290 pages | 354 Color Illus.
In the eighth, revised edition of this book, Ronald J. Compesi offers a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the aesthetics of small-scale, single-camera video production in field environments, from planning through postproduction, in a range of different programming formats. Written in an accessible, student-friendly style, this new edition has been significantly updated and revised throughout to reflect current technology and industry practices, including shooting with DSLR cameras, in HD and on smartphones, new methods and channels of distribution, and much more.
Key features and updates to the eighth edition include:
With over 40 years of teaching and production experience, Ronald J. Compesi offers an up-to-date and essential introduction to the art of small-scale video production in field environments in the new edition of this groundbreaking text, in print since 1985.
"The blending of the technical and aesthetic aspects of video production is always a challenge, and Compesi has made a very good effort at making [these qualities] accessible to students in an introductory course. This is important to me as an educator and I believe it is an important core to a well-written text on video production."
—Laura Vazquez, Ph.D., Professor, Undergraduate Program Director of Media Studies, Northern Illinois University
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Preproduction and Production Planning; 3. The Video Camera; 4. Video Recording; 5. Operating the Video Camcorder; 6. The Camera Lens; 7. Visualization and Composition; 8. Lighting 1: Technical Aspects of Lighting; 9. Lighting 2: Aesthetic Factors; 10.Sound 1: Sound and Microphone Basics; 11. Sound 2: Sound Design and Field Sound Recording; 12. Video Editing Techniques; 13. Nonlinear Video Editing; 14. Postproduction Graphic Design; 15. Ethics and Video Production; Appendix 1: U.S. Copyright Office Short Form PA; Appendix 2: Digital Information and the Metric System; Glossary; Index