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.