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Television production: technical & background skills

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So You Want to Direct TV?

So You Want to Direct TV?

Author: Jacob Pinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

Becoming a TV director is nothing like other professions. There is no road map. Traditionally, the only way to break in was through access to a powerful mentor to show you the way ... until now! This book of interviews with working TV directors provides 16 mentors who show you exactly how they did it. No two stories are exactly alike. These deeply personal interviews are honest and insightful in-depth portraits of a diverse range of successful women and men. For the first time in the 100-plus year history of the entertainment industry there are increasing opportunities to rise into the director's chair. This book reflects the hope and promise of a new era. Half of the directors interviewed are women, and half men. Together they represent a broadly diverse group. Open the cover and discover the mentor you deserve.

Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Author: John Jackman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

This book gives a comprehensive overview of lighting equipment and techniques for digital production. Suitable for either beginners or more advanced users, the fully updated fourth edition covers human sight vs. film or video, the basic issues of contrast and exposure, with explanation of how exposure of digital video differs from analog video or film, electrical connectors, requirements, electrical load management, safety issues, and the latest LED systems. A variety of basic lighting setups for different situations are explained, with clear diagrams and photos showing the look of each approach. Techniques for shooting in available light and dealing with color problems in mixed lighting situations is examined. More advanced film-style lighting is covered, especially techniques in creating a convincing realistic look. A special section deals with solutions to common problems, ranging from reflections on glasses and dealing with white walls, to lighting very light-skinned and very dark-skinned subjects in the same shot. Special lighting situations, such as lighting night scenes or bluescreen sets, are covered in detail, with studio lighting covered in a dedicated separate chapter. The book is also peppered with anecdotes and trivia about lighting techniques and the lighting trade. It is the ideal text for both beginners studying lighting and cinematography, as well as more advanced practitioners.

Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Author: John Jackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

This book gives a comprehensive overview of lighting equipment and techniques for digital production. Suitable for either beginners or more advanced users, the fully updated fourth edition covers human sight vs. film or video, the basic issues of contrast and exposure, with explanation of how exposure of digital video differs from analog video or film, electrical connectors, requirements, electrical load management, safety issues, and the latest LED systems. A variety of basic lighting setups for different situations are explained, with clear diagrams and photos showing the look of each approach. Techniques for shooting in available light and dealing with color problems in mixed lighting situations is examined. More advanced film-style lighting is covered, especially techniques in creating a convincing realistic look. A special section deals with solutions to common problems, ranging from reflections on glasses and dealing with white walls, to lighting very light-skinned and very dark-skinned subjects in the same shot. Special lighting situations, such as lighting night scenes or bluescreen sets, are covered in detail, with studio lighting covered in a dedicated separate chapter. The book is also peppered with anecdotes and trivia about lighting techniques and the lighting trade. It is the ideal text for both beginners studying lighting and cinematography, as well as more advanced practitioners.

Rod Serling And The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling And The Twilight Zone

Author: Douglas Brode, Carol Serling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2020

The Art of Game of Thrones

The Art of Game of Thrones

Author: Insight Editions Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Filled with gorgeous illustrations and artwork from HBO's hit series, The Art of Game of Thrones is the definitive Game of Thrones art collection. The official collection of behind the scenes concept art and production design from HBO's landmark TV show Game of Thrones. Learn how BAFTA and Emmy award-winning production designer Deborah Riley and her team brought to life the iconic locations of Westeros and beyond. One of 4 comprehensive and officially licensed Game of Thrones retrospective books from HarperVoyager. * UNMATCHED DEPTH - 432 pages of concept art, sketches, and production design images covering Game of Thrones seasons 1-8. * DETAILED REVELATIONS - Comprehensive behind the scenes details covering the design of iconic locations such as King's Landing, Winterfell, Dragonstone, and Castle Black. * CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE CREATORS - Authored by production designer Deborah Riley and including an exclusive foreword from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and preface from Emmy Award-winning production designer Gemma Jackson. * A PRESTIGE COFFEE TABLE BOOK - Deluxe 9.75 x 13 inch format. * A SOUGHT-AFTER GIFT FOR FANS - Released in time for the holiday season, this is the perfect Game of Thrones gift for fans and collectors.

The Photography of Game of Thrones

The Photography of Game of Thrones

Author: Helen Sloan, Michael Kogge, David Benioff, D. B. Weiss Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Enter the world of HBO's global television phenomenon Game of Thrones with The Photography of Game of Thrones - the definitive photographic collection from the set of the hit series. Witness how official unit stills photographer and Nikon ambassador Helen Sloan and the unit photography team selected 850 incredible images from the production of HBO's legendary series Game of Thrones, including candid, never-before-seen images of cast and crew. Enjoy exclusive access and images directly from the set as George R.R. Martin's world of Westeros was translated to the TV screen. One of 4 comprehensive and officially licensed Game of Thrones retrospective books from HarperVoyager. * UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS - 416 pages of images, details, and anecdotes covering Game of Thrones seasons 1-8. * EXCLUSIVE IMAGES - Curated from an archive of 1.5 million photos. Enjoy over 850 hand-selected images direct from the set. * UNSEEN MOMENTS - View legendary characters such as Tyrion, Daenerys, Cersei, Jaime, Brienne, and Jon Snow uniquely captured through Helen Sloan's lens. * HEAR FROM THE SHOW'S CREATORS - Features an exclusive foreword from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. * A PRESTIGE COFFEE TABLE BOOK - Deluxe 9.75 x 13 inch format. * A HIGHLY DESIRABLE GIFT FOR FANS - Released in time for the holiday season, this is the perfect gift for Game of Thrones fans.

