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Basics of Video Production, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Production is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Introduction to the second edition
  7. Introduction to the first edition
  8. How to use this book
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. 1 Studio production
    1. Two approaches
    2. In studio
    3. The floor area
    4. The rooms around the studio
    5. The gallery area
    6. The lighting control area
    7. The sound control area
    8. The vision engineering area
    9. The machine room
    10. Intercom systems
    11. Health and safety
  11. 2 The director’s team
    1. The director
      1. –The programme
      2. –The scripts
    2. The preparation
      1. –The rehearsal
      2. –The recording
    3. The production assistant
      1. –In the studio
      2. –Timing of programmes
      3. –Logs
  12. 3 The sound team
    1. The sound team’s job
    2. The studio environment
      1. –Live studios
      2. –Dead studios
    3. Sound equipment
      1. –Microphones
      2. –Choosing a microphone
      3. –Types of microphone
        1. –Dynamic
        2. –Electrostatic
        3. –Electret
        4. –Radio
      4. –Directional response
      5. –Stands and booms
    4. Sound equipment
      1. –Source machines
      2. –Mixers
  13. 4 The lighting team
    1. What the camera needs
    2. What the camera can do
    3. The aesthetics
    4. Lighting design
    5. The luminaires
      1. –Hard lights
      2. –Soft lights
      3. –Mountings
    6. Power and dimmers
    7. The lighting operator
    8. Planning
  14. 5 The camera team
    1. The cameras
      1. –Movements
      2. –Controls
  15. 6 The vision mixer
    1. The equipment
      1. –The vision mixer
        1. –Vision mixer layout
    2. Visual effects
      1. –Wipes and mixes
      2. –Keying
  16. 7 The engineering team
    1. Vision engineering
      1. –Monitor line-up
      2. –Camera line-up
    2. Levels of maintenance
      1. –First level
      2. –Second level
      3. –Third level
  17. 8 The floor manager team
    1. Questions to be answered
    2. Communication
    3. Floor manager signals
  18. 9 The scenery team
    1. The scene dock
    2. The props storeroom
    3. Types of props
  19. 10 The wardrobe team
    1. Wardrobe problems
      1. –People
    2. Technical problems
      1. –Exposure
      2. –Colour
      3. –Light
  20. 11 The make-up team
    1. Corrective make-up
    2. Artistic make-up
    3. The hairdresser
  21. 12 A little paperwork
    1. Conceptualization
    2. Aims
    3. Objectives
    4. Target audience
    5. The treatment
    6. The storyboard
    7. The script
    8. Camera cards
  22. 13 Single camera production
    1. The acquisition stage
    2. The editing stage
    3. The post-production stage
    4. Health and safety
      1. –Indoors
      2. –Outdoors
  23. 14 The Director and PA on location
    1. Pre-production
    2. In production
    3. Post-production
  24. 15 Location lighting
    1. Controlling daylight
    2. What tools can be used?
    3. Lighting safety
  25. 16 The location camera team
    1. What is the camera on?
    2. Power!
    3. Adjusting exposure
    4. Colour balancing
    5. Shots at last!
  26. 17 The location sound team
    1. What do we need to record?
    2. Sync sound
    3. Buzz track
    4. Microphones on location
    5. Microphones in shot
    6. Microphones out of shot
    7. Wind noise
    8. Automatic level control
  27. 18 A little more paperwork
    1. The difference between location and studio
    2. The location
    3. The recce
    4. Insurance
    5. Shooting script
    6. Call sheets
    7. Logs
    8. Copyright
  28. 19 Editing
    1. Methods of editing
      1. –Off line or on line?
    2. The edit suite
    3. Tape editing: the basics
    4. What happens in an edit?
    5. Two different types of edit
      1. –How then are they different?
      2. –Insert edit
      3. –Assemble edit
    6. Some edits
    7. More elaborate editing
    8. A little about timecode
  29. 20 Audio post-production
    1. The plan
    2. Simple post-production
    3. More complex post-production
    4. The ideal situation
  30. 21 The future
  31. Glossary