DV 101: A Hands-on Guide for Business, Government & Educators

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Peachpit Press, 2005 - Computers - 232 pages
Corporations, government offices, and academic institutions have long used video to educate and inform. The only thing that's changed is the people who are producing them: With low-priced equipment and easy-to-use software flooding the market, now you're the person behind the camera, not some high-priced video specialist! This is the guide for you, then-and all of the other nonprofessionals who've been called upon to produce top-quality videos. Long on essentials-like where to place the camera, how to connect microphones, and which font to use in titles-and short on theory, this guide focuses instead on the simple steps and best practices needed to produce great videos. Veteran author Jan Ozer gives you the lowdown on shooting, audio, and lighting before describing the workflow and procedures involved in converting raw DV footage to streaming video and DVDs, and distributing the final product. For software-specific guidance, you can purchase downloadable PDF workbooks that use the book's projects to walk you through the production process.

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Creating Vour Shot List
Setting the Sceneexecutive Briefing
Capturing HighQuality Audio

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About the author (2005)

Jan Ozer has worked with digital video since 1990, originally as VP of Marketing for Iterated Systems, a video compression developer, and thereafter as contributing editor to "PC Magazine" and "E-Media." Since then, Jan has written three books on digital video and has instructed two- and three- day video compression seminars, most recently for the University of Wisconsin.

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