Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People (Paperback)

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Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People (Paperback)


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Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People introduces film students, actors, producers and other nontechnical film people to the technical aspects that everyone working on a film set should know. Author Drew Campbell is a lighting and sound designer for Universal Studios who started out in theater and who was struck by the complex technical procedures and idiosyncratic expressions that he encountered on his first weeks on the set. Topics explained:

Who does what on a film set: the roles of technical and non-technical team members

Seeing a script: turning a story into a storyboard and then into a production

Shooting on film or video: when each format is best used

The parts of a camera: how it functions and how actors can best cooperate with it

Sound: the process of recording and editing

Shooting: the geography and schedule of a set and "getting the shot"

Postproduction: editing, continuity, and the dailies
Drew Campbell has been in the entertainment business as a stage technician, designer, film lighting technician, director, and teacher for more than thirty years. He has run his own business as an industrial videographer and editor, has worked backstage on hundreds of productions, including drama, opera, dance, fashion shows, conventions, horse shows, and athletic events and has taught at San Francisco State University for seven years. He is the author of Technical Films and Television for Nontechnical People (Allworth) and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9781581152296
ISBN-10: 1581152299
Publisher: Allworth
Publication Date: June 1st, 2002
Pages: 256
Language: English