Any Good Books To Recommend To The Intermediate Level Videographer?
Question: As a B.A. TV and Radio Production alumni, I wanted to commend you on your site and your meticulous and helpful guide through the whole video production process.
Your site gives novice to advanced level videographers plenty of assistance and guidance. It also was helpful for me to see a defined strategy outline of the production process, and although I knew most of your content, the simple and concise walkthrough brings clarity for even the advanced user.
Thank you for your electronic ministry of video production education. I really hope you're a professor at a university - you have the knowledge to be one.
Just one question I wanted to ask - do you have any good books to recommend to the intermediate level videographer? I'd like to further advance my knowledge and would like to know some of the best books to read.
Answer: Hi Dominic, thanks for your positive comments about my website. I do try to help out in whatever way I can.
To answer your question, there are in fact many good books out there for intermediate level videographers. Let me recommend 3 of them to you.
VideoSkills - The Core Competencies of Videography
When I first started out making my own short films, I was recommended this book. This book is published by the Institute of Videography (IOV), which is an accreditation body for professional videographers. Sure, you can dabble with your own video projects, but if you want to start getting serious about your work, you should look into this book. The content tells you everything that the IOV thinks you should know in order to call yourself a 'Professional Videographer'. It will teach you the core skills of cameracraft, lighting, audio, post production, as well as the business & legal aspects of film making.
Beginning Filmmaking: 100 Easy Steps from Script to Screen
Don't be fooled by the title, this book is a complete introductory course in filmmaking skills. If provides s100 easy projects to guide you through the filmmaking process, from first steps and writing the script, and on to producing, directing and publicizing your finished work.
By the end of the book, you would have a complete 'blue print' to making a film. The nice thing about the book is that it assumes you're using low-budget equipment and software. Each of the projects also covers the whole gamut of film making - writing your script, selling the idea, raising finance, directing, shooting and camerwork, special effects and post production.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom In A Book
An intermediate level videographer must also know video editing very well. We all know that Adobe Premiere Pro is the professional video editing suite that separates the men from the boys. You'll definitely do yourself good to read this book and brush up those Premiere Pro skills.
I hope the above helps you out. Let me know if you have more questions.