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.
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"Anyone looking for a comprehensive introductory textbook on video production will find this to be the perfect fit for their needs. This book tackles both technical and creative aspects of media production, and provides useful visual examples as well as case studies for each subject approached. The updated second edition is successful in adding information about new technologies to this solid piece of writing on the fundaments of video making."
—Elisa Herrmann, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of the Film Program, Department of Mass Communication, Sam Houston State University
2. Video Production Environments
4. The Video Camera
5. Audio and Sound Control
6. The Video Switcher
7. The Role of the Producer
8. Directing Part I
9. Directing Part II
10. Video Recording and Editing
11. Video Editing Techniques
12. Graphics and Set Design
13. Video on the Web