Portable Video ENG and EFP

ISBN-10: 0240807979
ISBN-13: 9780240807973
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $57.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.212
Language: English

Portable Video: ENG and EFP, Fifth Edition focuses on the techniques and technology of single camera electronic news gathering and electronic field production. Covering everything from basic creative and technical editing techniques to budgets and copyright issues, it is accessible to the home videomaker or amateur and to the professional seeking information on the newest advances in technique and equipment. * Includes special focus on TV news production and field production * Suitable for complete beginners

Dr. Medoff is Director of the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University. He has taught and served as an administrator at three different universities, produced numerous television and corporate video projects, and has overseen the productions of many students. Dr. Medoff has authored articles in scholarly journals as well as trade and consumer magazines. He has also written textbooks on the Internet and mass media, television production, and electronic media. In addition, he has served as president of the Broadcast Education Association and has recently been the recipient of a Fulbright Specialist Grant.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
ENG and EFP: The World of Professional Video
Electronic News Gathering: Capturing the Event
A Brief History
TV News Videography Today
Electronic Field Production: Video Production on Location
Birth of an Industry
Video Production Today: The Process
Summary
Electronic News Gathering Style
Recorded Coverage
Spot News
General News
Feature News
Sports News
Summary
Live Coverage
Getting the Picture Out
Communications
Interrupted Feedback
Form and Style
Electronic Field Production
What Can Go Wrong?
Summary
Electronic Field Production Style
Corporate and Professional Videos
Corporate News Show
Instruction, Training, and Demonstration
Teleconferencing
Sales, Promotion, and Motivation
Entertainment
Commercials and Public Service Announcements
Commercials
Public Service Announcements
Budgets
Performance Videos
Historical Archive
Sports Videos
Competition Coverage
Skycam
Feature Coverage
Music Videos
Variety of Settings
Style and Technique
Nature and Documentary Videos
Video Art
Multimedia
Internet
World Wide Web
Vlogging
Podcasts
Mobile TV
Summary
Framing and Composition-The Language of Video
Identifying the Storyline
Framing-The Range of Shots
Shots by Perspective
Camera Action Shots
Special-Use Shots
Composition-Aesthetic Considerations
Creating the Third Dimension
Effects of Focal Length
Distance
Balancing the Picture
Composing Specific Shots
Following the Action
Breaking the Rules
Summary
Scriptwriting
Electronic News Gathering
W5H and the Inverted Pyramid
Writing to the Visuals
Writing Interviews
Writing Style
Electronic Field Production
Goals
Target Audience
Format
Style
Central Visual Theme
Research
Treatment
Outline
Script
Review and Revision
Storyboard
Editing Script
Story Structure
Summary
Preproduction and Production
Preproduction
Electronic News Gathering
Electronic Field Production
Production Crew
Scheduling and Coordinating
Location Selection and Survey
Graphics and Props Preparation
Clearance on Copyright Materials
Travel Planning
Production/Shooting on Location
ENG versus EFP
Setting Up
Sound and Light
Location Integrity
Maintaining Control
Backup Plans
Security
Dealing with the Public
Checklists
Recording
Rehearsing
Shooting (and Reshooting)
Wrapping Up
Summary
Postproduction: Editing It All Together
Technical Editing Basics
Log
Edit Decision List
Capture
Import
Trim
Sequence
Layer
Effects
Mix
Render
Distribute
Technical Concepts
Creative Editing Basics
Sequencing the Shots
Maintaining Continuity
Establishing a Story Line
Pacing
Adding Postproduction Value
Editing Sound
Summary
Video
Light, Lenses, Cameras, and Recorders
Video: The Process of Image Acquisition
Principles of Lens Operation
Lens Components
Video Cameras
Camera Basics
Camera Functions
Video Recorders
The Format Wars
Older Formats: Hi8, S-VHS, and 3/4-Inch SP
Standard Analog Videocassette Formats: Beta SP and MII
Digital Formats: D Series, Digital Betacam, Betacam SX, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, and Digital S
Digital Video Recorders
Time Code
Typical Control Functions
Typical Inputs
Typical Outputs
Onboard Decks
Meters
Warning Lights
Time Base Correctors
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Batteries
Recharging
Life Span
Proper Care
Tripods and Camera-Mounting Devices
Fluid Heads
Tripod Legs
Dollies
Cranes and Booms
Steadicam
Car Mounts
Aerial Mounts
Special Mounts
Miniature Cameras
Summary
Audio
Microphone Structure
Microphones and Audio-Recording Techniques
Dynamic Microphones
Condenser Elements
Sensitivity
Sound Sensitivity
Directional Sensitivity
Frequency Response
Impedance
Microphone Impedance
Overload
Other Factors
Selection and Placement
Choosing a Mic
Placing a Mic
Style
Handheld Microphones
Mounted Microphones
Lavaliere Microphones
Special Applications
Performance Microphones
Multiple-Application Microphones
Headset Microphones
Surface-Mount and Pressure-Zone Microphones
Wireless Microphones
Accessories
Mounts
Acoustic Filters and Windscreens
Audio Cables and Connectors
Balanced and Unbalanced Lines
Connectors and Adapters
Signal Loss in Audio Cable
Phase
Filters and Pads
Handheld Microphones
Camera-Mounted Microphones
Boom Microphones
Lavaliere Microphones
Wireless Microphones
Monitoring, Mic Pre's, Mixing, and Stereo
Monitoring
Microphone Preamplifiers
Mixing
Stereo
Summary
Light: Understanding and Controlling It
The Physical Properties of Light
What Is Light?
The Color of Light
The Direction and Size of a Light Source
The Quantity of Light
Creating Light
Light Emitters
Lighting Equipment
Basic Lighting Technique
The Starting Point: Exposure
The Art of Casting Shadows
Basic Theory
Formal Lighting
Natural Lighting
Light as an Editorial Tool
Summary
Budgeting and Pricing
ENG and EFP
Electronic News Gathering
Electronic Field Production
Creating an Accurate Budget
Line Costs
Budgeting for Smaller Projects
Budget Tracking
Computer Assistance
EFP Pricing Formula
Entry into the Video Marketplace
Leasing
Using the Web for Video
Being Realistic
Summary
Laws, Ethics, Copyrights, and Insurance
Defamation: Libel and Slander
Privacy versus the Right to Know
ENG: News Productions
EFP: Non-News Productions
Copyrights
Violations
Fair Use Rules
Permission
Piracy
Exclusivity
Bugs
Courtesies
Pool
Public Domain Materials
Copyright Guidelines for the Web
Protecting Your Work
Obtaining Protection
Alerting Others of Protection
Scope
Insurance
Comprehensive Liability
Equipment Loss or Damage
Rental Floaters
Restrictions
Other Coverage
Errors and Omissions
Workers' Compensation
Completion Guarantee Bond
Producers' Insurance Policies
Summary
New Trends and Technologies
Format Wars
Buying Equipment
Cameras
Editors
Monitors
Speakers
Digital TV
High-Definition TV
Streaming Video
A Cautionary Note
Summary
Glossary
Bibliography
Books
Periodicals and Web Sites
Format Guidelines for Screenplays
Format Guidelines for Two-Column Scripts
How to Format a Two-Column Script in Microsoft Word Using the "Tables" Tool
Storyboards
Analog Tape-to-Tape Video Editing
Index

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