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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Introduction

Thanks to ingenious design, many of today’s video cameras allow you to simply ‘point and press’ – and still get worthwhile results even when shooting under the most difficult conditions. Controls that previously needed careful adjustment, are now often entirely AUTOMATIC!

So why do you need to study ‘camera techniques’?

Well, there are several good reasons:

•  OPERATIONAL SKILL — For smooth unobtrusive camerawork, you’ll need to be able to handle your camera accurately and consistently. A hallmark of good picture-making is that it creates an immediate audience impact, while the underlying techniques remain unnoticed!

•  ARTISTIC — What your audience looks at, and how they respond to what they are watching, will largely depend on ...

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