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Video Production: Putting Theory into Practice
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VIDEO PRODUCTION: PUTTING THEORY INTO PRACTICE

PAPERBACK BY DAWKINS, STEVE; WYND, IAN

£28.99

ISBN
9781403998880
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
 
 
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PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE USA
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
312 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
09 DEC 2009

DESCRIPTION

It's tempting to skip over theory when you want to get on with the practice of video production. But understanding theory can actually give you the confidence to make good practical decisions and to produce higher-quality videos and films. This no-nonsense, straight-talking book helps you to grasp key theoretical ideas and shows how to use them in your filming projects. Exploring issues and ideas that will inform and enhance your work, Video Production builds skills and understanding from the very basics. The book is split into two halves, carefully building a foundation of theoretical knowledge before steering readers through a variety of production briefs. In particular, the book:* Clearly introduces the essentials of film, media and communication theory * Looks at a variety of film genres, from the drama short to magazine programmes * Pays close attention to the different demands of pre-production, production and post-production* Gives handy hints, tips and advice that show how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls* Links with a companion website that offers resources such as examples of successful student projects, downloadable templates and career advice. Written by experts in an easy-to-follow, clear and comprehensive way, this book can be read cover to cover, or dipped into at crucial moments. Video Production is the ultimate guide for all students and novice film-makers.

CONTENTS

Introduction.- SECTION I: THEORY AND PRACTICE.- Knowing: The Theory of Video Production.- Doing: Preparing for Video Production.- The Practice of Video Production: Pre-Production.- The Practice of Video Production: Production.- The Practice of Video Production: Post Production.- SECTION II: THE BRIEFS.- The Television Title Sequence.- The Magazine Programme.- The Documentary.- The Drama Short.- Reading and Other Resources.