This manual introduces digital camerawork techniques used in television and video production. Written as a practical guide, the author's step-by-step instructions take you through everything you need to know, from camera controls, to editing, lighting and sound.
This text provides a solid foundation to build upon in the area of digital video production. In a period of transition between analogue and digital acquisition/recording formats Digital Video Camerawork provides up-to-date information familiarizing you with the different production styles and requirements.
Diagrams are used to illustrate the technology and techniques explained.
Digital Video Camerawork combines clear, technical explanations with practical advice. It is ideal for the less experienced broadcast camera operator and for students on media and television production courses.
Table of Contents
Television engineering; The zoom lens; Camera controls; Camerawork; Programme production; Editing; Lighting; Sound; Road craft
Freelance cameraman and trainer, working with ITTC and ex-Chairman of the Guild of Television Cameramen. He spent many years working on a variety of programmes at the BBC before becoming Head of Cameras at Television South West. He is the author of Basic Betacam Camerawork 3rd edition, Digital Video Camerawork 3rd edition, Digital Video Camerawork, TV Technical Operations (all in the Media Manual series), Picture Composition for Film and Television and co-wrote Multiskilling for Television Production.
"...a bible for the camera operator - definitive, no nonsense and easy to read...Essential reading for any camera operators or aspiring operators." - Focus magazine