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Video Basics



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Cengage Learning

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This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 1/21/2009.
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Herbert Zettl draws on his expertise and field experience to bring you the sixth edition of VIDEO BASICS, the handiest and most authoritative, current, and technically accurate student guide to video production available. Meeting the need for a briefer book, this text distills comprehensive video instruction so that it can be covered in a single semester. The book moves students from video concepts and processes to production tools and techniques and, finally, to the production environment (studio and field, inside and outside) and its effects. A more conceptual framework leads students from the idea (what to create) to the image (how to create) on video. Contrary to the previous editions of VIDEO BASICS, which reflected the transition from analog to digital technology, VIDEO BASICS, 6th Edition, acknowledges that digital video is a firmly established medium. References to analog are made only to help explain the digital process or the analog equipment that is still in use.

Table of Contents

Production: Processes and People
Production Process
Production Team: Who Does What When?
Image Creation: Digital Video and Camera
Image Formation and Digital Video
Video Camera
Operating the Camera
Looking Through the Viewfinder
Image Creation: Sound, Light, Graphics, and Effects
Audio and Sound Control
Light, Color, and Lighting
Graphics and Effects
Image Control: Switching, Recording, and Editing
Switcher and Switching
Video Recording
Postproduction: Linear and Nonlinear Editing
Editing Principles
Production Environment: Studio, Field, Postproduction, and Synthetic
Production Environment: Studio
Production Environment: Field, Postproduction, and Synthetic
Production Control: Talent and Directing
Talent, Clothing, and Makeup
Putting It All Together: Directing
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