The Television Handbook

Author: Patricia Holland
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415212823
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

The Film Handbook

Author: Mark de Valk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113650852X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Film Handbook examines the current state of filmmaking and how film language, technique and aesthetics are being utilised for today’s ‘digital film’ productions. It reflects on how critical analysis’ of film underpins practice and story, and how developing an autonomous ‘vision’ will best aid student creativity. The Film Handbook offers practical guidance on a range of traditional and independent ‘guerrilla’ film production methods, from developing script ideas and the logistics of planning the shoot to cinematography, sound and directing practices. Film professionals share advice of their creative and practical experiences shooting both on digital and film forms. The Film Handbook relates theory to the filmmaking process and includes: • documentary, narrative and experimental forms, including deliberations on ‘reading the screen’, genre, mise-en-scène, montage, and sound design • new technologies of film production and independent distribution, digital and multi-film formats utilised for indie filmmakers and professional dramas, sound design and music • the short film form, theories of transgressive and independent ‘guerrilla’ filmmaking, the avant-garde and experimental as a means of creative expression • preparing to work in the film industry, development of specialisms as director, producer, cinematographer, editor, and the presentation of creative work.

The Documentary Handbook

Author: Peter Lee-Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135270147
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'The Documentary Handbook is mandatory reading for those who want a critical understanding of the place of factual formats in today’s exploding television and media industry, as well as expert guidance in complex craft skills in order to fully participate. The practical advice and wisdom here is second to none.' – Tony Steyger, Principal Lecturer, Southampton Solent University, UK The Documentary Handbook is a critical introduction to the documentary film, its theory and changing practices. The book charts the evolution of documentary from screen art to core television genre, its metamorphosis into many different types of factual TV programme and its current emergence in forms of new media. It analyses those pathways and the transformation of means of production through economic, technical and editorial changes. The Documentary Handbook explains the documentary process, skills and job specifications for everyone from industry entrants to senior personnel, and shows how the industrial evolution of television has relocated the powers and principles of decision-making. Through the use of professional Expert Briefings it gives practical pointers about programme-making, from research, developing and pitching programme ideas to their production and delivery through a fast-evolving multi-platform universe.

The Alternative Media Handbook

Author: Kate Coyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113675573X
Format: PDF
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This book offers an overview of global alternative media activity, before moving on to provide information about alternative media production and how to get involved in it.

Documentary Media

Author: Broderick Fox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317195183
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In a digital moment where both the democratizing and totalitarian possibilities of media are unprecedented, the need for complex, ethical, and imaginative documentary media—for you, the reader of this book to think, question, and create—is vital. Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned practitioner, an activist or community leader, a student or scholar, or simply a curious audience member, author Broderick Fox opens up documentary media, its changing forms, and diversifying social functions to readers in a manner that is at once rigorous, absorbing, and practical. This new edition updates and further explores the various histories, ideas, and cultural debates that surround and shape documentary practice today. Each chapter engages readers by challenging traditional assumptions, posing critical and creative questions, and offering up innovative historical and contemporary examples. Additionally, each chapter closes with an "Into Practice" section that provides analysis and development exercises and hands-on projects that will assist you in generating a full project prospectus, promotional trailer, and web presence for your own documentary.

The Media Student s Book

Author: Gill Branston
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415256100
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive introduction for students of media studies, this third edition of The Media Student's Book has been thoroughly revised and updated in response to feedback from lecturers using the second edition, and now focuses on the higher education syllabus more than ever before.It covers all the key topics encountered at undergraduate level and provides a detailed and clear guide to concepts and debates. Key features include:* think points and discussion points to get students really engaging with the topics* lists of useful web sites, resource centres and suggestions for further reading to encourage additional study* follow-up activities and essay questions which can be used to set tutorial work*marginal terms, definitions and cross references to provide clear explanations of key concepts and complex theories* case studies throughout taken from advertising, films, radio, television, newspapers, magazines, photography and the Internet to ensure students are exposed to a rich range of media forms.Including a glossary of key terms for quick reference and revision, this third edition will be used by lecturers as a flexible teaching resource and by students to aid independent study.

The Radio Drama Handbook

Author: Richard J. Hand
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441187421
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Radio Drama Handbook combines both theory and practice to lead, stepwise, to a full understanding of radio drama form. Broken down into two large sections, the first gives the reader an overview of English language radio drama in the US and UK and explains a variety of approaches to how radio can be understood to function as a dramatic and performative medium. The second section puts the academic groundwork into practice by leading the reader through the process of developing and creating a radio script and gives an understanding of the unique techniques demanded in radio performance skills. With a wide selection of case studies and practical exercises to make the book engaging and, above all, useful, the authors analyze War of the Worlds, We're Alive: A Story of Survival, and The Terrifying Tale of Sweeney Todd! Each section will be accompanied by practical exercises and suggested activities. Practice oriented and teacher/student friendly, this handbook is sure to become the new standard for all radio drama courses.

The Oxford handbook of film and media studies

Author: Robert Kolker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195175967
Format: PDF
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The Oxford Handbooks are a major new cross-disciplinary initiative from Oxford University Press. Each volume offers a state-of-the-art survey of current thinking and research. Specially commissioned, original essays from leading international figures give critical examination to the progress and direction of debates in vital areas of scholarship. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with a valuable new tool for understanding a wide range of scholarly approaches toward subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studiesi is a major new reference work that provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on the intersection of film and media studies available. Comprised of twenty chapters by leading scholars and industry professionals, this expansive collection yields unique, fresh perspectives on a vast array of topics across these two vibrant fields. Covering film and media in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, this wide-ranging compendium surveys such topics as the changing concept of "realism" in film, the European political documentary, genre theory, and more. Also exploring recent developments in media studies, with special attention to new media, the Handbook features chapters that thoroughly examine topics as diverse as copyright, globalization, television programming, video game genres, the ideologies of media, and movie-going in India. Comprehensive, current, and in-depth--The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies combines cutting-edge scholarship on cinema and media in their many forms to present an authoritative assessment of developments in the U.S. and abroad.

The Photography Handbook

Author: Terence Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136411852
Format: PDF, ePub
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This text provides an introduction to the principles of photographic practice and theory. It also explores the history of lens-based picture making and examines the medium's characteristics, scope and limitations.