Video: Digital Communication & Production addresses the needs of students who want to pursue a career in video production, as well as those who want to produce professional-quality videos for personal use. This textbook integrates projects, theory, application, and tools. New social media and technology, such as smartphones and tablets, are addressed. Staying true to a hands-on approach, the text integrates appropriate projects, tools such as scripts and model releases, visuals showing how-to, and knowledge checks.
Plentiful photos and illustrations have been crafted to effectively convey theoretical concepts to visual learners.
Updated STEM and Academic Activities found at the end of every chapter help promote college and career readiness.
New tips on creating and editing videos using smartphones and tablets.
Modular chapter design provides flexibility to match your course sequence and objectives.
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 Post 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.