Learn the fundamentals of single-camera video production! This book explains in no uncertain terms what you need to know about creating video using the single-camera format. Whether you are just learning the basics of video production or you need a refresher, this book gives you a toolkit to understand the production workflow and how to use the single-camera format to its best advantage.
Single Camera Video Production begins with a discussion of the overall production process, including the importance of goals and audience analysis and the importance of technology, especially in terms of incorporating digital systems into your work. After detailing the equipment you will encounter (cameras, recorders, audio, lighting, and more), the book carries you through the production process from preproduction planning; to shooting, lighting and audio techniques; to digital nonlinear editing (including techniques, aesthetics, and shooting for the editing process); and finally, to a discussion on moving your career beyond the classroom. A hundred new images demonstrate the latest equipment and techniques.
Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Single Camera Video Production is a staple to any media maker’s library.
About the Author
Robert B. Musburger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Communication and former Director of the School of Communication, University of Houston. He has worked for 20 years in professional broadcasting, serving as camera operator, director, producer, and writer, and he has received numerous awards for his video work and 35 years of teaching. His published writing includes An Introduction to Media Production: The Path to Digital Media Production, Electronic News Gathering: A Guide to ENG, and An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media.