Introduction to Video Production: Studio, Field, and Beyond

Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles and aesthetics of video production and the technologies used in both studio and field environments. Ronald J. Compesi and Jaime S. Gomez cover each aspect of the process step by step, from preproduction to lighting, sound, directing, editing, graphics, and distribution. Taking into account the changes in workflow and production planning and distribution brought on by the advent of digital media, this second edition has been updated throughout to account for the increasing popularity of DSLR cameras, online distribution, the rise of portable cameras and mobile video, and much more.

Key features include:

  • a thorough overview of video production in studio and field environments without being overly technical, allowing students to get the “big picture” of production;
  • coverage of new digital production, recording, and editing technologies;
  • over 300 photos and line art illustrating aesthetic elements, technical issues, and production planning;
  • key words identified in boldface throughout the text and reinforced in a comprehensive glossary of terms.

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On Film Editing: An Introduction to the Art of Film Construction

On Film Editing explains, in simple terms, the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. Written in an informal “how-to-do-it” style, renowned director Edward Dmytyrk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in an anecdotal and philosophical way.

In On Film Editing, Dmytryk contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew– from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director– must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. In this book he explains in layman’s terms the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry.”Editing is the creative force of filmic reality.” So Dmytryk, director of the American classic “The Caine Mutiny” begins this little book, which he hopes will aid film directors and editors in perfecting their art. It is informative for general audiences as well, demonstrating how deeply the experience of any film relies on the creativity and versatility of its editor.

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