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Making Media, 4th Edition

Book Description

Making Media: Foundations of Sound and Image Production takes the media production process and deconstructs it into its most basic components. Students will learn the basic concepts of media production – frame, sound, light, time, motion, and sequencing – and be able to apply them to any medium they choose, from film and television to fine art and online applications. They will also become well-grounded in the digital work environment and the tools required to produce media in today’s digital environment.

This new fourth edition is completely updated and includes a new chapter on the production process and production safety; information on current trends in production, exhibition, and distribution; and much more. New topics include virtual and augmented reality, the use of drones and new practices interactive media.

The text is also fully illustrated and includes sidebar discussions of pertinent issues throughout. The companion website has been completely revamped with interactive exercises for each chapter, allowing students to explore the process of media production.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Dedication
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. CONTENTS
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. 1 Content and Development
    1. The Primacy of Content
    2. Developing Story Ideas
    3. Classifying Content
    4. Development
    5. Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
    6. Conclusion
    7. Putting It Into Practice
    8. Key Concepts
  8. 2 Composing the Frame
    1. Seeing the World Through a Frame
    2. The Still Image
    3. Controlling the Frame
    4. What’s in the Frame and What Isn’t: Shot Sizes
    5. The Weight and Magnetism of the Frame
    6. Conclusion
    7. Putting It Into Practice
    8. Key Concepts
  9. 3 Reproducing the Frame
    1. Creating the Image
    2. Lenses
    3. The Frame Applied to Different Media
    4. Conclusion
    5. Putting It Into Practice
    6. Key Concepts
  10. 4 Depth, Movement, and Time
    1. Media Illusions
    2. Movement
    3. Movement Considerations in Different Media
    4. Animation and Motion Graphics
    5. Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
    6. Time and Space
    7. Sounds and Images Existing in Time
    8. Conclusion
    9. Putting It Into Practice
    10. Key Concepts
  11. 5 Light
    1. The Importance of Light
    2. Understanding Light
    3. Lighting Concerns of Different Media
    4. Conclusion
    5. Putting It Into Practice
    6. Key Concepts
  12. 6 Sound
    1. The Importance of Sound
    2. Understanding Sound
    3. Reproducing Sound
    4. Sound Variations
    5. Types of Audio Media
    6. Conclusion
    7. Putting It Into Practice
    8. Key Concepts
  13. 7 Sound and Image
    1. A + B = C
    2. Elements of Sound Design
    3. Sound Recording for Different Media
    4. Conclusion
    5. Putting It Into Practice
    6. Key Concepts
  14. 8 Approaches to Production
    1. Determining Your Approach
    2. The Production Team
    3. The Role of Collaboration
    4. Conclusion
    5. Putting It Into Practice
    6. Key Concepts
  15. 9 Making It Happen
    1. The Preproduction Process
    2. Insurance and Permissions
    3. Production Safety
    4. Conclusion
    5. Putting It Into Practice
    6. Key Concepts
  16. 10 The Theory of Linear Structure
    1. Putting the Story Together
    2. Issues of Structure in Preproduction
    3. Approaches to Structuring Motion Pictures
    4. Applications of Structure
    5. Conclusion
    6. Putting It Into Practice
    7. Key Concepts
  17. 11 The Practice of Linear Structure
    1. Sound and Image Transitions
    2. Live Editing
    3. Postproduction Editing
    4. Digital Nonlinear Editing
    5. Issues of Convergence and Compatibility
    6. Conclusion
    7. Putting It Into Practice
    8. Key Concepts
  18. 12 Nonlinear Structure
    1. Understanding Nonlinearity
    2. Types of Interactive Media
    3. The Process of Making Interactive Media
    4. Putting the Pieces Together
    5. Conclusion
    6. Putting It Into Practice
    7. Key Concepts
  19. 13 Exhibition and Distribution
    1. Changing Media Forms
    2. Getting the Work to an Audience
    3. The Future
    4. Making Media Professionally
    5. Conclusion
    6. Putting It Into Practice
    7. Key Concepts
  20. Glossary
  21. Index