Video Nation: A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video from USA Today's Talking Tech host
- By Jefferson Graham
- Published Jul 10, 2012 by Peachpit Press.
- Copyright 2013
- Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
- Pages: 256
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-83287-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-83287-0
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See Publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel's Interview with Jefferson Graham, where she talks to the USA Today Talking Tech host about his new book. Jefferson shares information about equipment, lighting, sound and other ideas on how to create great video.
Product Author Bios
Jefferson Graham is a long-time technology reporter for USA TODAY, and host, producer and editor of the USATODAY Talking Tech video show, which features interviews with tech newsmakers and reviews of the latest gadgets and gizmos. The videos are seen at usatoday.com and many other sites on the web, including Gannett owned properties like the Detroit Free-Press, Arizona Republic, Indianapolis Star and Cincinnati Enquirer, as well as YouTube, CBS’s Clicker.com, Vimeo and iTunes. Guests on Talking Tech have included Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone, Pandora founder Tim Westergren, YouTube stars iJustine and Shane Dawson and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Red-hot new Apple products like the iPad, iPhone and Final Cut Pro X were first seen on Talking Tech, one of a small handful of outlets to get early peeks at the new Apple releases. All the shows are produced professionally on the same D.I.Y. budgets described in this book.
Graham is the author of nine books, including Vegas: Live and In Person, an illustrated guide to Las Vegas for Abbeville Press and Salesman of the Century, which he co-wrote for Delacorte with infomercial legend Ron Popeil. He is also an accomplished Manhattan Beach based portrait photographer, videographer and editor.
A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video from USA Today Talking Tech host
All kinds of people are creating video for the web: bloggers, small business owners, web show hosts, and corporate marketing departments, to name just a few. How do the best videos get made and go viral? What secrets lie behind them? In Video Nation you’ll learn everything you need to make great-looking video for YouTube, Facebook or your blog—from one of the top experts around!
Jefferson Graham, host of USA Today’s Talking Tech and Talking Your Tech, takes you skillfully through the art of video creation and distribution. And you’ll have a lot of fun along the way. You’ll learn what equipment you need to get started--from bare bones to wish list state-of-the-art great. You’ll get the skinny on sound and lighting. You’ll learn how to properly set up for and shoot an interview. You’ll even get to take your video to the next level by using multiple cameras as they do on TV.
You’ll also find 30 downloadable video lessons
Here are just a few things you’ll find in Video Nation:
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great How-to Book on Videography for Beginners!,
This review is from: Video Nation: A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video from USA Today's Talking Tech host (Paperback)At my job, we do a ton of video interviews on the fly. This book has totally changed our approach for the better. Here are some of my favorite tips from Video Nation for shooting video like a pro:
1) Definitely Light It Up - To be honest, I hadn't thought much about lighting when shooting video. Either I had enough light or I didn't to see my subject. As Jefferson tells it, I am not the only one in the dark, blind to this basic of the videography craft: "Many people forget...your images will always look better with attention to lighting." Fortunately, Jefferson was able to show me the light, and provided me with a list and a handy how-to video to inexpensive lighting tools and techniques that would illuminate my videos. Turns out, all I needed was a basic clamp light, a light bulb, diffusion paper and clothespins to attach the paper to the clamp. To get the details on lighting how-to, I'd recommend checking out Chapter 6 of Video Nation and its accompanying online... Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Video Nation: A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video from USA Today's Talking Tech host (Paperback)I'm starting to produce real estate videos and "Video Nation" guided me through everything I needed to know to get started. From cameras to lighting to editing software to tricks of the trade and more. Thanks Mr. Graham!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A lot of great information for the beginner,
This review is from: Video Nation: A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video from USA Today's Talking Tech host (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program (What's this?)Excellent book for beginners, especially those who want to shoot video for the web. It covers all the basics of types of cameras, creating great audio and planning your shoot. A lot of books do not go into detail of how to really plan. You have to get a separate book for that, but this book has everything you need to get started. It also details some great apps to get for your iPhone if you are shooting on that. There is also some great ideas on how to conduct an interview on skype or other online chat.
This book is definitely for the beginner who is not familiar with all this technology. It's a great starting point and it gives the reader so much valuable information.
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Table of Contents
Chapter Two: Ideas
Chapter Three: Video Tools: camera, lights and audio action
Chapter Four: Pre-production planning
Chapter Five: Production Day
Chapter Six: Editing
Chapter Seven: Advanced Techniques
Chapter Eight: It's Showtime!
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