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Television Production Handbook / Edition 11

Television Production Handbook / Edition 11

by Herbert Zettl
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This classic, best-selling text introduces students to the basic skills required in all aspects of television production, including camera and studio equipment and remote location production, all while emphasizing the latest technology, such as HDTV. This text brings in cutting edge developments in the field, while maintaining its name as the reference text for the TV Production course. This is the most current, technically accurate text available and offers the most extensive teaching and learning package. Zettl's TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK is the standard for the course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900495898848
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Herbert Zettl is a professor emeritus of the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department at San Francisco State University (SFSU), where he led the Institute of International Media Communication and received the California State Legislature Distinguished Teaching Award and the Broadcast Education Association's Distinguished Education Service Award. Prior to joining the SFSU faculty, Zettl worked at KOVR (Stockton-Sacramento) and as a producer-director at KPIX, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco, where he participated in a variety of CBS and NBC network television productions. Because of his outstanding contributions to the television profession, Zettl was elected to the prestigious Silver and Gold Circles of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Northern California, and received their highest honor, the Governors' Award, which includes an Emmy. He is also a member of the Broadcast Legends of the NATAS Northern California Chapter. Lecturing extensively at universities and professional broadcast institutions both in the United States and abroad, Zettl has presented key papers at a variety of national and international communication conventions. He is the author of VIDEO BASICS, TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK and SIGHT SOUND MOTION, which are translated into several languages and published internationally. His numerous articles on television production and media aesthetics have appeared in major media journals worldwide, and he also developed an interactive DVD-ROM — Zettl's VideoLab 4.0 (Cengage Learning). His previous CD-ROM version won several prominent awards, including the Macromedia People's Choice Award, the New Media Invision Gold Medal for Higher Education, and Invision Silver Medals in the categories of Continuing Education and Use of Video.

Table of Contents

1. THE TELEVISION PRODUCTION PROCESS. What Television Production is All About. Studios, Master Control & Support Areas. 2. ANALOG & DIGITAL TELEVISION. ANALOG & DIGITAL TELEVISION. DTV Scanning Systems. 3. THE TELEVISION CAMERA. How Television Cameras Work. From Light to Video Image. 4. LENSES. WHAT LENSES ARE. What Lenses See. 5. CAMERA MOUNTING EQUIPMENT. Standard Camera Mounts & Movement. Special Camera Mounts. 6. CAMERA OPERATION & PICTURE COMPOSITION. Working the Camera. Framing Effective Shots. 7. LIGHTING. Lighting Instruments, and Lighting Controls. Light Intensity, Lamps, and Color Media. 8. TECHNIQUES OF TELEVISION LIGHTING. Lighting in the Studio. Lighting in the Field. 9. AUDIO: SOUND PICKUP. How Microphones Hear. How Microphones Work. 10. AUDIO: SOUND CONTROL. Sound Controls & How to Use Them. Mixing and Sound Aesthetics. 11. SWITCHING OR INSTANTANEOUS EDITING. How Switchers Work. What Switchers Do. 12. VIDEO-RECORDING & STORAGE SYSTEMS. How Video Recording Works. How Video Recording is Done. 13. POSTPRODUCTION EDITING. How Postproduction Editing Works. Making Editing Decisions. 14. VISUAL EFFECTS. Electronic Effects and How to Use Them. Non-Electronic Effects and How to Use Them. 15. DESIGN. Designing and Using Television Graphics. Scenery and Props. 16. PRODUCTION PEOPLE. What Production People Do. How to Do Makeup and What to Wear. 17. PRODUCING. What Producing is All About. Dealing with Schedules, Legal Matters & Ratings. 18. THE DIRECTOR IN PREPRODUCTION. How a Director Prepares. Moving from Script to Screen. 19. THE DIRECTOR IN PRODUCTION AND POSTPRODUCTION. Multi-Camera Studio Directing. Single-Camera Directing. 20. FIELD PRODUCTION & BIG REMOTES. ENG, EFP, andBig Remotes. Covering Major Events. EPILOGUE. GLOSSARY. SELECTED READING. INDEX.

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