A Practical Guide to Radio & TV
Routledge – 2013 – 272 pages
Media Production is an introductory guide to radio, TV and film production techniques. Illuminating the step by step process from conception to delivery, from the initial brainstorms, through planning, research and editing, this book creates a guided structure to help students learn about media production. Aimed at those producing radio, film or TV productions for the first time, this book offers relevant advice which takes account of the context in which students work and the type of equipment available to them. Supported by online resources, this textbook provides templates, notes and exercises to help students prepare for their own productions, as well as a video and audio library showcasing techniques, interviews and behind the scenes industry footage.
Part 1 1. How to Use This Book 2. Getting An Idea 3. Research 4. Production Planning 5. Allocating Tasks 6. Structure 7. Advertising 8. Treatments 9. Production Schedules and Safety Part 2 10. Shot Sizes, Moves and Framing 11. Crossing the Line or 180 Degree Rule 12. Lighting 13. Recording Sound 14. Taking a Shot 15. Shooting Factual 16. Shooting Dramatized Sequences 17. Interview Techniques 18. Recording Factual Programmes for Radio 19. Radio Drama 20. Editing Radio Sound 21. News and Current Affairs 22. Editing TV 23. Feedback and Evaluation
Amanda Willett is a Project Leader and Producer who has worked for many years with BBC Learning and has extensive experience of creating educational materials for TV and for online use.