This practical sourcebook has been specially prepared to give you an at-a-glance guide to quality video program-making on a modest budget. Emphasis throughout is on excellence with economy; whether you are working alone or with a small multi-camera group. The well-tried techniques detailed here will steer you through the hazards of production, helping you to avoid those frustrating, time-wasting problems, and to create an effective video program.
For many years Video Production Handbook has helped students and program-makers in a wide range of organizations. Now in its thoroughly revised 3rd edition, Video Production Handbook guides you step-by-step, explaining how to develop your initial program ideas, and build them into a successful working format. It covers the techniques of persuasive camerawork, successful lighting and sound treatment, video editing...etc. You will find straightforward up-to-the-minute guidance with your daily production problems, and a wealth of practical tips based on the author's personal experience. In this extended edition, you will see how you can use quite modest chromakey facilities and visual effects to create the magic of virtual reality surroundings.
Gerald Millerson's internationally acclaimed writings are based on a long and distinguished career with the BBC. His lecturing background includes TV production courses in the United States and UK. His other books for Focal Press have become standard works in a number of languages, and include his classic course text Television Production 13th ed, Effective TV Production 3rd ed, Video Camera Techniques 2nd ed, Lighting for TV and Film 3rd ed, Lighting for Video 3rd ed and TV Scenic Design.
Table of Contents
Preface: Video production today: Meet your camera: using your camera: Practical lighting: Backgrounds: The basics of videotape recording: Editing: People: Organizing your production: Production techniques: Visual effects: Video basics: Appendices.
"..arguably the best introductory text available on this subject"
Journal of Educational Television
"Ahh! A readable, accessible, clearly written guide to producing economical video programs for students, industrial and public educators, cable TV producers and hobbyists"
Communicator magazine - USA
"If you were to buy just one video making handbook, this volume should probably rate among the front-runners from which to choose. Put simply, it's excellent in every way"
Video Camera Magazine - Australia