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The Videomaker Guide to  Video Production, 5th Edition

Book Description

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. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. PREFACE
  7. IF YOU ARE NEW TO MAKING VIDEO: WELCOME!
  8. PART I VIDEO GEAR
    1. 1 Cameras Need Lovin' Too: Camera Maintenance and Cleaning
    2. 2 CMOS vs CCD
    3. 3 Adjust Shutter Speed for the Best Video Images
    4. 4 Weighing In on the Tapeless World
    5. 5 Lens Accessories for Your Camcorder
    6. 6 Stabilization: Tools and Techniques
    7. 7 DSLR Workflow Tips: a Pro's Eye View
    8. 8 Shooting with Interchangeable Lenses
    9. 9 Guide to Buying Camcorder Tripods
    10. 10 The Right Mic for the Job
    11. 11 Cut the Cord
    12. 12 Portable Lighting Equipment
    13. 13 Monitors
    14. 14 Choosing a Video Switcher
    15. 15 Battery Basics
    16. 16 Recommendations for the Best Video Editing Computer
  9. PART II PRODUCTION PLANNING
    1. 17 Director's Chair: Secrets of Storytelling
    2. 18 Pre-Production Planning: Approaches to Creating a Video Treatment that Works for You
    3. 19 Video Production Scheduling
    4. 20 It's All in the Approach: Creative Approaches for Video Productions
    5. 21 Script Writing
    6. 22 The Perfect Plan: Storyboard and Shot List Creation
    7. 23 Storyboard Examples
    8. 24 How to Make a Documentary: Funding, Financing and Budgeting
    9. 25 Communication: The Foundation of Production
    10. 26 Recruiting Talent
    11. 27 The Right Place at the Right Time
    12. 28 Production Planning
    13. 29 Gearing Up for Battle
  10. PART III PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
    1. 30 How to Make a Video
    2. 31 The Divine Proportion: Balancing the Golden Rule
    3. 32 Shooting Steady
    4. 33 Basic Training: The Nine Classic Camera Moves
    5. 34 Video and Photography Light Reflectors
    6. 35 Applying Three-Point Lighting
    7. 36 Get Real with Practicals
    8. 37 Outdoor Cinematography
    9. 38 Audio Levels
    10. 39 10 Common Audio Mistakes
    11. 40 10 Tips for Great Interviews
    12. 41 Makeup and Wardrobe
    13. 42 How to Make a Documentary
    14. 43 Green Screen Directing
    15. 44 Making Your Video Look More Like Film
    16. 45 Screen Direction
    17. 46 Shooting for 3D
    18. 47 Optimizing Edit Organization
    19. 48 Video Editing for N00bs
  11. PART IV POST-PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
    1. 49 Editing: It's the Pace, Ace!
    2. 50 Editing Effects Software to Make Your Video Sing
    3. 51 Easy Tricks to Edit Quickly
    4. 52 Color Correction 101
    5. 53 Less is More: Editing Titles and Graphics
    6. 54 Fixing Audio in Post
    7. 55 Recording Sound Effects
    8. 56 Sync Sound
    9. 57 Simple Compositing
    10. 58 Be a Good Scout, Have a Backup Plan
    11. 59 Public Access Television
    12. 60 As Seen on TV: Citizen Journalism Worthy of Your Local News
  12. PART V DISTRIBUTION
    1. 61 Options for Marketing Your Video
    2. 62 Taking it to the Screen
    3. 63 It Could Happen: Festivals
    4. 64 Video on the Web
    5. 65 Compression Software for Web Video
    6. 66 Streaming Video, No Longer an Upstream Row
    7. 67 Tips to Promote Your Video Online
    8. 68 How to Make a Documentary: Distribution
    9. 69 What's Legal
    10. 70 Jacks of All Trades
    11. 71 To DVD or not to DVD?
  13. PART VI AUTHORING DVDS AND CDS
    1. 72 DVD Authoring Buyer's Guide
    2. 73 DVD Authoring Freeware: A Guide to Free Tools
    3. 74 Authoring Blu-ray Discs
    4. 75 DVD/Blu-ray Duplication Services versus Home-Use Duplicators
    5. 76 Special Features: DVD Extras
  14. JARGON: A GLOSSARY OF VIDEOGRAPHY TERMS
  15. CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS
  16. INDEX