound Effects; Easy Copy; TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS; Commercial Distribution; Public Access; Leased Access Cable; Producing for PBS; Paths to Broadcast TV; Promotion Strategies; The Demo Tape; INTERNET DISTRIBUTION; The Web: Little Screen, Big Opportunities; 11 Easy Steps to Streaming; Encoding for the Web; Why and How to Get a Streaming Server; Thin Streaming; MPEGS on Your Home Page; AUTHORING VIDEO TO DISCS; Getting Your Video onto DVD; Burn Your Own CDs and DVDs; DVD Authoring Software; DVD Flavors; Steps of DVD Authoring; MPEG-2s; Creating Video on CDs