Video: Digital Communication & Production addresses the needs of students who want to pursue a career in video production, as well as those that want to produce professional-quality videos for personal use. It provides a comprehensive introduction to creating videos with topics such as preproduction planning, camera system operation, lighting, audio, directing, and postproduction. Digital equipment and processes are featured.
Photos and illustrations illustrate the concepts of this visual art.
STEM and Academic Activities found at the end of every chapter help promote college and career readiness.
Chapter content can be used in any sequence to match course objectives.
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Table of Contents
1. About Video 2. Getting Started 3. Video Communication 4. Video Space 5. Video Time 6. Video Composition 7. Video Language 8. Video Sound 9. Project Development 10. Program Creation 11. Production Planning 12. Camera Systems 13. Camera Operation 14. Lighting Tools 15. Lighting Design 16. Lighting Applications 17. Recording Audio 18. Directing for Content 19. Directing for Form 20. Editing Operations 21. Editing Principles 22. Digital Editing 23. Mastering Digital Software
Jim Stinson - After graduating from Harvard, Jim Stinson studied theater history at the Yale Graduate School and directing at the Yale School of Drama before transferring to the UCLA film school, where he earned the degree of Master of Fine Arts. Although he has worked on filmed commercials, TV series, and feature films, he has spent most of his career as a writer, producer, director, videographer, and/or editor of educational and corporate video programs.
In the classroom, he has taught film production at Art Center College of Design, film studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and video production at La Cañada High School, La Cañada, CA.
For twelve years, he was a columnist and contributing editor at Videomaker magazine. In addition to Video: Digital Communication & Production, his published works include five novels: Double Exposure, Low Angles, Truck Shot, TV Safe, and Tassy Morgan's Bluff, as well as the study Reconstructions of Elizabethan Public Playhouses.