Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Production is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments.

Assuming little prior knowledge, this book takes the reader on a guided tour around a studio or location production, examining the production process from conceptualisation to the final screening. It features:
· the latest advances in low cost non-linear editing and digital video
· coverage of studio and location work
· descriptions of the role of each crew member
· full explanations of technical terms
· health and safety precautions
· practical advice on the equipment available and how to use it

Basics of Video Production aims to provide the reader with a rapid understanding of what is actually a complex process, without getting too bogged down in technical terms. It is equipment non-specific and references to technical matters are only included where necessary to understanding. Much of what is contained in this book will be directly transferable to film and sound courses as the basics and principles are the same.

chapter 1|10 pages

Studio production

chapter 2|8 pages

The director's team

chapter 3|14 pages

The sound team

chapter 4|13 pages

The lighting team

chapter 5|6 pages

The camera team

chapter 6|7 pages

The vision mixer

chapter 7|4 pages

The engineering team

chapter 8|4 pages

The floor manager team

chapter 9|3 pages

The scenery team

chapter 10|3 pages

The wardrobe team

chapter 11|3 pages

The make-up team

chapter 12|9 pages

A little paperwork

chapter 13|8 pages

Single camera production

chapter 14|3 pages

The Director and PA on location

chapter 15|4 pages

Location lighting

chapter 16|7 pages

The location camera team

chapter 17|8 pages

The location sound team

chapter 18|6 pages

A little more paperwork

chapter 19|16 pages


chapter 20|6 pages

Audio post-production

chapter 21|2 pages

The future