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Video Nation: A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video from USA Today's Talking Tech host

By Jefferson Graham

Published by Peachpit Press

Published Date: Jul 10, 2012


This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This is the complete guide for anyone who wants to produce web video, from Jefferson Graham, host of USA Today’s Talking Tech

To create great web video you don’t need a crew of lighting experts, cameramen, and actors. You also don’t need an expensive camera rig and equipment. You’ve got more tools available at your disposal that you think and when you’re doing it on your own you’ve got to know how to think quickly, be nimble, and harness the simple tools and technology available to you.

In Video Nation, you’ll learn everything you need to get your show on the web from one of the top experts around! Jefferson Graham, host of USA Today’s Talking Tech, takes you skillfully through the art of video creation and distribution. And you’ll have a lot of fun along the way. You’ll learn what equipment you need to get started--from bare bones optimal to wish list state-of-the-art great. You’ll get the skinny on sound and lighting. You’ll learn how to properly set up and shoot and interview. You’ll even get to take your video to the next level by using multiple cameras as they do on TV.

You’ll also find over 30 video lessons on the disc so you see the concepts from the book in action, including attaching your camera lens to an iPhone, adding basic transitions to your clips using simple editing techniques, and much, much more. 


Table of Contents

Chapter One: Overview
Chapter Two: Ideas
Chapter Three: Video Tools: camera, lights and audio action
Chapter Four: Pre-production planning
Chapter Five: Production Day
Chapter Six: Editing
Chapter Seven: Advanced Techniques
Chapter Eight: It's Showtime!

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ISBN-10: 0-13-301697-8

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-301697-0

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