Gain the skills you need to succeed in the television industry and master the production process, from shooting and producing, to editing and distribution. This new and updated 16th edition of Television Production offers a thorough and practical guide to professional TV and video production techniques. You will learn how to anticipate and quickly overcome commonly-encountered problems in television production, as Jim Owens details all the major features of television production, including the secrets of top-grade camerawork, persuasive lighting techniques, effective sound treatment, as well as the subtle processes of scenic design, and the art of video editing. The 16th edition of this classic text now explores the changing television landscape, the effects of the "second screen" on viewer experience, 4K and 8K shooting and the real implications it has for your production, and much more. This new edition also includes: Discussions on the changing definition of "television" and how new technology effects veiwers and their viewing habits Updated interviews with professionals in the industry, such as noted documentary filmmaker, Sarah Leckie, about the challenges they face during the production process and the advice they would give to those trying to break in to the production and television industries Thorough definitions of television and production terminology as well as information on LED lighting and other technologies used on set A comprehensive resource page for instructors, containing slides and testing materials to aid in the learning process can be found at www.focalpress.com/cw/owens.
Television Production offers you a very practical guide to professional TV and video production techniques. Here you will find straightforward descriptions and explanations of the equipment you will use, and discover the best ways to use it. The authors also tell you how to anticipate and quickly overcome commonly-encountered problems in television production. You will explore in detail all the major features of television production, learning the secrets of top-grade camerawork, persuasive lighting techniques, effective sound treatment, as well as the subtle processes of scenic design and the art of video editing. Successful program-making is about communication and persuasion. It is not merely a matter of knowing which buttons to press, but how to influence and persuade your audience, hold their attention, develop their interest, and arouse their emotions. This book tells you how to do all this - and much more. The 15th edition has been completely revamped to include lessons on: * 3D- how to use 3D cameras, field-tested 3D workflows, and more * Shooting with DSLRs * Lighting with LEDs * Field-proven lessons and techniques on everything you need to know about the tools and tricks of television production, telling you how, as well as why and when to employ certain techniques and tools * New edition updated to include lessons on 3D-workflows and working with 3D cameras, shooting with DSLRs, lighting with LEDs, and more * Full of inspiring 4-color images that visually drive home the lessons conveyed in the text
Written by television trainers who run their own courses on Multiskilling, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of skills and technical knowledge required in this industry. It details all the essential information you need to know, acting as an on-the-job reference source for everyday use. For many broadcasting technicians, one of the biggest challenges in recent years has been the transition from a career working in a solo core skill such as camerawork or audio, to acquiring the experience and expertise of a range of production jobs. Many people are expected to work in a number of crafts and to equip themselves with a much wider range of television techniques than had been customary in the past. Multiskilling has become an integral part of television culture, requiring that new entrants are competent in several specialist production skills. Multiskilling for Television Production concentrates on the techniques associated with news and magazine programme production, where most tecnhical operators are usually employed, but most techniques are shared across the whole spectrum of television and film making. Anyone baffled by the range and scope of skills to be mastered will find this book invaluable.
Discusses the latest technologies and techniques in television production and offers students a hands-on approach to such areas as project planning, scripting, studio design, camera work, and newsgathering methodologies.
Everything your school needs to become active in the emerging field of TV production can be found in this exciting package. It is loaded with practical information on subjects that range from equipment, copyright considerations, news show production, and videotaping school functions to using video to teach media skills and how to deal with vendors. It also contains 20 ready-to-use elementary school lessons on concepts and careers in television production. Reproducible student handouts and questions, notes to the teacher, and enrichment activities accompany the lessons. Media specialists can use this book as a manual for school television production activities, and classroom teachers will love the student activities and lessons. An entire unit on television can be presented, or the lessons can be used on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Whatever approach is taken, this is a useful addition to any elementary media center's professional collection. Grades K-8.
Completely up to date with relevant information on digital technology and HD TV, this is the only title to focus specifically on television production management, and presents an easily accessible and authoritative guide to the area. Production Management for Television provides a reliable, factual and theoretical framework for an understanding of production management. It includes a reference directory of agencies and organizations, and addresses and contacts for training. Subjects covered include: • the main responsibilities of the production manager • key skills needed by the production manager • routine procedures • appropriate paperwork and record keeping • health and safety issues • rights management • career structure and development for production managers • useful references and further information. The book is supported by a companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415424813.