Table of contents for Single-camera video production / Robert B. Musburger.


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INTRODUCTION                                   xi
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                               xiii

               THE TECHNOLOGY
THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY                 2
LIMITATIONS OF EQUIPMENT                     4
THE AUDIO SIGNAL: FREQUENCY                  6
THE AUDIO SIGNAL: AMPLITUDE                  8
MEASURING AUDIO                               10
THE VIDEO SIGNAL                              12
THE SCANNING SYSTEM                           14
THE SYNCHRONIZATION PROCESS                   16
COLOR VIDEO                                   18
MEASURING VIDEO                               20
DIGITAL SIGNAL STANDARDS                      22

                THE EQUIPMENT
BACKGROUND                                    26
THE IMAGE SOURCE: TUBES AND CHIPS             28
LIGHT GATHERING                               30
FOCUS AND APERTURE                            32
DEPTH OF FIELD                                34
VIEWFINDER AND ACCESSORIES                    36
CAMERA CONTROLS I                             38
CAMERA CONTROLS II                            40
CAMERA SUPPORTS: TRIPODS                      42
OTHER CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEMS                  44
HAND-HOLDING THE CAMERA                        46
ANALOG VIDEO RECORDING                         48
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING                        50
VIDEOTAPE STOCK                                52
VIDEOCASSETTE RECORDER OPERATION               54
CONNECTORS, PLUGS, AND JACKS I: POWER AND AUDIO 56
CONNECTORS, PLUGS, AND JACKS II: VIDEO      58
CONNECTORS, PLUGS, AND JACKS III: DIGITAL   60
CONNECTOR PANEL: CONSUMER MODEL RECORDERS   62
CONNECTOR PANEL: PROFESSIONAL MODEL RECORDERS  64
CONNECTOR PANEL: SEPARATE AND ATTACHED UNITS   66
AUDIO: CABLES AND CONNECTORS                   68






MICROPHONE TYPES                                70
MICROPHONE PICKUP PATTERNS                      72
MICROPHONE MOUNTING                             74
AUDIO RECORDING CONSIDERATIONS                  76
LIGHTING INSTRUMENTS                            78
CONTROLLING AND POWERING LIGHT                  80
COLOR TEMPERATURE                               82
MEASURING LIGHT INTENSITY                       84

  THE PRODUCTION PROCESS: PREPRODUCTION
PREPRODUCTION PLANNING I                        88
PREPRODUCTION PLANNING II                       90
SINGLE-COLUMN SCRIPT FORMAT                     92
DUAL-COLUMN SCRIPT FORMAT                       94
STORYBOARDS                                     96
LOCATION SCOUTING                               98
SITE SURVEY AND LOCATION PLANNING              100
ORGANIZING EQUIPMENT                           102

    THE PRODUCTION PROCESS: PRODUCTION
PRODUCTION STAGES AND SETUP                    106
LIGHTING PREPARATION                           108
CONTROLLING COLOR TEMPERATURE                  110
CONTROLLING LIGHT INTENSITY                    112
CONTRAST RANGE                                 114
BASIC THREE-POINT LIGHTING                     116
MORE COMPLEX LIGHTING                          118
CREATIVE LIGHTING                              120
SETS AND PROPERTIES                            122
SETTING UP THE AUDIO                           124
REHEARSING AND PREPARING TALENT                126
SHOOTING A SCENE                               128
DIRECTING TALENT                               130
SHOOTING AND FRAMING                           132
FRAMING PRINCIPLES I                           134
FRAMING PRINCIPLES II                          136
CREATING MOVEMENT I                            138
CREATING MOVEMENT II                           140
CREATING Z-AXIS MOVEMENT                       142
GRAPHIC FORCES                                 144
SHOOTING TO EDIT: THE THIRD MOVEMENT           146




THE THREE TYPES OF CONTINUITY                   148
COVER SHOTS                                     150
IN-CAMERA EFFECTS I                             152
IN-CAMERA EFFECTS II                            154
CONTINUITY RECORDS: LOGGING                     156
STRIKING                                        158

THE PRODUCTION PROCESS: POSTPRODUCTION
THE EDITING FUNCTION                            162
EDITING SYSTEM COMPONENTS                       164
LINEAR EDITING METHODS: TECHNICAL               166
LINEAR EDITING OPERATING METHODS                168
EDITING STEPS                                   170
NONLINEAR EDITING: TECHNICAL                    172
NONLINEAR EDITING: OPERATING METHODS        174
CREATIVE EDITING METHODS                        176
CONCLUSION                                      178

FURTHER READING                                 179
GLOSSARY                                        181
INDEX                                           207





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Video tape recorders, Video recordings Production and direction