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Cengage Advantage Books: Television Production Handbook, 11th Edition

  • includes Workbook
  • Herbert Zettl San Francisco State University (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 1111347905  |  ISBN-13: 9781111347901
  • 840 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $248.75

About

Overview

In Herbert Zettl's field-defining text TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, the author emphasizes how production proceeds in the digital age -- from idea to image -- and how it moves through the three major phases, from preproduction to production to postproduction. In this context, Zettl describes the necessary tools, considers what they can and cannot do, and explains how they are used to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. This edition also features the latest digital equipment and production techniques, including HDV and HDTV.

Features and Benefits

  • The text is divided into four parts -- Introduction: Process and System; Preproduction; Production; and Post Production -- so students and professors can proceed through the book in sync with the usual television production process. This arrangement better suits the flow of material as it occurs during the term.
  • With the advent of the digital age and more user-friendly equipment, the author's emphasis shifts from describing the tools to explaining what to do with them in each production phase.
  • This edition contains up-to-date coverage of the latest technological developments in the field, such as various new advances in digital media in the television production process.
  • To give students a jump on understanding the various roles of technical and production personnel in their Television Production course, the section on Production Personnel has been moved to Chapter 1.
  • This text is designed for beginning students and those who are more adept at television production. To keep less advanced readers from getting bogged down by the multitude of technical details, each chapter has two sections. Section 1 contains the basic information about a specific topic; Section 2 presents more detailed material. The two sections can be assigned and read together or independently.
  • Repetition is one way to facilitate learning television production vocabulary. Key terms are explained at the beginning of each chapter, then used in context within the chapter, and summarized again in the main points and glossary sections.
  • Several hundred full-color pictures and diagrams help bridge the gap between description and the reality.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION: PROCESS AND SYSTEM.
1. The Television Production Process.
PART II: PREPRODUCTION.
2. The Producer in Preproduction.
3. The Script.
4. The Director in Preproduction.
PART III: PRODUCTION.
5. Analog and Digital Television.
6. The Television Camera.
7. Lenses.
8. Camera Operation and Picture Composition.
9. Audio: Sound Pickup.
10. Audio: Sound Control.
11. Lighting.
12. Techniques of Television Lighting.
14. Switching, or Instantaneous Editing.
15. Design.
16. Television Talent.
17. The Director in Production.
18. Field Production and Big Remotes.
PART IV: POSTPRODUCTION.
19. Postproduction Editing: How It Works.
20. Editing Functions and Principles.

What's New

  • The director's preproduction activities have been moved from Part III to Part II to make this text reflect an actual production sequence as much as possible.
  • The chapter on linear editing as been kept as some of its principles are also applicable for nonlinear editing, and production students still have to learn how and why various shots cut together well regardless of what nonlinear software they use.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0495898848 | ISBN-13: 9780495898849

    List Price = $317.95  | CengageBrain Price = $317.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $238.75

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Cengage Advantage Books: Television Production Handbook (with Workbook), 11th + VideoLab 4.0

ISBN-10: 1111873461 | ISBN-13: 9781111873462

List Price = $350.95  | CengageBrain Price = $350.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $263.75

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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Television Production Handbook
    List Price = $330.95  | CengageBrain Price = $330.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $248.75
  • VideoLab 4.0
    List Price = $231.95  | CengageBrain Price = $231.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.50


Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Television Production Handbook  (ISBN-10: 0495898848 | ISBN-13: 9780495898849)

In Herbert Zettl's field-defining text TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, the author emphasizes how production proceeds in the digital age -- from idea to image -- and how it moves through the three major phases, from preproduction to production to postproduction. In this context, Zettl describes the necessary tools, considers what they can and cannot do, and explains how they are used to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. This edition also features the latest digital equipment and production techniques, including HDV and HDTV.

List Price = $317.95  | CengageBrain Price = $317.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $238.75

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111347913 | ISBN-13: 9781111347918)

Students can use Zettl's workbook to check their comprehension of material covered. The workbook is organized to follow the main text, with tear-out worksheets to reinforce and review chapter material. Because students in beginning production classes have differing experience levels, the workbook is a useful diagnostic tool to determine who knows what about television production. Richly illustrated; multiple-choice questions, true/false questions, and open-ended creative application problems for each chapter.

