Directing Television: A Professional Survival Guide

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Bloomsbury Publishing, May 24, 2012 - Performing Arts - 209 pages
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Television is a demanding industry and at the centre of the creative process is the pivotal role of the director. Do you have the right skills to make quality programmes that resonate with audiences? Directing Television offers you a contemporary survival guide.

TV directors need a sense of vision, effective management of cast and crew, mentoring and problem solving skills and most importantly the ability to tell a visual story. See inside the everyday realtivies of TV programme making with this essential guide, written by a Nick Bamford a freelancer director and media trainer with over 25 years of experience of making every type of genre from studio work to outside broadcast.

Directing Television offers contemporary skiils in each process from pre-production, development, casting, contributors, locations, programme structure, equipment, call sheets, scripting drama, planning the shoot, the importance of screen grammar and camera basics, through to the final edit. It covers a range of programme styles: factual and reality TV, drama, observational docs, comedy and specialist programmes as well as case studies and `war stories' from real TV experience.

Benefit from professional advice and develop your creative directing skills today!

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About the author (2012)

Nick Bamford is Senior Lecturer in TV Production at Bournemouth Media School. He is now a freelance director/producer/writer with over 20 years experience of location work, studio and O.B. in everything from drama, through to documentaries, features and corporate work. He has worked for the BBC, Channel 4, RDF, Endemol, Talkback Thames and Mosaic Films and runs short courses for new directors.

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