Focal Press Book: Single-Camera Video Production (6th Edition)

Focal Press Book: Single-Camera Video Production (6th Edition)

Focal Press Book: Single-Camera Video Production (6th Edition)

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In the book Single Camera Video Production (6th Edition) from Focal Press Taylor & Francis Group and written by Robert B. Musburger, PhD and Michael R. Ogden, you will learn about producing with a single-camera video, from pre-production planning to setting up, rehearsing, shooting, editing, and delivering. The purpose of this book is to help to teach you how to understand lighting, audio, and editing techniques which will enhance the quality of your video projects.
Whether you're just learning the basics of video production or you're a veteran who needs a refresher, this book provides you with a toolkit for understanding and implementing single-camera workflows, as well as how to use the single-camera format to its best advantage by emphasizing the importance of goals, audience analysis, and technology. This new edition has been updated to include:

Expanded sections on digital workflows, field and studio production, pre-production planning, audio, lighting, distribution, and editing techniques
Detailed gear lists covering the latest camera, recorder, audio, lighting, and stabilization equipment used in the industry today
Fresh tips on creating video for your target audience and exhibition platform and shooting for the editing process
Insider career advice, including tips on how to get an internship, interviewing, finding a job, and earning a promotion

About the Authors
Robert B. Musburger is a Professor Emeritus and former Director of the School of Communication at The University of Houston. The owner of Musburger Media Services, he has worked for 20 years in professional broadcasting, serving as camera operator, director, producer, and writer.
Michael R. Ogden is a Professor and Director of the Film and Video Studies Program at Central Washington University. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with over 20 years experience in the television and film industry as a cinematographer, editor, producer-director, and scriptwriter.



Additional Comments on the Sixth Edition


Chapter One
Production Philosophy
The Production Process
Importance of Goal, Objectives, and Audience Analysis
Importance of Workflow
Difference between Studio and Field Production
Importance of Technology
Chapter Two
Aesthetics in Media Production
Importance of Aesthetics
Criticism and Critics
Cultural Differences
Chapter Three
The Technology
Connecting the Read World to the Digital World
Limitations of Equipment
Audio and Video Signals
Changing Light into Electrons
Scanning Systems, Formats, and Frame Rates
Measuring Video Signals
Video Compression
Chapter Four
Equipment Development
Cameras and Camera Types, Viewfinder and Camera Controls
Image Sensors and Optics
CCD and CMOS Chips
Camera Supports: Tripods, Mounts,Cranes, Dollies, Pedestals, and Handholding the Camera
Digital Recording
Audio: Microphone Types, Electronic Impedance, and Non-microphone Audio Sources
Connectors and Plugs: Power, Audio, Video and Digital Connectors
Lighting - Elements of Lighting
Chapter Five
The Production Process: Preproduction
Preliminary Forms: The Proposal, The Treatment, Legal Considerations
Script Formats: Scene Script, Shooting Script, Single Column Format, Dual Column Format
Organizing Forms
Location Scouting
Sire Survey
Organizing Equipment and Crew
Chapter Six
The Production Process: Production
Setting Up, and Field Equipment Considerations
Audio, Video, Prompting, and Camera Setup and Devices
Sets and Properties
Lighting Preparation - Controlling Color Temperature, Light Intensity, and Contrast Range
Basic Three-Point Lighting - Backlight, Key Light, and Fill Light
Multiple or Moving Subjects
Creative Lighting - Mood Lighting, Lighting for Time, Date, and Location
Directing, Rehearsing, Shooting and Framing
Movement - Subject Movement, Camera Movement, Movement through Zooms, Z-Axis Movement, Graphic Force Movement
Editing: Shoot to Edit
Continuity of: Action, Direction, and Location
Cover Shots, In-Camera Effects, and Logging and Striking
Chapter Seven
The Production Process: Postproduction, The Soul of Production
The Mind of an Editor: Equipment, Technique, and Aesthetics
Editing Workflow and Interface
Process Background
Nonlinear Film, Linear Electronic, and Digital Nonlinear
Editing Equipment and Interface
Hardware/Software, and Accessories
Technical Choices and Editing Workflow
Transitions, Titles, Adding audio and Rendering
Aesthetics of Editing
Finishing, Output and Distribution
Chapter Eight
Your Future
Resume Writing
Composing a Cover Letter
The Portfolio
The Interview

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Focal Press 9780415822589 specs

Subject Single-Camera Video Production
Author Robert B. Musburger, PhD and Michael R. Ogden
Edition 6th edition
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 316
ISBN Number 9780415822589
Publisher Focal Press
Taylor & Francis Group
Date Published June 2014
Dimensions Not specified by publisher
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.5"

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