Single-Camera Video Production (Media Manuals)
|Rating||:||4.22 (689 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||232 Pages|
Uneven The fact that a book has reached its fourth edition usually means it has some merit that readers have found useful. If that's the case with this book, it's a mystery to me how the book ever got out of the first edition.First of all, the title "Single-Camera Video Production" led me to believe that the book's focus is on how to do everything for a video production using a single camera. For the bulk of the book, that's not what it's about. It's really a general book about using a video camera. (One section even illustrates using 5 cameras--rehearsing and preparing talent!)Second, the illustrations are terrible. They look like they were done by. "Good style but flawed by inaccurate info" according to Lonnie Juli. Mr. Musburger tackles a very wide range of information in a comfortable and easy to read style. He peppers his text with interesting tidbits about TV production and technology and covers a lot of ground.There are some unfortunate factual errors in this edition (I have not read earlier editions). Focal Press should improve their editing process and attempt to have more industry experts read books like this before going to press.All in all this is a good overview for someone starting out in video production as long as they continue to seek out other information from various sources. Instructors in the field can furnish errata for their students. Very useful Musberger is a great book if you're serious about the craft of shooting. The book is written by a pro for pros and those who would like to be. The style is spare, precise, and clear. There is little flair in the book, but if you want to get better at shooting the information is here and well-explained. While the title is "single-camera", most of the information applies in almost any video shooting situation.
Single-camera Video Production, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive yet succinct guide to single-camera video production. In addition, this manual will train you to integrate technique, equipment, and creative concerns within the production process-from preproduction planning through final editing.This new edition contains more in-depth information about the transition from analog to digital video production and includes the latest information on digital video and HD. Single-camera Video Production, Fourth Edition clearly explains the technology and the equipment of video production and details step-by-step the professional-level techniques that can be applied to any type of production or budget. Written as part of the Focal Press Media Manual series, each page of this helpful guide covers a specific issue in video production and is accompanied by at least one illustration or diagram to further develop the your understanding of the topic.. It includes expanded coverage of nonlinear editing techniques and features a new organization that follows the actual shooting process more closely
Musburger's Single Camera Video Production, now in its fourth edition, faithfully sticks to this format, with surprising clarity for a complex technologyWhat is really good about this manual is that it explains every aspect of production and every role on set, but also how they dovetail to support each otherThis is a manual that as the name suggests, you should keep close at hand. "The Focal Press Media Manual series sets out to deliver practical advice, technical know-how and practical skills in a direct, no-nonsense way, without information overload, making sure the essentials are all well-c