Video camera techniques / Gerald Millerson
- Millerson, Gerald
- Oxford : Focal, 1994.
- 2nd ed.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (175 pages).
- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Video cameras -- Meet your camera -- Camera systems -- Creating the picture -- The camera lens -- The viewfinder -- Small-format cameras -- Portable/lightweight cameras -- Studio cameras -- Hand holding the camera -- The mounting head -- The camera tripod -- The pedestal -- Jibs and cranes -- Adjusting the lens aperature -- Controlling exposure -- Focusing : the principles -- Focusing : the problems -- Depth of field in practice -- Focal length and lens angle -- Varying the lens angle -- Lens angle and perspective -- Why change the lens angle? -- Lens angle problems -- The zoom lens -- Zoom lens problems -- Automatic controls -- Classifying shots -- Basic shots of people -- Unkind shots -- Long shots -- Medium shots -- Close shots -- Calculating shots -- The picture frame -- Framing the shot -- Reframing -- The basics of composition -- Practical composition -- Composing in depth -- Concentrating attention -- Inappropriate shots -- Problem shots -- Changing camera height -- High shots -- Low shots -- Dolly shots -- Trucking and arcing -- Developing shots -- Camera movement -- In the field : single camera -- Videotaping -- Light and lighting -- Remotes : multi-camera team -- Studio production -- Ready for rehearsal -- Checking the studio -- Camera guides -- In action -- The director relies on you -- Lining up your shots -- Matching shots -- Shooting unrehearsed action -- Problems during the show helping the talent -- Helping lighting treatment -- Helping sound treatment -- The switcher and the camera -- Shooting graphics -- Shooting people -- Shooting demonstrations -- Shooting the pianst -- Shooting instrumentalists -- Filters and effects -- All done by mirrors -- Camera care -- Practice makes perfect -- Further reading -- Glossary.
- Video Camera Techniques is an ideal starter guide for anyone owning a camcorder, newcomers to the field of broadcast or corporate video-making, or students who all wish to make videos to professional standards. Written in Gerald Millserson's easy to understand style, this step by step guide will help you to master the operation of your camera and quickly develop your own style and imaginative skills. This new edition now covers the latest types of video camera and gives guidance on camera handling and picture making form basics to advanced techniques. Gerald Millerson's books on video and television have long been acknowledged as among the best ever published. For more in-depth coverage of all aspects of video production his highly acclaimed Video Production Handbook is the definitive work on the subject. He is the author of two other titles in the Media Manuals series - Lighting for Video and Effective TV Production. His other books published by Focal Press are The Technique of TV Production (now in its 12th edition), The Techniques of Lighting for TV and Film and TV Scenic Design Handbook.
- Other Subject(s):
9781136049941 (e-book ; PDF)
9781136049897 (e-book ; Mobi)
- Digital File Characteristics:
- text file
- Previous edition: 1983.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Copyright Note:
- Copyright © Focal Press 1994 1994
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