Television is about saving time and money, hitting deadlines and making the best of what is available. Anticipating the problems is essential when shooting on location - keep this book handy and avoid the dangers! Television is about saving time and money, hitting deadlines and making the best of what is available. Anticipating the problems is essential when shooting on location - keep this book handy and avoid the dangers! In order to work in television you need a sound grasp of the practical realities. This book is a handy reference source for anyone involved in location shooting. It details the organisational and legal requirements that programme makers are likely to encounter, telling you which authorities to approach, what legal procedures need to be observed and a wealth of tips for health and safety. Formerly A Production Handbook, this book has now been completely revised to include the latest programme making procedures. Its new layout offers the reader a more practical and user friendly text. If you are a: - director - producer - pa - production manager - location manager - researcher - TV journalist ...you will find this book essential in helping each shoot run more smoothly. Peter Jarvis is currently a Director of Television Training International and is a freelance producer/director. He has worked for 25 years as Senior Instructor in BBC Elstree's television Training Department.
The Essential TV Director's Handbook is written by an ex-BBC trainer with a great deal of experience in the world of television. It describes step-by-step how to prepare and direct every familiar type of common programme format including interviews, discussions, reportage, music and dramatisations shot either on location or in the multi-camera studio. It is the essential reference handbook for any director confronted by a new programme format or the challenge of an unfamiliar technology. An appendix suggests plans for the most commonly encountered studio situations. Television culture has been changing fast. Whilst technology races on at a frightening pace programme budgets have been slashed, job descriptions widened as more people have to `multi-skill', and traditional routes of entry have become increasingly difficult to find, with diminishing access to professional training. Yet the skills and practical knowledge required to make top quality programmes remain unaltered. `The Essential .... Handbook' series offers a range of no nonsense guides to the craft of TV programme making based on tried and tested tricks of the trade. Each book is written in an entertaining and informative way providing only the essential `need to know' information for beginner broadcasting professionals and students alike. The Essential TV Director's Handbook is written by an ex-BBC trainer with a great deal of experience in the world of television. It describes step-by-step how to prepare and direct every familiar type of common programme format including interviews, discussions, reportage, music and dramatisations shot either on location or in the multi-camera studio. It is the essential reference handbook for any director confronted by a new programme format or the challenge of an unfamiliar technology. An appendix suggests plans for the most commonly encountered studio situations. Peter Jarvis is a freelance producer and director of thirty years practical experience. He is Director of Television Training International and was for eight years Senior Production Instructor with BBC's Television Training Department. · checklists of things to remember · hints and tips for on the job solutions · addresses and contacts
The Digital Satellite TV Handbook and companion CD-ROM will serve as your complete interactive course in the new digital satellite TV technologies. This textbook, which provides a comprehensive overview of all the digital satellite TV platforms currently in use world-wide, includes the essential satellite coverage maps and transmission parameters that readers will need to receive digital TV services from any location around the world. It also presents those aspects of digital video compression and high definition TV that are of the highest relevance to installers, technicians, and other satellite professionals working in the global direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV industry. The Digital Satellite TV Handbook analyzes the hardware requirements of digital DTH receiving systems by comparing and contrasting the new digital TV technologies with earlier analog TV transmission systems, so that readers can readily grasp all of the details required to make the transition from the analog era of yesterday to the new all-digital world of the future. The Digital Satellite TV Handbook is based on the author's extensive experience as an instructor for private corporations and trade associations around the world. To facilitate the learning experience, the author has included a series of "Quick Check" exercises and answer keys so that readers can determine for themselves whether or not they have adequately understood the various course segments provided. Mathematical formulas that are relevant to course content also are presented at the end of each chapter. Best of all, the companion CD-ROM version of the Handbook, which may be opened by any Internet browser software program, contains numerous Internet hyperlinks. Readers can click on any textbook hyperlink to immediately access hundreds of additional pages of supplementary information from the world-wide web or obtain information updates concerning the current operations of satellite system operators and digital TV programmers around the globe. The CD-ROM also gives readers access to full-color versions of all the textbooks, footprint maps, charts and other illustrations. A graphic-intensive training manual "Quick Check" exercises in each chapter Mathematical formulas relevant to each chapter's content
"Genuinely transnational in content, as sensitive to the importance of production as consumption, covering the full range of approaches from political economy to textual analysis, and written by a star-studded cast of contributors" - Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner, University of Queensland "Finally, we have before us a first rate, and wide ranging volume that reframes television studies afresh, boldly synthesising debates in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences...This volume should be in every library and media scholar’s bookshelf." - Professor Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this Handbook charts the field of television studies from issues of ownership and regulation through to reception and consumption. Separate chapters are dedicated to examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section analyses the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption. The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies is an essential reference work for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics across broadcasting, mass communication and media studies.
This book - the sixth in a series of technician-level books from Lenk covers basic how it works and how to service and troubleshoot it aspects of al1 types of television equipment. Basic TV circuits troubleshooting tips and techniques, even advanced HDTV - it's all here. An essential desktop guide for television technicians, engineers, hobbyists, and students everywhere. Features: Complete troubleshooting information on all types of TVs; Includes troubleshooting tips on high-definition (HDTV) and improved definition (IDTV) systems.