Video production handbook

Jim Owens, 1957-

Book - 2012

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Published
Waltham, MA : Focal Press c2012.
Edition
5th ed
Language
English
Item Description
Rev. ed. of: Video production handbook / Gerald Millerson, Jim Owens. 2008.
Includes index.
Physical Description
xix, 395 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780240522203
0240522206
Main Author
Jim Owens, 1957- (-)
Other Authors
Gerald Millerson (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

This comprehensive guide to beginning video production provides detailed instruction for amateur videographers on many aspects of developing, producing and distributing films using the latest accessible technologies. Topics covered include writing for video, pre-production preparations, crew development, camera technologies and techniques, working with actors, audio for video, lighting, editing, post-productions effects and distribution. This fifth edition is fully updated to reflect current technologies and includes color photographs and illustrations throughout. Chapters include side bars, important tips, interviews with professionals, and discussions of additional online resources. Owens is a professor of communications arts at Asbury College, Kentucky. Focal Press is an imprint of Elsevier Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Techniques matter! Great ideas don't automatically translate into great programs. It's not enough simply to show what is going on. The way you present your subject will influence how your audience responds. You need to choose your picture and sound carefully, to convey your ideas in an interesting, persuasive way. This book will show you how. Video Production Handbook shows the full production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. The book focuses especially on why each step occurs as it does and provides guidance in choosing the simplest methods of creating the shots you want in your video project. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create good video content on any kind of budget. Suitable for students and beginning videographers, the new edition of this classic text retains its clarity and directness but has been completely revised and updated. 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. * Highly visual: more than 450 full color photos and illustrations demonstrate techniques * Modern: Revised by Jim Owens, who brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the text; up-to-date information on current equipment, techniques, and new distribution outlets such as the Web and mobile phones * A complete resource: Detailed teaching ancillaries are available for instructors, including instructor's manual, test bank, sample syllabi, image collection, video content, and more * Brand new coverage of contemporary distribution methods * Interviews featuring industry professionals provide students with inside knowledge of the industry * Sidebars featuring new coverage of topics such as shooting for 3D, shooting with HDSLRs for video, and much more!* Highly visual: hundreds of full-color illustrations demonstrate techniques* Modern: Up-to-date information on current equipment, techniques, and new distribution outlets such as the Web and mobile phones * Balanced: Production techniques are covered in detail, but ideas and creative problem solving are given equal weight* A complete resource: Detailed teaching ancillaries are available for instructors

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Techniques matter! Great ideas don't automatically translate into great programs. It's not enough simply to show what is going on. The way you present your subject will influence how your audience responds. You need to choose your picture and sound carefully, to convey your ideas in an interesting, persuasive way. This book will show you how. Video Production Handbook shows the full production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. The book focuses especially on why each step occurs as it does and provides guidance in choosing the simplest methods of creating the shots you want in your video project. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create good video content on any kind of budget.Suitable for students and beginning videographers, the new edition of this classic text retains its clarity and directness but has been completely revised and updated.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.* Highly visual: more than 450 full color photos and illustrations demonstrate techniques* Modern: Revised by Jim Owens, who brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the text; up-to-date information on current equipment, techniques, and new distribution outlets such as the Web and mobile phones* A complete resource: Detailed teaching ancillaries are available for instructors, including instructor's manual, test bank, sample syllabi, image collection, video content, and more * Brand new coverage of contemporary distribution methods* Interviews featuring industry professionals provide students with inside knowledge of the industry* Sidebars featuring new coverage of topics such as shooting for 3D, shooting with HDSLRs for video, and much more!