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Video Production by Vasuki Belavadi is in its second edition from Oxford University Press (India). Not surprising, considering its the best book on the topic, by far!

The book is a step-by-step guide on making effective video programmes and provides an in-depth coverage of all aspects of video production—pre-production, production, and post-production. Throughout the book, the key concepts are explained through numerous illustrations, exhibits, figures, exercises, and anecdotes. The second edition of Video Production has been thoroughly revised to include a new chapter on Multimedia Production apart from a score of new topics combined with new images and anecdotes.

There is a new chapter on Multimedia Production, new anecdotes highlighting the nuances encountered on the field, and the book has been  thoroughly revised with a score of new topics such as scriptwriting software, storyboard software, video and audio formats, conversion and compression techniques, virtual studio, and video editing software. The accompanying CD contains new video clips and MCQs for self-study. The flash-based CD is now easier to navigate.

Beginning with creating an understanding of visual grammar for video production, the book goes on to discuss the parts of a video camera, the roles of the personnel involved, and the three phases of video production-pre-production, production, and post-production. It moves from the conceptual to the practical-discussing in detail scriptwriting, lighting, sound, and editing; single-camera and multi-camera production processes; and the techniques involved in electronic news gathering and electronic field production. Video and broadcast technology and the various delivery options available in India and abroad are also discussed in detail.

In our Education and Media sections, Rs. 495, in paperback, 504 pages, ISBN: 9780198085416