A fully updated and revised new edition of this essential handbook for aspiring video makers with extensive new material on digital technology, production techniques, and YouTube
Comprehensive and user-friendly, this guide offers tips for all aspects of video production--from the first chapter on using a camera (if it doesn't go in easily, don't force it) to the chapter on distribution (no matter what happens, always hold onto your master). All the elements of video production are covered: camera operation, scriptwriting, composition, budgeting, pre-production planning, lighting and sound recording, interview techniques, field production and studio shoots, digital editing, digital postproduction techniques, video streaming, and other forms of online distribution. This edition has been fully revised and updated to cover developments in technology, promotion, and distribution. With tips from more than 120 experienced video teachers from around the world, this""is the best handbook available for learning the basics of video making. It is an ideal guide for students, and for anyone who has a flip camera burning a hole in their pocket and aspirations to become the next hot new director.