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Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach / Edition 5

Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach / Edition 5

by Ivan Cury
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Directing and Producing for Television provides essential tools required to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Ideal for students in television production courses, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including multiple-camera panel productions, news and demonstration programs, as well as scripted and musical productions, documentaries, sports, commercials, and PSAs. In full color for the first time, this new edition has been updated to include information about online distribution platforms like YouTube and Vimeo, and new production tools such as actions cameras, smart phones, DSLRs, and drones.

  • New, full-colour images throughout give this classic text a fresh look featuring today’s latest technology
  • Written by an expert with years of experience in both the industry and in teaching television directing and producing
  • An approachable writing style brings a real world perspective to the procedures and protocols of a demanding industry
  • Visuals showing camera setups and accompanying shots illustrate the best approach to a variety of formats and the related challenges for each

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138124998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ivan Cury is Professor Emeritus at both California State University, Los Angeles, and at UCLA. He is also an award winning producer/director of documentaries, variety shows and commercials as well as dramatic productions such as The Young and the Restless. He has served as a judge for the Emmy's and the Directors Guild of America awards.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Introduction - The Basics

2. The Facility

3. Who’s Who

Multiple Camera Television Production

4. Panel Programs

5. Demonstration Format

6. Scripted Format

7. Music

8. News

9. Multiple-Camera Remotes

Single Camera Television Production

10. Documentaries

11. Commercials and Public Service Announcements


12. Reality Programming

13. Evolving Technologies and Broadcast Sites


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