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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 4th Edition

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From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes this new edition that you have been waiting for. The Videomaker Guide Digital Video, fourth edition, provides information on all of the latest cutting edge tools and techniques necessary to help you shoot and edit video like the pro's.

Learn about equipment, lighting, editing, audio, high definition, and all aspects of video from the leading experts on videography!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Full Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I Video Gear
    1. 1 Camera Buttons and Controls
    2. 2 HDV = High Def Value
    3. 3 How DV Works: Inside the Technology
    4. 4 Dissecting a Digital Camcorder
    5. 5 All about Lenses
    6. 6 Image Stabilizers: The Technology That Steadies Your Shots
    7. 7 Solar Panel Imaging: Secrets of the CCD
    8. 8 Sifting the Light: A Look at Lens Filters
    9. 9 Dissecting a Video Editing Computer
    10. 10 Battery Basics
    11. 11 Data Storage Devices: Room to Move
    12. 12 Sound Track: Microphone Types
    13. 13 Putting Radio to Work: The Low-Down on Wireless Mics
    14. 14 Monitoring the Monitors
    15. 15 Screen Time
    16. 16 Resolution Lines
    17. 17 Switch It!
    18. 18 Try a Tripod: Some Valuable Features in the Three-Legged Race
  9. Part II Production Planning
    1. 19 Honing Your Ideas: From Concept to Finished Treatment
    2. 20 Budgeting Time
    3. 21 It’s All in the Approach: Creative Approaches for Video Productions
    4. 22 Put It on Paper First
    5. 23 Look Who’s Talking: How to Create Effective, Believable Dialogue for Your Video Productions
    6. 24 Storyboards and Shot Lists
    7. 25 Budget Details: Successful Video Projects Stick to Budgets
    8. 26 A Modest Proposal
    9. 27 Recruiting Talent
    10. 28 The Right Place at the Right Time
    11. 29 Production Planning
  10. Part III Production Techniques
    1. 30 Framing Good Shots
    2. 31 Shooting Steady
    3. 32 Make Your Move
    4. 33 Use Reflectors Like a Pro
    5. 34 Applying 3-Point Lighting
    6. 35 A Dose of Reality: Lighting Effects
    7. 36 Outdoor Lighting: What You Need to Know to Shoot Great Footage Outdoors
    8. 37 Audio for Video: Getting It Right from the Start
    9. 38 Outdoor Audio
    10. 39 Stealth Directing: Getting the Most Out of Real People
    11. 40 What Were You Thinking?! Pet Peeves of the Video Pros
    12. 41 Makeup and Wardrobe for Video
    13. 42 Let’s Make a Documentary
    14. 43 How to Use Available Light
    15. 44 Practical Special Effects: A Baker’s Ten to Improve Your Video Visions
  11. Part IV Post-Production Techniques
    1. 45 Editing from Start to Finish
    2. 46 Color Tweaking
    3. 47 Composition 101
    4. 48 The Art of the Edit
    5. 49 Title Talk
    6. 50 Adventures in Sound Editing: Or How Audio Post-Production Can Make Your Videos Sound Larger Than Life
    7. 51 In the Audible Mood: Sound Effects and Music—Evocative, Legal, and Inexpensive
    8. 52 Seeing Sounds
    9. 53 Setting the Mood
  12. Part V Television Distribution
    1. 54 Commercial Distribution: Mapping Your Way to Financial Success
    2. 55 Public Access: Produce Your Own TV Show
    3. 56 PBS and ITVS: Fertile Soil for Independent Videographers
    4. 57 Paths to Broadcast Television
    5. 58 Promotion Strategies: Fame and Fortune on a Budget
    6. 59 The Demo Tape
  13. Part VI Internet Distribution
    1. 60 Producing Your Own Vidcast
    2. 61 The 4th Codec
    3. 62 Peer to Peer File Sharing
  14. Part VII Authoring DVDs
    1. 63 Jacks of All Trades
    2. 64 To DVD or Not to DVD? (There is no question.)
    3. 65 From Video to Disc: A DVD Software Buyer’s Guide
    4. 66 Burner Basics: An Introduction to DVD Burners
    5. 67 DVD Flavors: What’s the Deal with DVD Compatibility?
    6. 68 Step by Step Guide to Making DVDs
    7. 69 What Makes DVDs Go ’Round and ’Round
  15. Jargon: A Glossary Of Videography Terms
  16. Contributing Authors
  17. Index