Producing Videos: A Complete Guide

Producing Videos: A Complete Guide


By (author) Martha Mollison

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 239mm x 51mm | 1,225g
  • Publication date: 20 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: St Leonards NSW
  • ISBN 10: 174237056X
  • ISBN 13: 9781742370569
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 36,899

Product description

A fully updated and revised new edition of this essential handbook for aspiring video makers.

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Author information

Martha Mollison has been a freelance video producer for over twenty-five years and has taught both in Australia and the US in universities, colleges, cable TV stations and community organisations. She is currently based in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Review quote

""Reading this book is like apprenticing with a master who not only teaches the necessary basics, but also emphasises the 'tricks' that ensure a successful production while minimising wasted effort."

Table of contents

Contents..Acknowledgements ix..Greeting xiii..1 The camera ..2 Image control ..3 Composition and framing ..4 The camera' s view ..5 Telling the story ..6 Video formats..7 Video storage..8 Editing basics..9 Editing aesthetics..10 Editing more technical..11 Microphones..12 Having the right connections..13 Location sound..14 Sound postproduction..15 Safety on the set..16 Lighting..17 Using lighting equipment..18 Production options..19 Video for Empowerment..20 Scriptwriting..21 Doing short dramas..22 Budgeting..23 Preproduction..24 The location shoot..25 Studio layout and equipment..26 Studio roles..27 Studio procedures..28 Operating the vision mixer..29 Operating the studio audio mixer..30 Studio interviews..31 The HOT studio..32 Copyright..33 Distribution..Glossary ..Index