Fundamentals of Television Production (2nd Edition)

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9780205462322: Fundamentals of Television Production (2nd Edition)

With a comprehensive approach to TV production, Fundamentals of Television Production balances a discussion of basic "how-to" and "hardware" against a discussion of aesthetics, writing, performance, directing, producing and other important skills.

 

Fundamentals of Television Production makes the basic technical concepts of television easy to understand, while "Tech Manuals" provide more detailed technological information. Beginning with an overview that walks the reader through three types of production, the book moves on to comprehensively cover everything from camera composition, scriptwriting, and television announcing and performance to production design and producing. Throughout, the role of aesthetic consideration in communicating mood and meaning is a constant theme.

 

While the authors stress the importance of hands-on experience, they also underscore the importance of pre-production planning throughout the text, noting that most productions should only involve the execution of plans formed well in advance.  The book’s readability, made even more understandable by the use of examples from popular TV programs and motion pictures, represents an approach to TV production teaching perfected over the authors’ combined century of experience in the classroom and studio.

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Fundamentals of Television Production, 2/e

 

Ralph Donald, Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville

Riley Maynard, Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville

Thomas Spann, University of Nebraska

 

 

 

With a comprehensive approach to TV production, Fundamentals of Television Production balances a discussion of basic "how to" and "hardware" against a discussion of aesthetics, writing, performance, directing, producing and other important skills.

 

Aimed at college undergraduate students taking beginning and intermediate television production courses, Fundamentals of Television Production makes the basic technical concepts of television easy to understand. For more rigorous programs, “Tech Manuals” provide more detailed technological information. The text begins with an overview that walks students through three types of production, then goes on to comprehensively cover everything from camera operation, shot composition, scriptwriting and television performance to production design and producing. Throughout, the role of aesthetic consideration in communicating mood and meaning is a constant theme.

 

 

Features:

  • A blend of aesthetics and practical “how-to” advice teaches the art of, as well as the skills involved in, professional production.
  • Tech Manuals at the end of chapters provide technical explanations of the workings of television for those who want a more in-depth examination.
  • More than 500 pictures and illustrations provide clear examples that assist the student in understanding the material.  
  • Word lists at the end of each chapter review newly introduced vocabulary terms.
  • An Overview and Tour chapter takes students through the preproduction, production and postproduction phases of three different types of production.

 

About the Author:

Ralph Donald is a professor and chair of the Department of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Thomas Spann is and associate professor in the Department of Braodcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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