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Television Field Production And Reporting

RRP $686.99

Television Field Production and Reporting provides a comprehensive introduction to the art of video storytelling. Endorsed by the National Press Photographers Association, this book focuses on the many techniques and tools available in today s digital landscape, including how drones and miniaturized technology can enrich the storytelling process. The new edition of Television Field Production and Reporting is an absolute must in this visually oriented, rapidly changing field. At its core, visual storytelling helps transmit information, expose people to one another, and capture and communicate a sense of experience in unforgettable ways. This edition reflects, through practitioners' eyes, how to achieve those goals and excel as a professional, whatever the medium at hand, even as changing technology revises the storyteller s toolkit. This edition emphasizes digital and emerging media, and includes new color photography relevant to contemporary visual storytelling and reporting. It also features important updates regarding digital media law which affect anyone who records and/or disseminates digital media content, whether in private, on television, the web, via social networking sites, or in commercial venues. The seventh edition of Television Field Production and Reporting stresses the mastery of innovative storytelling practices in video programming as far ranging as electronic press kits, multi-camera production, stylized programs, corporate video, raw documentaries, and real time cinema verite."


Sound Production

RRP $284.99

Sound Production introduces students to applying the processes of audio techniques within the sphere of media production. Presuming no prior technical knowledge, Andrew Lansley focuses on universal techniques that will work across all contemporary software and be of use to those needing to work with sound for radio, TV, film, videogames and websites.

The format of the text follows a simple structure broken down into three main parts:
Part 1: Theory & Technical Information -including a brief history of sound, basic audio theory- digital and biological, equipment and software
Part 2: Techniques & Processes - including recording, digitising and organising, editing, equalisation, dynamic processes, FX processes, mixing, fixing and mastering
Part 3: Industry Specific Applications & Exercises - including the radio, film/TV, web and gaming industries.

The book includes masterclasses from professionals in each field including amongst others:

  • BBC Wildlife audio producer and editor Peter Butler
  • Record Producer George Shilling, who has worked with artists such as Blur and James Brown
  • BBC Trails Editor Rob Champion
  • Grammy nominated producer, James Towler

It is supported by a continually updated companion website providing further source material and exercises.


Indie Film Production & Publicity

RRP $13.99

Did you ever see a fantastic movie and want to make your own to show an audience? Have you wondered how the film industry looks at theater, television, video-on-demand, lap tops, tablet computers, smart-phones? If you had your movie, how would you publicize it? What would make people want to watch it? How would you make that happen? This book will describe a the many forgotten basics of the movie making business and then show how the publicity machine really works. You have the ability to create a quality film piece and present it to a wide audience. It doesn't have to be a full time endeavor. Also, it doesn't have to be expensive. Today's technology allows for film making that anyone can afford. You just need to be guided through the right tools for you to succeed. That's what this book does. The business of film and movies is an art. Being an art, there are different slants of thought on the topic. Take this book as my slant and consider what is offered only a suggestion. I will not step on toes as I respect the art and the business of all film producers. The goal of this book is to have you be proud of your success and to be excited to tell me about it. I truly want to celebrate your new or next film. It's hard work that deserves to be shared to an audience.


Backstage At A Music Video

RRP $19.99

Each book is clearly written using simple sentences and familiar vocabulary. Brilliant color photos, fascinating sidebars, and user-friendly fact boxes, charts, and tables highlight key information in the text.Lights! Camera! Action! Get your backstage pass to the world of popular entertainment -- from The Simpsons to CNN to MTV -- in this exciting series that goes behind the scenes, introduces readers to cast and crew, and even teaches them how to talk shop like pros!


Food Production & Eating Habits From Around The World

RRP $534.99

This book brings together a selection of studies written by specialists from universities and/or research institutions from every continent. The processes of change in systems of production, commercialisation, and consumption of food, as well as the problems and nutritional habits analysed here, develop within the framework of the technological and socio-productive transformations experienced in many parts of the world as a consequence of the transition from traditional rural societies to the predominantly urban and industrial societies of our time. Many of these societies are affected by the fluctuations, questions, or socio-economic uncertainties caused principally by what is named globalisation. The authors involved in this volume are from a variety of backgrounds and their theoretical-analytical focuses regarding eating habits are quite diverse. However, independent of their different perspectives and scientific disciplines (Anthropology, Communication, Economy, Marketing, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology), all of these authors are united in their concerns regarding similar food processes and problems, such as the industrialisation of food production, junk food, fast food, eating disorders, overeating, obesity, the impacts of ideal body images on eating behaviours, lifestyles and feeding, anorexia, bulimia, organic foods, healthy foods, functional foods, and so on. Moreover, in a time shaped by a worldwide standardisation of eating habits, the search for identity, specificity, or distinction through the acquisition and consumption of foods is commonplace in many chapters of the book. Likewise, these chapters show a generalised interest on the negative effects of the advertising and communications media that often drive patterns of food consumption and provoke desires for ideals of beauty and body forms prejudicial to health. As the editor states in the preface, all this occurs in an ever more modernised and globalised world in which artificial procedures of the production of industrial foods that are quite opaque to the general public become increasingly widespread. In such a world, while people's concerns over the healthiness of foods increase, we are witnessing a non-stop expansion of markets for organic food, as well as the repeated manipulation of growing consumers' preferences for certain foodstuffs that they believe are healthy or have specific natural qualities. This manipulation frequently takes place through a variety of advertisements that announce a series of industrial foods as supposedly possessing these qualities. Obviously, a priority objective of these and other advertising strategies is to increase sales in the agro-alimentary sector in a context of obvious over-production and over-supply, which in turn is translated into the stimulation of food consumption. This would help explain such developments in the current consumer society, which is explored in further detail in many chapters of this book.



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