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Fundamentals of Television Production

by Ralph Donald, Thomas Spann

Wiley | May 26, 2000 | Hardcover

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Fundamentals of Television Production is a comprehensive, in-depth text for both basic and advanced television production courses. Authors Ralph Donald and Thomas Spann have provided a number of unique features:

  • Key terms and definitions at the end of each chapter.

  • Over 400 photos and figures.

  • Coverage of equipment, old and new, from a history of videotape to new developments in high-definition TV.

  • Through explanations of highly technical and theoretical topics.

Fundamentals of Television Production covers the technical aspects of production, including cameras, lenses, lighting instruments, microphones and graphics, as well as discussions of the aesthetic considerations that should be given to such areas as shot composition and lighting. The text also covers the relative side of production, from scriptwriting to production design to the artistic skills necessary for directing. Beginning with an overview of the three phases of the production process for a situation comedy, a commercial and news story, students are introduced to the activities associated with preproduction, production and postproduction.

Written in and accessible, engaging manner, Fundamentals of Television Production will help students develop an understanding of the basic skills needed for below-the-line technical personnel and above-the-line creative personnel.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 315 pages, 11.3 × 8.8 × 1.12 in

Published: May 26, 2000

Publisher: Wiley

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0813827396

ISBN - 13: 9780813827391

Found in: Direction and Production, Direction and Production

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Fundamentals of Television Production

by Ralph Donald, Thomas Spann

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 315 pages, 11.3 × 8.8 × 1.12 in

Published: May 26, 2000

Publisher: Wiley

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0813827396

ISBN - 13: 9780813827391

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: An Overview and Tour.

1. The TV Camera.

2. Camera Lenses and Imaging Systems.

3. Camera Mounts and Camera Operation.

4. Fundamentals of Composition.

5. Lighting Techniques.

6. Audio.

7. Production Switchers and Special Effects.

8. TV Graphics.

9. Video Recording.

10. Editing: Technology and Techniques.

11. Field Production.

12. Scriptwriting.

13. Production Design.

14. Directing I: Aesthetics.

15. Directing II: Techniques.

16. Producing.

Index.

From the Publisher

Fundamentals of Television Production is a comprehensive, in-depth text for both basic and advanced television production courses. Authors Ralph Donald and Thomas Spann have provided a number of unique features:

  • Key terms and definitions at the end of each chapter.

  • Over 400 photos and figures.

  • Coverage of equipment, old and new, from a history of videotape to new developments in high-definition TV.

  • Through explanations of highly technical and theoretical topics.

Fundamentals of Television Production covers the technical aspects of production, including cameras, lenses, lighting instruments, microphones and graphics, as well as discussions of the aesthetic considerations that should be given to such areas as shot composition and lighting. The text also covers the relative side of production, from scriptwriting to production design to the artistic skills necessary for directing. Beginning with an overview of the three phases of the production process for a situation comedy, a commercial and news story, students are introduced to the activities associated with preproduction, production and postproduction.

Written in and accessible, engaging manner, Fundamentals of Television Production will help students develop an understanding of the basic skills needed for below-the-line technical personnel and above-the-line creative personnel.

From the Jacket

Fundamentals of Television Production is a comprehensive, in-depth text for both basic and advanced television production courses. Authors Ralph Donald and Thomas Spann have provided a number of unique features:

  • Key terms and definitions at the end of each chapter.

  • Over 400 photos and figures.

  • Coverage of equipment, old and new, from a history of videotape to new developments in high-definition TV.

  • Through explanations of highly technical and theoretical topics.

Fundamentals of Television Production covers the technical aspects of production, including cameras, lenses, lighting instruments, microphones and graphics, as well as discussions of the aesthetic considerations that should be given to such areas as shot composition and lighting. The text also covers the relative side of production, from scriptwriting to production design to the artistic skills necessary for directing. Beginning with an overview of the three phases of the production process for a situation comedy, a commercial and news story, students are introduced to the activities associated with preproduction, production and postproduction.

Written in and accessible, engaging manner, Fundamentals of Television Production will help students develop an understanding of the basic skills needed for below-the-line technical personnel and above-the-line creative personnel.

About the Author

Ralph Donald is a professor and chair of the Department of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Thomas Spann is and associate professor in the Department of Braodcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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