Herbert Zettl draws on his expertise and field experience to bring you the sixth edition of VIDEO BASICS, a handiest and most authoritative, current, and technically accurate student guide to video production available. Meeting the need for a briefer book, this text distills comprehensive video instruction so that it can be covered in a single semester. The book moves students from video concepts and processes to production tools and techniques and, finally, to the production environment (studio and field, inside and outside) and its effects. A more conceptual framework leads students from the idea (what to create) to the image (how to create) on video. Contrary to the previous editions of VIDEO BASICS, which reflected the transition from analog to digital technology, VIDEO BASICS, 6th Edition, acknowledges that digital video is a firmly established medium. References to analog are made only to help explain the digital process or the analog equipment that is still in use. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Apply the concepts presented in Video Basics with the Video Basics Workbook. This workbook, written by Herb Zettl, provides the students with hands on applications and exercises that will reinforce the concepts in the texts and increase the students video production skills.
This book from the BASICS series covers digital video concepts through preproduction, production, and postproduction. Through its easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions students will learn all the skills needed to script, shoot, and edit a digital video. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles of video production and the technologies used in production. This book discusses video aesthetics, technologies, and production practice in a clear and concise manner. It also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and planning in the production process. Chapters are clearly organized and heavily illustrated, with key terms identified in boldface. With Introduction to Video Production, readers will learn not only how the technology works, but how to work with the technology and with each other.
Visual QuickStart Guide–the quick and easy way to le arn! This full-color, amply illustrated, accessible book teaches readers the essential skills necessary for creating compelling movies with iMovie '09 and iDVD, Apple's consumer-friendly digital movie and DVD-burning software applications. Readers can follow the step-by-step instructions from the beginning to get a tour of the applications or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. Longtime Macintosh and technology writer Jeff Carlson takes extra steps to ensure that readers understand all of the key aspects of digital movie making. Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through iMovie '09 and iDVD (and how they interact with the other iLife ’09 applications) and show you what to do. Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. Page for page, the best content and value around.
Advanced technologies have increased demands for visual information and higher quality video frames, as with 3-D movies, games, and HDTV. This taxes the available technologies and creates a gap between the huge amount of visual data required for multimedia applications and the still-limited hardware capabilities. Image and Video Compression for Multimedia Engineering bridges the gap with concise, authoritative information on video and image coding. The tutorial provides a solid, comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals and algorithms of coding and details all of the relevant international coding standards. It presents recent findings on defining methods for generating high quality video bitstreams. The authors present recent research results and cover emerging technologies. With the growing popularity of the applications that use large amounts of visual data, image and video coding is an active and dynamic field. Coverage of both image and video compression in this book yields a unique, self-contained reference, appropriate for all related professions. Image and Video Compression for Multimedia Engineering builds a basis for future study, research, and development.
Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Lighting is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about lighting a video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. Assuming little prior knowledge, this book covers everything from the different types of lights and their control, to basic studio and location settings. It features: · the latest technology, including the use of location and grip gear and changes in lamp and reflector technology · coverage of studio and location work · descriptions of the role of each crew member · full explanations of technical terms · health and safety precautions · practical advice on the equipment available and how to use it Basics of Video Lighting aims to provide the reader with a rapid understanding of what is actually a complex process, without getting too bogged down in technical terms. It is equipment non-specific and references to technical matters are only included where necessary to understanding, for example a short explanation of the simple electricity that is needed to understand the relationship between the camera and the lights.
The full-color guide to shooting great video with the Flip Video camera The inexpensive Flip Video camera is currently one of the hottest must-have gadgets. It's portable and connects easily to any computer to transfer video you shoot onto your PC or Mac. Although the Flip Video camera comes with a quick-start guide, it lacks a how-to manual, and this full-color book fills that void! Packed with full-color screen shots throughout, Flip Video For Dummies shows you how to shoot the best possible footage in a variety of situations. You'll learn how to transfer video to your computer and then edit it and share your Flip Video movies. Walks you through the basics of using a Flip Video camera and connecting it to your Mac or PC Explains how to shoot footage indoors, outdoors, and even underwater Covers editing video footage using FlipShare, Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie Shows you how to share Flip Video movies or upload them to YouTube, Facebook, and other sites You'll flip out when you discover just how easy a Flip Video camera can be when you have this book by your side!