The revised twelfth edition of Video Production: Disciplines and Techniques introduces readers to the operations underlying video production. It provides thorough coverage of the theory and techniques readers need to know, balancing complexity with practical how-to information about detailed subjects in a concise, conversational style. The book has been updated to incorporate recent changes in the video production pipeline—emphasizing digital video, non-linear video production, streaming platforms, and mobile production—while maintaining the foundational, nuanced, teamwork-based approach that has made the book popular.
Each chapter includes key takeaways, review questions, and on-set exercises, and a comprehensive glossary defines all the key production terms discussed. An accompanying eResource includes downloadable versions of the forms and paperwork used in the book, in addition to links to further online resources.
Table of Contents
- Introduction to Video Production
- Cast and Crew
- Producing and Scriptwriting
- Graphics and Sets
- Video Switchers
- Video Recording and Playback
- Field Production
James C. Foust is a professor and the department chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University. He has worked in commercial video production, including experience as a television news videographer and editor. He is also the author of Big Voices of the Air: The Battle over Clear Channel Radio (2000) and Online Journalism: Principles and Practices of News for the Web, Third Edition (2011). He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Ohio University.
Edward J. Fink is a professor of Cinema and Television Arts and the interim dean of the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. He teaches both multiple- and single-camera production, in addition to other media and writing courses. He is the co-author of another production text (Portable Video: News and Field Production ) and the author of Dramatic Story Structure (2014). He holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Indiana University.
Lynne S. Gross has taught television production full-time at a number of U.S. colleges, including California State University, Fullerton; Pepperdine University; UCLA; Loyola Marymount University; and Long Beach City College. She has also taught production internationally in Estonia, Australia, Guyana, Swaziland, and Malaysia. Her professional experience includes serving as director of programming for Valley Cable TV and producing series for commercial, public, and cable television. Gross is past president of the Broadcast Education Association and has served as governor for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her honors include the BEA Distinguished Education Service Award and the IRTS Frank Stanton Fellow Award. She is the author of ten other books and numerous journal articles. Her doctorate is from UCLA.
"Fink, Foust, and Gross’ Video Production continues to set the standard for production textbooks. The writing style makes complex, technical information easy to understand and apply, and the revisions in the text keep it current with the field. With its balanced coverage of studio, field, and remote production tools and techniques, it provides a solid foundation for production education."
—Augie Grant, J. Rion McKissick Professor of Journalism, University of South Carolina