3rd Edition

Producing Videos A complete guide

By Martha Mollison Copyright 2010
    572 Pages
    by Routledge

    572 Pages
    by Routledge

    Producing Videos has been called the 'bible' of video making. A bestseller over many years, it offers a comprehensive and user friendly guide to all aspects of video production - from the first chapter on using a camera (if it doesn't go in easily, don't force it) to the chapter on distribution (no matter what happens, always hold onto your master).

    All the elements of video production are covered: camera operation; scriptwriting; composition; budgeting; preproduction planning; lighting and sound recording; interview techniques; field production and studio shoots; digital editing; digital postproduction techniques; video streaming and other forms of online distribution.

    This edition has been fully revised and updated to cover developments in technology, promotion and distribution. It includes tips from over 120 experienced video teachers from around the world, and is illustrated with over 600 photographs and 200 diagrams.

    Producing Videos is the best handbook available for learning the basics of video making. It is an ideal guide for students, and for anyone who has a flip camera burning a hole in their pocket and aspirations to become the next hot new director.


    Acknowledgements ix

    Greeting xiii

    1 The camera

    2 Image control

    3 Composition and framing

    4 The camera' s view

    5 Telling the story

    6 Video formats

    7 Video storage

    8 Editing basics

    9 Editing aesthetics

    10 Editing more technical

    11 Microphones

    12 Having the right connections

    13 Location sound

    14 Sound postproduction

    15 Safety on the set

    16 Lighting

    17 Using lighting equipment

    18 Production options

    19 Video for Empowerment

    20 Scriptwriting

    21 Doing short dramas

    22 Budgeting

    23 Preproduction

    24 The location shoot

    25 Studio layout and equipment

    26 Studio roles

    27 Studio procedures

    28 Operating the vision mixer

    29 Operating the studio audio mixer

    30 Studio interviews

    31 The HOT studio

    32 Copyright

    33 Distribution




    Martha Mollison has been a freelance video producer for over twenty-five years and has taught both in Australia and the US in universities, colleges, cable TV stations and community organisations. She is currently based in Portland, Oregon, USA.

    'Whether you are a beginner or veteran filmmaker, Martha Mollison's Producing Videos serves as a comprehensive guide to all aspects of video production.' - Greg Walters, Portland Community College

    'An invaluable resource for developing my students' video journalism skills.' - Kay Nankervis, Charles Sturt University