The Essential Digital Video Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to Making Videos That Make Money
The Essential Digital Video Handbook
A Comprehensive Guide to Making Videos That Make Money
By Pete May
Rockport Publishers, RotoVision, 2004
ISBN: 1 59253 024 9

There is a lot to learn about digital video and many people are coming straight to digital video cold with no prior analog video experience. This book aims to fill the void.

The Essential Digital Video Handbook

This 190+ page book is divided into the following chapters:
*    Introduction
*    Choosing Your Equipment
*    Finding Work
*    The 7 P’s
*    On Location
*    Basic Principles of Editing
*    The Finished Product
*    Glossary

This book avoids getting specific about the hardware and software, which allows it to be a great choice for anyone, irrespective of the hardware or software you are using. The author has 25 years experience in television and it shows in this book. He cuts to the chase straight away. The book begins with how to choose your equipment. It then gets into what work you can get and then into planning and preparing for a shoot. A great chapter on location work ends the shooting part of the book. What follows is then a great introduction to editing and putting together a finished video. It is not application specific, rather it focuses on what is common to all the editing applications.

A Comprehensive Guide to Making Videos That Make Money

This is a great book. All the information has been hard won by the author through years of experience. It is solid, practical advice. Couple this book with one specifically suited to the editing software you are going to use and you have a very solid self-guided course in digital video. Very highly recommended.

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