Game of Thrones: The Costumes

Game of Thrones: The Costumes

Author: Michele Clapton, Gina McIntyre, David Benioff, D. B. Weiss Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Discover the secrets behind creating the costumes for HBO's Game of Thrones in this definitive guide. The official guide to the complete costumes of HBO's landmark television series Game of Thrones. Discover how BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Michele Clapton dressed the heroes and villains of Westeros and beyond, including Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, and Arya Stark. One of 4 comprehensive and officially licensed Game of Thrones retrospective books from HarperVoyager. * CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED - '...peruse the best of the robes, gowns, coats, and suits of armor that made up the rich fabric of Westeros in Game of Thrones: The Costumes' Vanity Fair * LEARN HOW COSTUMES DEFINED CHARACTERS - 440 pages of in-depth interviews and commentary on how costume design helped convey the evolution of George R.R. Martin's beloved characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark, and Brienne of Tarth. * SEE EXCLUSIVE IMAGES AND DESIGNS - Over 1,000 exclusive and rarely seen images including Michele Clapton's designs and original concept sketches. * HEAR FROM THE SHOW'S CREATORS - Features an exclusive foreword from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. * AN EYECATCHING COFFEE TABLE BOOK - Deluxe 9.75 x 13 inch format. * A PERFECT GIFT FOR GAME OF THRONES FANS - Perfectly timed for the holiday season, this gift will be cherished for a lifetime.

Screens Producing & Media Operations

Screens Producing & Media Operations

Author: Laura Frank Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Media servers have established themselves as the dominant video playback tool for live events; however, the practice of delivering content to these systems and the structure of the media operations team is still evolving. This book outlines a workflow for video content delivery and describes team communication that can be applied to any entertainment production including: television specials, concert touring, corporate events, theater, as well as special events, film, large audience marketing events, and multi-screen permanent installations. This workflow is hardware and software independent, designed to evolve with future technologies as they become established in the field of multi-screen production, and has been proven professionally by the author and her peers over a decade of productions. The methodology presented will provide insights beneficial to students and current practitioners of media server technology, screens producers, and video content developers. Using real world examples of internationally recognized productions, a foundation is laid for best practices in Media Operations. Additional content, including full-color versions of the images inside the book, is available online.

Screens Producing & Media Operations

Screens Producing & Media Operations

Author: Laura Frank Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Media servers have established themselves as the dominant video playback tool for live events; however, the practice of delivering content to these systems and the structure of the media operations team is still evolving. This book outlines a workflow for video content delivery and describes team communication that can be applied to any entertainment production including: television specials, concert touring, corporate events, theater, as well as special events, film, large audience marketing events, and multi-screen permanent installations. This workflow is hardware and software independent, designed to evolve with future technologies as they become established in the field of multi-screen production, and has been proven professionally by the author and her peers over a decade of productions. The methodology presented will provide insights beneficial to students and current practitioners of media server technology, screens producers, and video content developers. Using real world examples of internationally recognized productions, a foundation is laid for best practices in Media Operations. Additional content, including full-color versions of the images inside the book, is available online.

Game of Thrones: The Storyboards

Game of Thrones: The Storyboards

Author: Michael Kogge Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Go behind the scenes of HBO's global television phenomenon with Game of Thrones: The Storyboards - an official collection featuring striking storyboard art. Go behind the scenes of HBO's global television phenomenon with Game of Thrones: The Storyboards - an official collection featuring striking storyboard art. In this exceptional art collection, Game of Thrones storyboard artist William Simpson shares the brilliant work that is an integral part of assembling each episode of the award-winning series. This gorgeous book features a unique behind-the-scenes look into pivotal moments and early conceptual art from Game of Thrones. Curated from Simpson's extensive archive, this revealing collection represents the exemplary artistic development involved in one of the most visually dynamic shows on television. Game of Thrones: The Storyboards is the definitive compendium of storyboards for this hit series and captures the impressive scope of its rich development and artistry. This unique collection is housed in a finely crafted, deluxe slipcase and is a must-have for all fans of this breathtaking show.

The Art and Making of The Handmaid's Tale

The Art and Making of The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Andrea Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2019

Explore the terrifying world of Gilead with this behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy award-winning show The Handmaid's Tale. The hotly anticipated debut of The Handmaid's Tale-Hulu's groundbreaking show based on Margaret Atwood's best-selling novel-drew a wide audience and rave reviews. Now, this comprehensive book details the process of bringing the story to the small screen with exclusive cast and crew interviews, backstage and set photography, concept art, costume design, and more. Dive deep into the world of the show's dystopian future as interviews with the show's cast and creators provide insight into the inspiration behind the characters, settings, and themes, as well as it's parallels to the real-world political climate. Showcasing striking visuals and insightful commentary, The Making of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale is the definitive exploration of one of television's most critically acclaimed shows.

Television Development

Television Development

Author: Bob (UCLA, USA) Levy Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2019

Development is a large and central part of the American TV industry, and yet the details of how it works - who makes development decisions and why, where ideas for new shows come from, even basics like the differences between what TV studios and TV networks do - remain elusive to many. In this book, lecturer and acclaimed television producer Bob Levy offers a detailed introduction to television development, the process by which the Hollywood TV industry creates new scripted series. Written both for students and industry professionals, Television Development serves as a comprehensive introduction to all facets of the development process: the terminology, timelines, personnel and industrial processes that take a new TV project from idea to pitch to script to pilot to series. In addition to describing these processes, Levy also examines creative strategies for successful development, and teaches readers how to apply these strategies to their own careers and speak the language of development across all forms of visual storytelling. Written by the renowned producer responsible for developing and executive producing Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, Television Development is an essential starting point for students, executives, agents, producers, directors and writers to learn how new series are created. Accompanying online material includes sample pitches, pilot scripts, and other development documents. A companion website for the book is available here: https://www.tvboblevy.com/