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Video Production Handbook, 5th Edition by Gerald Millerson, Jim Owens

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CHAPTER 1Overview of VideoProduction

 

 

Please answer the TV set. I am watching the phone.

—Stefan Kurten, Director of Operations, European Broadcast Union

1.1 WHAT IS VIDEO PRODUCTION?

The differences between “video production” and “television production” have become increasingly blurred over the past few years. most video production is concerned with nonbroadcast program making. Video productions are generally distributed via DVDs, online, or mobile phones. Although video productions are generally made with a lower budget, it does not mean that fewer people see them. A simple tour of Youtube will show that millions of people are looking at video productions every day (Figure 1.1).

Television productions, on the other hand, are usually shown ...

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