Video Shooter: Storytelling with HD Cameras by Barry BravermanVideo Shooter: Storytelling with HD Cameras by Barry Braverman

Video Shooter: Storytelling with HD Cameras

byBarry BravermanEditorBarry Braverman

Paperback | October 5, 2009

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Tired of the dry rudimentary guidebooks that ignore the art of telling compelling video stories?Video Shootertakes you to a new level of competence and expertise by presenting the camera as a potent storytelling tool. Sure, you will learn the basics of HD formats, the fundamentals of compression and color space, but only so much as these technical areas serve your craft, which includes more fundamentally camera placement and eyeline, choice of lens focal length and the power of the triangle in creating powerful compositions. Throughout the book you will come to understand the master shooter's guiding principle, that story is the conduit through which all creative and technical decisions flow.

Humorous and opinionated, the author provides insightful anecdotes and tutorials that help you learn the video shooter's craft. While the book focuses primarily on how to get the most out of your entry- and mid-level P2, XDCAM, and AVCHD camcorder, the principles and lessons covered such as shooting for green screen and understanding point of view apply just as well to video shooters and storytellers of any level.

As apprenticeships in the industry have largely disappeared, aspiring shooters and film students have had to seek alternative sources for training and guidance. InVideo Shooter, you will find a master teacher offering perceptive lessons with a healthy dose of inspiration; these pages are as close to a living and breathing mentor as one can get in a printed form.

Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations present the many lessons throughout the book.

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Barry Braverman is a veteran director of photography and digital media consultant expert with more than thirty years experience, including work on National Geographic specials, network television programs, feature films and music videos. A frequent collaborator of director Wes Anderson, Braverman photographed the original Bottle Rocket...
Title:Video Shooter: Storytelling with HD CamerasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 7.48 × 0.68 inPublished:October 5, 2009Publisher:Focal PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0240810880

ISBN - 13:9780240810881

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 The Shooter's Point of View; Chapter 2 The Video Storyteller; Chapter 3 The Storyteller's Box; Chapter 4 The World in High Definition; Chapter 5 Command and Control; Chapter 6 Tweaking Your Story's Image; Chapter 7 Going with the Flow; Chapter 8 Your Window on the World; Chapter 9 Making Light of Your Story; Chapter 10 The Audio Story; Chapter 11 Supporting Your Story; Chapter 12 The New Shooter Storyteller; Index

Editorial Reviews

"One of the strengths of this book is the author's tone, which manages to present both basic and complex material in a way that is easily understandable to the neophyte.: --Gustavo Mercado, Hunter College