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Introduction to Video Production

Book Description

Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles of video production and the technologies used in production. This book discusses video aesthetics, technologies, and production practice in a clear and concise manner. It also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and planning in the production process. Chapters are clearly organized and heavily illustrated, with key terms identified in boldface. With Introduction to Video Production, readers will learn not only how the technology works, but how to work with the technology and with each other.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1 Introduction
    1. The Expanding Universe of Video Production
    2. Television and Video: What’s the Difference?
    3. Principal Elements Involved in Video Production
    4. Development, Production, and Distribution
  7. Chapter 2 Video Production Environments
    1. The Video Studio Environment
    2. The Video Field Production Environment
    3. The Postproduction Environment
  8. Chapter 3 Lighting
    1. Basic Lighting Concepts
    2. Lighting Equipment: Types of Lamps
    3. Common Lighting Instruments
    4. Light Mounts
    5. Light Modification and Control
    6. Studio Lighting Principles
    7. Field Lighting Principles
    8. Lighting Safety
    9. Planning
  9. Chapter 4 The Video Camera
    1. Camera Equipment Quality and Target Markets
    2. Camera Configurations
    3. Parts of a Video Camera
    4. How the Video Camera Makes a Picture: Analog and Digital Standards
    5. Camera Operational Controls
    6. Camera Supports
    7. The Zoom Lens
    8. Aperture Control and Depth of Field
    9. Camera Movement
    10. Operating the Video Camera
    11. Video Connectors
  10. Chapter 5 Audio and Sound Control
    1. Technical Aspects of Sound
    2. Microphones
    3. Connectors and Cables
    4. Audio Mixers
    5. Working with Audio Levels
    6. Digital Audio
    7. Sound Design
  11. Chapter 6 The Video Switcher
    1. Types of Video Switchers
    2. Operational Characteristics of a Video Switcher
    3. Switcher Transitions
    4. Keying
    5. Digital Video Effects
  12. Chapter 7 The Role of the Producer
    1. The Creative Producer
    2. The Production Process Model
    3. The Design Stage
    4. The Production Stage: Aesthetic and Technical Aspects
    5. Evaluation and Distribution
  13. Chapter 8 Directing: Part 1
    1. The Role of the Director
    2. Responsibilities during the Preproduction Process
    3. Aesthetics of Production: Continuity, Depth, and Visual Composition
  14. Chapter 9 Directing: Part 2
    1. The Director’s Role during Production
    2. Rehearsals
    3. Directing Multiple Cameras: Studio and Remotes
    4. Directing Single-Camera Productions
    5. The Role of the Director in Postproduction
  15. Chapter 10 Video Recording and Editing
    1. Video Recording Technologies
    2. Video Editing Technologies
  16. Chapter 11 Video Editing Techniques
    1. Editing for Multicamera and Single-Camera Productions
    2. Multicamera Editing Problems
    3. Editing Voice-Driven Pieces
    4. Storytelling
  17. Chapter 12 Graphics and Set Design
    1. Design: The Guiding Principles
    2. Basic Factors in the Design of Graphics for Television and Video
    3. Create: Production Processes and Sources of Graphics
    4. Integrate: Integrating Graphics into a Video Production
    5. Set Design
  18. Chapter 13 Video on the Web
    1. Types of Video on the Web
    2. Types of Streaming: Progressive, Real-Time, and Live Progressive Download
    3. The Process of Preparing Streaming Video
  19. Chapter 14 Anatomy of Production: Two Case Studies
    1. Anatomy of a Live Multicamera Studio Production
    2. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta: The Making of a Documentary
  20. Appendix A Brief History of Audio Recording Media Technologies
  21. Glossary
  22. Bibliography
  23. Index