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2nd Edition

Media Production
A Practical Guide to Radio, TV and Film

ISBN 9780367226381
Published May 10, 2021 by Routledge
286 Pages 99 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Media Production provides a comprehensive introductory guide to radio, television and fi lm production techniques.

Using a step-by-step structure that takes students through the production process from conception to delivery, this book explores initial brainstorming through to planning, research, recording and editing. Operational procedures are set out in detail, taking into account the context in which students work and the type of equipment available to them. Clear instructional photographs are provided to illustrate key teaching points.

Written by an experienced BBC producer and director, this textbook is ideal for FE Media students as well as those just starting out in the industry.

Updated online resources include templates, notes and exercises to help students prepare for their own productions, as well as a glossary of key terms and helpful weblinks.

Table of Contents

Part I Pre-Production: Preparation and planning 1. How to use this book 2. Getting an idea 3. Research 4. Production planning and timelines 5. Allocating tasks 6. Narrative Structure 7. Advertising 8. Pre production scripts and treatments 9. Production schedules and safety Part II Production: Recording and shooting 10. Shot sizes, moves and framing 11. Crossing the line or the 180-degree rule 12. Camera Controls and Lighting 13. Recording Sound 14. Taking a shot 15. Shooting factual 16. Shooting dramatised sequences 17. Interview techniques 18. Audio – factual 19. Audio drama 20. News and current affairs Part III Post Production: Editing and feedback 21. Editing sound 22. Editing film 23. Feedback and evaluation Glossary

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Amanda Willett is a producer who has worked for many years with the BBC. She has extensive experience creating materials for TV and for online use.