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Old March 29th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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Television Production Handbook (Hardcover) by Herbert Zettl

This book is quite pricey but may be an excellent textbook. Have you read it ?

Television Production Handbook (Hardcover) by Herbert Zettl
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Old April 17th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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Yes, Zettl is top shell. I studied under him in college. You cannot go wrong with this man's teachings.
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From what I skimmed of Zettl (Video Basics), it seems a like a superficial overview but doesn't give you any real in-depth understanding into any particular topic.

Theory-wise, it is academic and doesn't give you theory on practical issues. A book like Matters of Light and Depth would be a book that has practical theory, whereas it seems like Zettl looks at things from weird academic perspectives.
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The television camera converts whatever it "sees" (optical images) into electrical signals that can be temporarily stored or directly reconverted by the television set into visible screen images.
A more practical way of looking at it is what television does for people. It's a means of mass communication. In my opinion, it's bizarre to look at what television physically does. It's simply not a practical way of looking at things.

It is low on information on how to do things since his writing tends to be overview/theory.
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