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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production

4th Edition

By Videomaker

  1. ISBN: 9780240809687
  2. Publication Date: October 2007
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 392
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Description

From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes this new edition that you have been waiting for. The Videomaker Guide Digital Video, fourth edition, provides information on all of the latest cutting edge tools and techniques necessary to help you shoot and edit video like the pro's.

Learn about equipment, lighting, editing, audio, high definition, and all aspects of video from the leading experts on videography!

Author Bio

Videomaker Inc. (established in 1985) is a print magazine with 50,000 print subscribers, an email newsletter with over 90,000 subscribers, and a website with over a million page views and over 400,000 unique visitors every month.

Reviews

"Beginners will likely find The Videomaker Guide to Video Production to be a helpful introduction to core principles, and even seasoned video professionals might find value in it as a well-organized reference guide. The upside of the tome's brief chapters is that the contents make it easy to jump right to a specific subject without wasting time paging back and forth." - American Cinematographer magazine

Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
PART I VIDEO GEAR
1 Camera Buttons and Controls
2 HDV = High Def Value
3 How DV works: Technical Feature
4 Dissecting a Digital Camcorder
5 All About Lenses
6 Image Stabilizers: The Technology that Steadies Your Shots
7 Solar Panel Imaging: Secrets of the CCD
8 Filter Features: Camcorder Features and how to use them
9 Dissecting a Video Editing Computer
10 Battery Basics
11 Data Storage Devices: Room to Move
12 sound track: microphone types
13 putting radio to work: the lowdown on wireless mics
14 Monitoring The Monitors
15 Screen Time
16 resolution lines
17 Switch It!
18 try a tripod: Some valuable features n the three legged race
PART II PRODUCTION PLANNING
19 Honing your Ideas: From Concept to finished treatment
20 budgeting time
21 its all in the approach: creative approaches for video productions
22 script right: video screenwriting tips
23 look who's talking: How to create effective, believeable dialogue for your video productions
24 storyboards and shot lists
25 budget details: successful video projects stick to budgets
26 a modest proposal
27 Recruiting Talent
28 The Right Place at the Right Time
29 Production Planning
PART III PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
30 Framing Good shots
31 shooting steady
32 make your move
33 use reflectors like a pro
34 Applying 3-Point Lighting
35 a dose of reaiity lighting effects
36 outdoor lighting: what you need to know to shoot great footage outdoors
37 Audio for video: Getting it right from the start
38 outdoor audio
39 stealth directing: Getting the most out of real people
40 What were you Thinking?! Pet Peeves of the Video Pros
41 makeup and wardrobe for video
42 Documentary Making
43 How To Use Available Light
44 practical special effects: A baker's ten to improve your video visions
PART IV POST-PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
45 Editing from Start to Finish
46 color tweaking
47 Composition 101
48 the art of the edit
49 title talk
50 adventures in sound editingL or how audio post production can make your videos sound larger than life
51 in the audible mood: Sound effects and music
52 Seeing Sounds
53 Setting the Mood
PART V TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION
54 commercial distribution: mapping your way to financial success
55 public access: produce your own TV show
56 PBS and ITVS fertile soil for independent videographers
57 paths to broadcast television
58 promotion strategies fame and fortune on a budget
59 the demo tape
PART VI INTERNET DISTRIBUTION
60 Producing Your Own Vidcast
61 The 4th Codec
62 Peer to Peer File Sharing
PART VII AUTHORING DVD'S AND CD'S
63 Jacks of All Trades
64 To DVD or not to DVD? (There is no question.)
65 From Video to Disc: A DVD Software Buyer's Guide
66 Burner Basics: Introduction to DVD burners
67 DVD flavors What's the deal with DVD compatibility
68 step by step guide to making DVD's
69 What Makes DVDs Go 'Round and 'Round
JARGON: A GLOSSARY OF VIDEOGRAPHY TERMS
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX