Directing & Producing for Television

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  • Mfr #: 9780240812939
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  • Author: Ivan Cury
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press: 2010
  • ISBN: 9780240812939

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Directing and Producing for Television by Ivan Cury provides you with the tools you'll need to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Based on his years of experience in the industry and teaching the subject, Cury illustrates fundamental principles with engaging anecdotes that teach by example.

Ideal for students in television production courses as well as industry professionals, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats including panel programs, demonstration, scripted, music, commercials, PSAs, news, documentaries, remote broadcasting, and sports. Each chapter concludes with a valuable review section summarizing key points.

Written with both the director and producer in mind, but particularly relevant for the television director, Directing and Producing for Television gives a comprehensive overview of the facility (studio, control room, and/or support areas) and provides who's who information covering the various jobs and personnel involved in television programs.
  • Key updates on digital cameras and editing technologies.
  • A chapter on remote broadcasting highlights important considerations when producing sporting events.

  • Brand new coverage of reality television
  • International glossary containing who's who and what's what information applicable to the US and UK make this the ultimate guide for any television format.

Reviews Praise for the previous edition: "Directing and Producing for Television" is a step-by-step guide to shooting live television. This is an excellent refresher if you have to do a rare multicamera shoot." - Robert Goodman, Videography Contents Facility; Who's Who; Panel Programs; Demonstration Format; Scripted Format; Music; Commercials and PSAs; News; Documentaries; Index

  • Written by an expert with years of experience in the industry and in teaching television directing and producing
  • Approachable writing style brings a real-world perspective to a demanding industry
  • Expanded to include new workflow for digital formats and new technology
  • Samples of scripts, shooting scripts, pencil exercises, and routines demonstrate how it's really done
  • Visuals showing camera setups and accompanying shots illustrate the best approach to a variety of formats and the related challenges for each