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Video Production Handbook

Video Production Handbook
Author: Jim Owens - Gerald Millerson
ISBN 13: 9780240520803
ISBN 10: 240520807
Edition: 4
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2008-11-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $44.95

Techniques matter! Great ideas don't automatically translate into great programs. It's not enough simply to show what is going on. The way you present your subject will influence how your audience responds. You need to choose your picture and sound carefully, to convey your ideas in an interesting, persuasive way. This book will show you how.

Video Production Handbook shows the full production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. The book focuses especially on why each step occurs as it does and provides guidance in choosing the simplest methods of creating the shots you want in your video project. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create good video content on any kind of budget.

Suitable for students and beginning videographers, the new edition of this classic text retains its clarity and directness but has been completely revised and updated.

• Highly visual: hundreds of full-color illustrations demonstrate techniques.
• Modern: Up-to-date information on current equipment, techniques, and new distribution outlets such as the Web and mobile phones
• Balanced: Production techniques are covered in detail, but ideas and creative problem solving are given equal weight.
• A complete resource: Detailed teaching ancillaries are available for instructors

"..arguably the best introductory text available on this subject"
Journal of Educational Television

"Ahh! A readable, accessible, clearly written guide to producing economical video programs for students, industrial and public educators, cable TV producers and hobbyists"
Communicator magazine—USA

"If you were to buy just one video making handbook, this volume should probably rate among the front-runners from which to choose. Put simply, it's excellent in every way"
Video Camera Magazine—Australia

"The reader can discern that the concepts they are reading about are tried and true professional practices—not just something a scholar has dreamt up on his own."
Dr. Joey Goodsell, University of Alabama

"This is the ideal book for the 21st century."
Dr. Osabuohien P. Amienyi, Arkansas State University

"Jim Owens and Gerald are to be commended on a very thorough explanation of the entire production industry."
Doug Jensen, Vortex Media, USA