ISBN: 9780198085416  Paperback, 432 pages  Accompanied by CD-ROM

Prescribed by Mass Communication & Journalism departments in over 160 universities

The second edition of Video Production is a step-by-step guide to making effective video programmes. It has been specially designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate degree and diploma students of various mass communication, video production, and journalism courses. While still focusing on the basic techniques, it now discusses the latest developments in the field of video production. Moving from the conceptual to the practical, the book covers all aspects of video production—pre-production, production, and post-production. Beginning with creating an understanding of visual grammar, the book goes on to discuss the parts of a video camera, the roles of the personnel involved, and the three phases of video production. Further, it covers in detail scriptwriting, lighting, sound, and editing; single-camera, multi-camera, and multimedia production processes; and the techniques involved in electronic news gathering and electronic field production. Video and broadcast technology and the various delivery options available in India and abroad are also discussed in detail. The book, in addition to providing the fundamentals, also acquaints readers with experiences of various professionals in video production.


  • Extensive coverage of scriptwriting, featuring tips and exercises on writing for TV news, documentaries, and fiction
  • Checklists for each production stage to help beginners overcome challenges on location
  • Colour photographs for better illustration of important concepts
  • Project questions to help gain proficiency in a range of video production techniques

New to the Second Edition

  • New chapter on multimedia production covering podcasting
  • New sections on scriptwriting software, storyboard software, video and audio formats, conversion and compression techniques, virtual studio, video editing software, and various TV sets such as LCD, LED, Plasma, and 3D
  • Detailed discussion on popular non-linear editing (NLE) software
  • New anecdotes and tips highlighting the nuances encountered in the field
  • Additional terms in glossary

New to CD-ROM

  • The accompanying CD contains new video clips and Multiple Choice Questions for self-study. The flash-based CD is now easier to navigate.

Chapter 1. Visual Language
Chapter 2. Video Camera and Support Systems
Chapter 3. Production Personnel: Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 4. Single-camera Production:The Process
Chapter 5. Elements of Video Production:Scriptwriting
Chapter 6. Elements of Video Production:Lighting
Chapter 7. Elements of Video Production:Sound
Chapter 8. Elements of Video Production:Editing
Chapter 9. Multi-media Production
Chapter 10. Introduction to Multi-camera Production: The Video Studio
Chapter 11. Field Production: ENG and EFP
Chapter 12. Video and Broadcast Technology


Two editions, 10 impressions, prescribed in over 160 universities in India & abroad.

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