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Picture Composition for Film and Video By Peter Ward

Picture Composition for Film and Video by Peter Ward

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Summary

This text provides an understanding of the often unconscious factors that govern the expression of an idea through framing and composition. It covers composition theory, descriptions of influences and history, and contains practical examples that can be seen and analyzed on the TV screen daily.

Picture Composition for Film and Video Summary

Picture Composition for Film and Video by Peter Ward

Behind each shot there lies an idea or purpose. When setting up a shot, the camera operator can employ a range of visual techniques that will clearly communicate the idea to an audience. Composition is the bedrock of the operator's craft, yet is seldom taught in training courses in the belief that it is an intuitive, personal skill.



Behind each shot there lies an idea or purpose. When setting up a shot, the camera operator can employ a range of visual techniques that will clearly communicate the idea to an audience. Composition is the bedrock of the operator's craft, yet is seldom taught in training courses in the belief that it is an intuitive, personal skill.

Picture Composition for Film and Video's basic premise is that composition can be learned without restricting the scope for individual creativity and innovation.

Based on the author's own practical experience, the book deals with the methods available for resolving practical production questions such as:

* Does the shot composition accurately reflect the idea that initiated the shot?
* Will the content and method of presenting the subject accurately convey the idea?

The book also includes:
* diagrams and case studies for visual composition
* the relationship between human perception and visual images
* a section on virtual studios

If you are a practising camera operator, trainee camera operator, student or lecturer on a television or film production course, or simply a video enthusiast wishing to progress to a more professional standard you will find this book essential in enhancing the quality of your work.

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'..a highly enlightening read.'
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About Peter Ward

Freelance cameraman and trainer, working with ITTC and ex-Chairman of the Guild of Television Cameramen. He spent many years working on a variety of programmes at the BBC before becoming Head of Cameras at Television South West. He is the author of Basic Betacam Camerawork 3rd edition, Digital Video Camerawork 3rd edition, Digital Video Camerawork, TV Technical Operations (all in the Media Manual series), Picture Composition for Film and Television and co-wrote Multiskilling for Television Production.

Table of Contents

Introduction;Perception; Perspective; Frame and aspect ratio; Visual design; Light; Colour; Past influences; Staging; Movement; Context; Compositing

Additional information

GOR001455936
9780240514215
0240514211
Picture Composition for Film and Video by Peter Ward
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1995-12-11
192
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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