Whether you're a beginner or a working professional, shooting for fun or profit, The Essential Digital Video Handbook will help you become a better writer, producer, director, photographer and editor, achieving results that will wow your audience, whether they're gathered in the family room or the corporate boardroom.
You'll learn how to pick equipment to match your needs and how to identify projects for fun or profit. You'll learn to plan, prepare, budget and avoid common and costly mistakes. You'll learn to visualize and script better stories. The Essential Digital Video Handbook will take you on location, offering tips and tricks for improving your lighting, sound recording and camera work. You'll learn to frame more compelling shots, to shoot logical sequences, to set up special effects, to shoot fights and even mouth-watering food shots. Finally The Essential Digital Video Handbook will walk you through the edit; sharing tips on achieving professional quality results by understanding and exploiting our visual language both by following the rules and breaking them with style and confidence. You'll even learn to sound like a professional, understanding and speaking the language of the business!
While many books narrowly focus on today's hot edit system or this month's favorite camera, author Peter May uses lessons learned over a quarter century in the television business to drill down to the important stuff, the principles that don't change, the method behind making videos that document, entertain, train, motivate, persuade, satisfy and even make money!