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Making Media, 3rd Edition

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Making Media takes the media production process and deconstructs it into its most basic components. Students will learn the basic concepts of media production: frame, sound, light, time, motion, sequencing, etc., and be able to apply them to any medium they choose. They will also become well grounded in the digital work environment and the tools required to produce media in the digital age. The companion Web site provides interactive exercises for each chapter, allowing students to explore the process of media production. The text is heavily illustrated and complete with sidebar discussions of pertinent issues.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Dedication
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. 1 Content and Preproduction
    1. The Primacy of Content
    2. Developing Story Ideas
    3. Preproduction Process
    4. Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
    5. Conclusion
    6. Putting It into Practice
    7. Key Concepts
  10. 2 Composing the Frame
    1. Seeing the World Through a Frame
    2. The Still Image
    3. Controlling the frame
    4. What’s in the Frame and What Isn’t: Shot Sizes
    5. The Weight and Magnetism of the Frame
    6. Conclusion
    7. Putting It into Practice
    8. Key Concepts
  11. 3 Reproducing the Frame
    1. Creating the Image
    2. Lens
    3. The Frame Applied to Different Media
    4. Conclusion
    5. Putting It into Practice
    6. Key Concepts
  12. 4 Depth and Movement in the Frame
    1. Media Illusions
    2. Creating Visual Depth
    3. Movement
    4. Movement Considerations in Different Media
    5. Animation and Motion Graphics
    6. Conclusion
    7. Putting It into Practice
    8. Key Concepts
  13. 5 Light
    1. The Importance of Light
    2. Understanding Light
    3. Lighting Concerns of Different Media
    4. Conclusion
    5. Putting It into Practice
    6. Key Concepts
  14. 6 Sound
    1. The Importance of Sound
    2. Understanding Sound
    3. Reproducing Sound
    4. Sound Variations
    5. Types of Audio Media
    6. Conclusion
    7. Putting It into Practice
    8. Key Concepts
  15. 7 Sound and Image
    1. A + B = C
    2. Sound Recording for Different Media
    3. Conclusion
    4. Putting It into Practice
    5. Key Concepts
  16. 8 Time
    1. Time and Space
    2. Sounds and Images Existing in Time
    3. Conclusion
    4. Putting It into Practice
    5. Key Concepts
  17. 9 The Theory of Linear Structure
    1. Putting the Story Together
    2. Issues of Structure in Preproduction
    3. Approaches to Structuring Film and Video
    4. Applications of Structure
    5. Conclusion
    6. Putting It into Practice
    7. Key Concepts
  18. 10 The Practice of Linear Structure
    1. Sound and Image Transitions
    2. Live Editing
    3. Postproduction Editing
    4. Digital Nonlinear Editing
    5. Issues of Convergence and Compatibility
    6. Conclusion
    7. Putting It into Practice
    8. Key Concepts
  19. 11 Nonlinear Structure
    1. Understanding Nonlinearity
    2. Interactive Media
    3. Putting the Pieces Together
    4. Conclusion
    5. Putting It into Practice
    6. Key Concepts
  20. 12 Approaches to Production, Exhibition, and Distribution
    1. Traditional and Convergent Trends and Predictions
    2. Determining Your Approach
    3. Distribution and Exhibition
    4. The Future
    5. Conclusion
    6. Putting It into Practice
    7. Key Concepts
  21. Glossary
  22. Index