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Effective TV Production

3rd Edition

By Gerald Millerson


224 pages

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Effective TV Production gives a succinct but thorough overview of the production process. Whatever your role in television, this book outlines the main functions of your job, placing them in the context of all other operations and showing how they are interrelated.

The book shows how, within the often severe limitations of time and money, it is possible to originate interesting and competitive television programmes. It describes the essentials of good camerawork and relates them to considerations of audio, staging, lighting, make-up and wardrobe techniques and the way in which a production is developed in approach and style form the initial stages to the moment of shooting.

This edition is substantially revised to reflect developments in technology and contemporary production styles.

Gerald Millerson'd books on television have long been acknowledged as among the best ever published.


'a useful Media Manual'

Table of Contents

Television today; The director's role; TV camera units; A studio tour; The TV/video camera; Choosing the shot; Composing the picture; The vision mixer; Practical sound problems; Lighting problems; Single camera production; Multi camera production; Developing a TV production; How to direct audience attention; Interviews; A check list of common errors; Shooting on location; Colour TV.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General