The Video Production Handbook (5th Edition), available from Focal Press, is a comprehensive manual for students and beginning videographers that covers the principles and techniques of video production, from conception through production & post-production and on to distribution. Completely revised and updated for its fifth edition, the Video Production Handbook shows you how to choose picture and sound carefully, so you can convey your ideas in an interesting, persuasive way.
The classic text retains its clarity and directness while adding sections that cover advances and changes in the field of video production, such as distribution to mobile devices. Sidebars feature new coverage of topics such as shooting for 3D, shooting high-definition video with DSLR cameras, and more. But as much as it covers the technology, it lays out the production process as a whole and concentrates on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment. In addition, interviews with industry professionals provide inside knowledge of the industry. The book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create good video on any budget.
The sourcebook emphasizes economy throughout its 416 pages, whether you're shooting alone or with multiple cameras. The book explains time-honored techniques that will steer you around the frustrating, time-wasting hazards of production.
- Highly Visual
- More than 450 full color photos and illustrations demonstrate techniques
- Up-to-date information on current equipment, techniques, and new distribution outlets such as the Web and mobile phones
- Production techniques are covered in detail, but ideas and creative problem solving are given equal weight
Chapter 1: An Overview of Video Production
Chapter 2: The Production Crew
Chapter 3: Organizing the Production
Chapter 4: Production Techniques
Chapter 5: Writing for Video
Chapter 6: The Camera
Chapter 7: Using the Camera
Chapter 8: Shooting People & Objects
Chapter 9: Working With the Talent
Chapter 10: Audio for Television
Chapter 11: Lighting for Video
Chapter 12: The Background
Chapter 13: Television Graphics
Chapter 14: Recording & Viewing the Video
Chapter 15: Editing
Chapter 16: Distributing Your Production