Television Field Production And Reporting: A Guide To Visual Storytelling by Fred ShookTelevision Field Production And Reporting: A Guide To Visual Storytelling by Fred Shook

Television Field Production And Reporting: A Guide To Visual Storytelling

byFred Shook, John Larson, John Detarsio

Paperback | August 21, 2017

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Television Field Production and Reportingprovides a comprehensive introduction to the art of video storytelling. Endorsed by the National Press Photographers Association, this book focuses on the many techniques and tools available in today's digital landscape, including how drones and miniaturized technology can enrich the storytelling process. The new edition ofTelevision Field Production and Reportingis an absolute must in this visually oriented, rapidly changing field. At its core, visual storytelling helps transmit information, expose people to one another, and capture and communicate a sense of experience in unforgettable ways. This edition reflects, through practitioners' eyes, how to achieve those goals and excel as a professional, whatever the medium at hand, even as changing technology revises the storyteller's toolkit. This edition emphasizes digital and emerging media, and includes new color photography relevant to contemporary visual storytelling and reporting. It also features important updates regarding digital media law which affect anyone who records and/or disseminates digital media content, whether in private, on television, the web, via social networking sites, or in commercial venues.

The seventh edition ofTelevision Field Production and Reportingstresses the mastery of innovative storytelling practices in video programming as far ranging as electronic press kits, multi-camera production, stylized programs, corporate video, raw documentaries, and real time cin' v't'/P>

Fred Shook'sprofessional experience encompasses television reporting, production, writing, photojournalism, and video editing. He has taught at the university level and worked nationally and internationally as a television producer, consultant, writer, director, and editor for commercial television, corporations, and government agencie...
Title:Television Field Production And Reporting: A Guide To Visual StorytellingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 21, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415787661

ISBN - 13:9780415787666

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Table of Contents


About the Authors


CHAPTER 1-Telling the Visual Story

CHAPTER 2-Planning and Shooting the Story

CHAPTER 3-Visual Grammar

CHAPTER 4-Video Editing: The Invisible Art

CHAPTER 5-Shooting Video in the Field

CHAPTER 6-Writing with Light

CHAPTER 7 -The Sound Track

CHAPTER 8-The Video Interview

CHAPTER 9-Writing the Package

CHAPTER 10-Write Like a Storyteller

CHAPTER 11-Producing the Story Minute by Minute

CHAPTER 12-How to Improve Your Storytelling Ability

CHAPTER 13-Improving On-Camera and Voice-Over Performance

CHAPTER 14-Digital Media Law

CHAPTER 15-Ethics: Defining Your Contract With Viewers



Editorial Reviews

"John Larson¿s passion for telling stories that matter finds the heart-pounding dramas in the lives we too often don¿t notice." ¿ ¿Andrew Lehren, New York Times ¿ It's true that some people are born storytellers, while others practice and study ceaselessly to improve their work. John Larson is a rare combination of the two."I watched his storytelling for more than 30 years. It started good and then got better. Even more amazingly, he can tell you how to make that happen."¿ ¿Howard Weaver, two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner, McClatchy¿ "I would argue that John Larson is the Tom Hanks or Denzel Washington of TV journalism. He is not a one hit wonder, or even a one-decade wonder. His body of excellent work stretches more than 30 years. I can count on one hand a list of whom I consider to be his peers, and have a couple of fingers left unused." ¿ ¿Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty, Poynter Institute, USA "This is a must-read in my classes!¿ The writing is clear and conversational and captures the essence of strong visual storytelling, being prepared and curious. ¿The lessons in this book transcend the classroom and this text has become the bible for doing it right." -Jerry Gibbs, Curry College, USA Journalists have important stories to tell. Stories that can provide a check and a balance to those in power, bring to light societal wrongs, and empower citizens to feel as if they are a part of the process. Television Field Production and Reporting brings together best practices for budding broadcast journalists, and teaches them how to make their stories sing with strong visuals and words. - Ann Strahle, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Springfield, USA