Though video systems are now growing ever more accessible, and practical video work is undertaken at every level of education, this is the first book-length historical and theoretical study of the medium. On Video explores video on two levels: first, it examines the relationship between technology and society; and second, it probes the connection between production methods and the communication of meaning.
`On Video is clearly destined to become a classic text for anyone involved in the production or study of video for years to come. This book will not only help eager students to write essays and pass exams, but will also aid the development of a distinctive video theory, and foster the use of video as a creative medium in its own right.' - THES