List Price = $96.95  | CengageBrain Price = $96.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.75

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111347921 | ISBN-13: 9781111347925)

Create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes with this easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system. PowerLecture offers both a Quick Test Wizard and an Online Test Wizard that guide you step-by-step through the process of creating tests. Its "what you see is what you get" interface allows you to see the test you are creating on-screen exactly the way it will look when printed or displayed online. Build tests of up to 250 questions, using up to 12 question types. With the complete word-processing capabilities of PowerLecture, you can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.

Instructor's Manual with Answer Key  (ISBN-10: 111134793X | ISBN-13: 9781111347932)

Even experienced instructors may find that Herbert Zettl's Instructor's Manual makes the complex job of teaching television production easier. The manual has four parts: Part I, "General Approach to Teaching Television Production"; Part II, "Key Concepts, Activities, and Tests"; Part III, "Additional Resources" (a compact reference that recommends additional teaching and learning resources); and Part IV, "Answer Key" (solutions to all problems in the Television Production Workbook.)

VideoLab 4.0  (ISBN-10: 1111348901 | ISBN-13: 9781111348908)

Zettl's VideoLab 4.0 is the fully updated, award-winning DVD-ROM that brings a virtual video production studio right to your students' computer! This stand-alone, interactive DVD-ROM uses demonstrations and guided practice to teach students the basics of the video production process. It establishes a scenario in which the student plays the role of a video intern, getting hands-on video production experience that introduces them to the principles of camera, lighting, audio, switching, editing and the video production process. Zettl's VideoLab 4.0 now features Advanced Labs, challenging exercises designed to improve students' ability with the equipment and concepts introduced in the regular modules. This virtual lab can be used with any of Herb Zettl's books, with other television texts, or with no book at all. Unlike any available book, Zettl's VideoLab 4.0 gives students an opportunity to see, hear, and practice the skills being taught in accurately simulated studio and field environments.

List Price = $231.95  | CengageBrain Price = $231.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.50

Student Supplements

Television Production Handbook  (ISBN-10: 0495898848 | ISBN-13: 9780495898849)

In Herbert Zettl's field-defining text TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, the author emphasizes how production proceeds in the digital age -- from idea to image -- and how it moves through the three major phases, from preproduction to production to postproduction. In this context, you will learn about the necessary tools, examine what they can and cannot do, and explore how they are used to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. This edition also features the latest digital equipment and production techniques, including HDV and HDTV.

List Price = $317.95  | CengageBrain Price = $317.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $238.75

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111347913 | ISBN-13: 9781111347918)

With this workbook, written and revised by the author, you can check your comprehension of material covered. It's organized to follow the main text, and tear-out worksheets reinforce and review chapter material. Richly illustrated; includes multiple-choice questions, true/false questions, and open-ended creative application problems for each chapter.

List Price = $96.95  | CengageBrain Price = $96.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.75

VideoLab 4.0  (ISBN-10: 1111348901 | ISBN-13: 9781111348908)

Zettl's VideoLab 4.0 gives you virtual hands-on practice and a proven shortcut from reading about production techniques to applying them in the studio and the field. Zettl's VideoLab 4.0 now features Advanced Labs, challenging exercises designed to improve your ability with the equipment and concepts introduced in the regular modules.

List Price = $231.95  | CengageBrain Price = $231.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Herbert Zettl

Herbert Zettl is a professor emeritus of the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department at San Francisco State University (SFSU), where he led the Institute of International Media Communication and received the California State Legislature Distinguished Teaching Award and the Broadcast Education Association's Distinguished Education Service Award. Prior to joining the SFSU faculty, Zettl worked at KOVR (Stockton-Sacramento) and as a producer-director at KPIX, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco, where he participated in a variety of CBS and NBC network television productions. Because of his outstanding contributions to the television profession, Zettl was elected to the prestigious Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northern California Chapter. He is also a member of the Broadcast Legends of the NATAS Northern California Chapter. Lecturing extensively at universities and professional broadcast institutions both in the United States and abroad, Zettl has presented key papers at a variety of national and international communication conventions. He is the author of VIDEO BASICS, TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK and SIGHT SOUND MOTION, which are translated into several languages and published internationally. His numerous articles on television production and media aesthetics have appeared in major media journals worldwide, and he also developed an interactive DVD-ROM -- Zettl's VideoLab 4.0 (Cengage Learning). His previous CD-ROM version won several prominent awards, including the Macromedia People's Choice Award, the New Media Invision Gold Medal for Higher Education, and Invision Silver Medals in the categories of Continuing Education and Use of Video.