The Television Handbook provides a critical introduction to both the theory and practice of the television industry. Patricia Holland considers the history and structure of British television and, at a time of rapid change, she explores the implications of the digital revolution.
The Television Handbook offers practical advice on many aspects of programme-making from commissioning through to the post production process. The book brings together a wide range of information on all aspects of television and includes interviews with industry figures such as Tony Garnett and Phil Redmond and with innovative producers, directors and commissioning editors.
The Television Handbook bridges the gap between theory and practice. In this new edition, Patricia Holland discusses important genres and concepts such as narrative, documentary and news. Newly updated chapters from James Curran, Tony Dowmunt and Robin Small consider television journalism, access programming and production management. A new chapter provides a critical introduction to television studies and media theory.
The Television Handbook includes:
* Interviews with directors, editors, producers and trainees
* Updated and illustrated advice on camera, sound and editing practice
* Advice on courses and funding for independent production
* A revised glossary of specialist terms
* A comprehensive list of key texts and television programmes
1. On television practice and television studies 2. Studying television 3. The landscape of television in the UK 4. Television from the practitioner's perspective 5. Production techniques: the visual dimension 6. Lighting and the cinematographer 7. Production techniques: sound 8. Post-production processes: editing 9. Post-production processes: sound and graphics 10. Narrative television 11. Everyday television 12. Documentary and Factual Television 13. News politics and television as information 14. Television and the public sphere 15. Education, training and getting into the industry, 16. 'A training in ideas?' 17. The commissioning process 18. Changing technologies 19. Television in the new century Glossary Magazines and Journals Directories and other useful publications Organisations Bibliography Programme references Index