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Basics of video production

Author: Des Lyver; Graham Swainson
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Focal Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Takes the reader on a guided tour around a studio or location production, examining the production process from conceptualisation to the final screening. This work features topics such as: the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Des Lyver; Graham Swainson
ISBN: 0240515609 9780240515601
OCLC Number: 41299298
Description: viii, 150 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1 Studio production 1 --
Two approaches 1 --
In studio 2 --
The floor area 4 --
The rooms around the studio 5 --
The gallery area 5 --
The lighting control area 7 --
The sound control area 7 --
The vision engineering area 7 --
The machine room 8 --
Intercom systems 9 --
Health and safety 9 --
2 The director's team 11 --
The director 11 --
The programme 12 --
The scripts 13 --
The preparation 13 --
The rehearsal 14 --
The recording 14 --
The production assistant 15 --
In the studio 16 --
Timing of programmes 17 --
Logs 17 --
3 The sound team 19 --
The sound team's job 19 --
The studio environment 20 --
Live studios 20 --
Dead studios 21 --
Sound equipment 22 --
Microphones 22 --
Choosing a microphone 22 --
Types of microphone 23 --
Dynamic 23 --
Electrostatic 24 --
Electret 25 --
Radio 25 --
Directional response 26 --
Stands and booms 28 --
Sound equipment 29 --
Source machines 29 --
Mixers 30 --
4 The lighting team 33 --
What the camera needs 34 --
What the camera can do 36 --
The aesthetics 36 --
Lighting design 37 --
The luminaires 37 --
Hard lights 39 --
Soft lights 39 --
Mountings 40 --
Power and dimmers 40 --
The lighting operator 42 --
Planning 43 --
5 The camera team 46 --
The cameras 46 --
Movements 47 --
Controls 48 --
6 The vision mixer 52 --
The equipment 53 --
The vision mixer 53 --
Vision mixer layout 53 --
Visual effects 55 --
Wipes and mixes 55 --
Keying 57 --
7 The engineering team 59 --
Vision engineering 60 --
Monitor line-up 60 --
Camera line-up 61 --
Levels of maintenance 61 --
First level 61 --
Second level 62 --
Third level 62 --
8 The floor manager team 63 --
Questions to be answered 64 --
Communication 65 --
Floor manager signals 66 --
9 The scenery team 67 --
The scene dock 68 --
The props storeroom 68 --
Types of props 69 --
10 The wardrobe team 70 --
Wardrobe problems 70 --
People 70 --
Technical problems 71 --
Exposure 71 --
Colour 71 --
Light 72 --
11 The make-up team 73 --
Corrective make-up 73 --
Artistic make-up 74 --
The hairdresser 74 --
12 A little paperwork 76 --
Conceptualization 76 --
Aims 77 --
Target audience 77 --
The treatment 78 --
The storyboard 80 --
The script 82 --
Camera cards 84 --
13 Single camera production 85 --
The acquisition stage 86 --
The editing stage 88 --
The post-production stage 89 --
Health and safety 89 --
Indoors 90 --
Outdoors 90 --
14 The Director and PA on location 93 --
Pre-production 93 --
In production 94 --
Post-production 95 --
15 Location lighting 96 --
Controlling daylight 96 --
What tools can be used? 97 --
Lighting safety 99 --
16 The location camera team 100 --
What is the camera on? 101 --
Power! 102 --
Adjusting exposure 102 --
Colour balancing 103 --
Shots at last! 105 --
17 The location sound team 107 --
What do we need to record? 107 --
Sync sound 108 --
Buzz track 108 --
Microphones on location 110 --
Microphones in shot 110 --
Microphones out of shot 111 --
Wind noise 112 --
Automatic level control 113 --
18 A little more paperwork 115 --
The difference between location and studio 115 --
The location 116 --
The recce 116 --
Insurance 117 --
Shooting script 117 --
Call sheets 118 --
Logs 119 --
Copyright 120 --
19 Editing 121 --
Methods of editing 121 --
Off line or on line? 123 --
The edit suite 124 --
Tape editing: the basics 126 --
What happens in an edit? 128 --
Two different types of edit 131 --
How then are they different? 131 --
Insert edit 132 --
Assemble edit 132 --
Some edits 133 --
More elaborate editing 134 --
A little about timecode 135 --
20 Audio post-production 137 --
The plan 137 --
Simple post-production 138 --
More complex post-production 139 --
The ideal situation 140 --
21 The future 143.
Responsibility: Des Lyver and Graham Swainson.
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