The Steadicam® Operator’s Handbook
By Jerry Holway, Laurie Hayball
Published October 1st 2012 by Focal Press – 458 pages
Both informational and inspirational, THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK is the number one comprehensive guide to becoming a successful owner and operator of the Steadicam. Packed with interviews and instruction by the world’s premier Steadicam professionals, this book will get you up and running with your rig in no time. You will learn a wide range of practices for the Steadicam, including the physics and balancing through a series of step-by-step line dances and practice shots, to the most personal aspects of filmmaking—how individual operators make creative and practical decisions using this unique camera support system. You will also learn the business side of a Steadicam career, from buying your best rig to negotiating deals with producers and unit production managers. Also included are observations and anecdotes—inspirational, funny, instructive, and cautionary—written by a number of other experienced Steadicam operators around the world, including the legendary inventor of the Steadicam himself, Garrett Brown. THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK is both a master class and a master reference for all camera operators and directors who want to move the camera well.
- Updated movie examples and ample coverage of new technologies and accessories, including Garrett Brown’s new invention, The Tango® and using a Steadicam for filming 3D
- Offers a complete course in itself: whether you’re a novice or experienced Steadicam operator, you can use this book to build your skill set and move forward in your career
- Companion website (www.steadicamoperatorhandbook.com) provides exclusive video instruction and interviews from Steadicam pros
The award-winning third edition of 'The Underwater Photographer' dragged the topic kicking and screaming in to the digital age and with the fully updated fourth edition highly respected photographer and tutor Martin Edge takes you deeper in to the world of Underwater Photography.
Practical examples take you step-by-step through the basic techniques from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. Brand new chapters cover not only highly specialist Underwater Photography techniques such as low visibility/greenwater photography, but also the digital workflow needed to handle your images using the latest software such as Lightroom.
Packed with breathtaking images and an easy to read style honed from over twenty years of diving photography courses, this book is sure to both educate and inspire underwater photographers of all skill levels.
* Beautifully illustrated throughout with inspirational full colour underwater images – and the lowdown on how they were taken
* Covers the highly respected philosophy of the 'Think & Consider' system
* Full of practical tips on how to get the most from your equipment
From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes this new edition that you have been waiting for. The Videomaker Guide Digital Video, fifth edition, provides information on all of the latest cutting edge tools and techniques necessary to help you shoot and edit video like the pro’s.
Learn about equipment, lighting, editing, audio, high definition, and all aspects of video from the leading experts on videography!
The Wedding Video Handbook
How to Succeed in the Wedding Video Business
By Kirk Barber
Published January 12th 2006 by Focal Press – 288 pages
For readers who want to become part of the thriving wedding video industry, Wedding Video Handbook explains everything a wedding videographer needs to know. Each chapter explores a different part of either the business or the production ends, and covers topics including secrets for getting clients, selecting the proper equipment, and tips on capturing special wedding moments despite difficult filming conditions. The book includes handy primers on marketing and advertising, handling phone calls and appointments, pre-production preparations, what to shoot on the wedding day, interacting with other vendors, editing and packaging the DVD or video, and generating referrals. Fully up-to-date with information on the newest tools and equipment used in this rapidly-evolving market as well as the cutting-edge trends in wedding video products, Wedding Video Handbook is packed with practical advice from a pro who has spent years in the field.
Performance, Production, and Career Development
Focal Press – 2015 – 328 pages
Whether you want to be in front of the camera, on the microphone, or behind the scenes, Total Sportscasting
gives you the skills you’ll need to become successful in this dynamic
industry. This book covers everything from performance and production
techniques to all aspects of sportscasting, good broadcast writing
techniques, and how best to forge lasting relationships with team
personnel. It also delves into the unique issues facing women
sportscasters. And when it comes to breaking into the business, Total Sportscasting
devotes entire chapters to career development and demo reel production.
For important perspective, we’ve also included chapters on the history
of sportscasting and attempts to glimpse into its future.
Total Sportscasting is packed with a variety of features for both learning and instructing:
- Complete coverage of every aspect of the sportscast, helping you prepare for any platform—TV, radio, and the web
- Interviews with successful sports journalists, producers, and
directors who give you an inside look into the real-world practices of
- A companion website, which provides additional resources for both
instructors and students, including video and audio examples and links
to additional resources: www.totalsportscasting.com