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1st Edition

Media Production
A Practical Guide to Radio & TV

ISBN 9780415535328
Published February 7, 2013 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Media Production is an introductory guide to radio, TV and film production techniques. Illuminating the step by step process from conception to delivery, from the initial brainstorms, through planning, research and editing, this book creates a guided structure to help students learn about media production. Aimed at those producing radio, film or TV productions for the first time, this book offers relevant advice which takes account of the context in which students work and the type of equipment available to them. Supported by online resources, this textbook provides templates, notes and exercises to help students prepare for their own productions, as well as a video and audio library showcasing techniques, interviews and behind the scenes industry footage.

Table of Contents

Part 1  1. How to Use This Book  2. Getting An Idea  3. Research  4. Production Planning  5. Allocating Tasks  6. Structure  7. Advertising  8. Treatments  9. Production Schedules and Safety  Part 2  10. Shot Sizes, Moves and Framing  11. Crossing the Line or 180 Degree Rule  12. Lighting  13. Recording Sound  14. Taking a Shot  15. Shooting Factual  16. Shooting Dramatized Sequences  17. Interview Techniques  18. Recording Factual Programmes for Radio  19. Radio Drama  20. Editing Radio Sound  21. News and Current Affairs  22. Editing TV  23. Feedback and Evaluation

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Amanda Willett is a Project Leader and Producer who has worked for many years with BBC Learning and has extensive experience of creating educational materials for TV and for online use.

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