Cengage Advantage Books: Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age 2nd Edition
Ronald J. Osgood | M. Joseph Hinshaw
ISBN-13: 9781285081663 | ISBN-10: 1285081668
© 2014 | Published |  368  Pages
Previous Editions: 9780534637927

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VISUAL STORYTELLING: VIDEOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE SECOND EDITION combines a thorough exploration of essential storytelling concepts with detailed instruction in practical technical skills. Without limiting its focus to a particular range of equipment, applications, or technology, this engaging text covers the key concepts, aesthetics, and techniques of single-camera field production and post production, and includes real-life stories and suggestions from working professionals. The accompanying website illustrates and expands on text concepts with pedagogically sound interactive learning modules as well as the capability to download high definition video footage for editing exercises.

    1. Visual Storytelling.
    2. Preproduction.
    3. Legal and Ethical Issues.
    4. From Lighting to Electrical Energy: Creating and Storing Media.
    5. Composition.
    6. Audio in the Field.
    7. Lighting in the Field.
    8. The Aesthetics of Editing.
    9. Post Production.
    10. The Sound Track.
    11. Graphics and Effects.
    12. Output.

    • Special features such as Story Challenges in each chapter; more than 200 unique photos and figures created specifically for this book; bolded key terms; and a thorough glossary all make the text more appealing and engaging while supporting effective learning.
    • Dedicated chapters on legal concerns, the soundtrack, graphics and output provide vital, very specific guidance on key aspects of effective visual storytelling that are often neglected in other texts, making it easy to teach these essential skills and prepare students for successful work.
    • A strong focus on the aesthetics, concepts, and techniques of visual storytelling, rather than any specific technology, provides a solid foundation in essential skills students can apply while using a variety of different equipment and applications, as well as developing their individual style.
    • Integrated throughout the text, real-life stories from working professionals and their practical tips and suggestions help students explore and enhance their own visual storytelling work.
    • An accompanying website contains interactive modules to illustrate key concepts, as well as the capability to download high definition video footage for editing exercises.
    • The second edition has been updated to follow the advances in the industry and now includes new information about tapeless acquisition and workflow.
    • Introductory Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and digital cinema coverage has been included in the second edition.
    • Pedagogical photos have been updated and revised to remain current with the industry.
    • More focus on aesthetics, concepts, and techniques of visual storytelling than alternatives on the market and limits references to specific technology equipment.
    • Over 200 photos and figures skillfully illustrate the concepts discussed.
    • Concrete video and audio examples illustrate the fundamental techniques discussed throughout the text.
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  • Ron Osgood is a Professor Emeritus at Indiana University in Bloomington and a documentary filmmaker. He is a Vietnam War veteran and had held positions in media management and production before moving to Indiana University in 1987. Professor Osgood has received multiple teaching awards and numerous project grants from Indiana University and other agencies. His work has been broadcast on network and satellite channels, selected for screening at film festivals and distributed both nationally and internationally. His awards include a Regional Emmy, Telly Video, Media Communications Association (MCA-I) Silver Reel, Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence and the Pop Culture Association Documentary Award.

    M. Joseph Hinshaw is an associate professor in the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) at James Madison University. Prior to SMAD, Hinshaw taught at the University of Oklahoma, winning the Gaylord College Distinguished Teaching Award. Before his academic career, Hinshaw worked at a PBS station and a production company in the Washington, D.C. market. He edited and shot a monthly syndicated show--seen on more than 100 PBS and commercial television stations--that won a local Emmy for best informational program. Hinshaw has won numerous awards for his production work from groups such as the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and the Media Communications Association (MCA-I). Also, he earned the prestigious Best of Festival and other awards from the BEA for his creative works related to teaching video production.