Producing Great Sound for Digital VideoHow to Star in Your Own TV Show for $50 or LessBeginners Guide to Digital Video Production Vols 1 & 2
Jay Rose (1999, Miller Freeman Books, San Francisco, CA 94105, 349pp., $40)
With PBS and Turner Network Television production experience under his belt, author Jay Rose brings a wealth of experience to Producing Great Sound for Digital Video.
Producing Great Sound is a manual for creating digital audio for Mac and Windows users that matches the growing capabilities of digital video and nonlinear editing systems. Rose suggests that the book will enjoy a long shelf life since, "The techniques of good sound dont change."
Although the price of the book is a bit steep, you get what you pay for. With over 300 pages and many illustrations, the book is replete with facts and useful information. Rose covers the physics of sound, as well as important step-by-step instructions for everything from using microphones in the studio and on location to editing voices and music. Hes even included a CD-ROM of samples, diagnostic tools and tutorials to enhance the book.
How to Star in Your Own TV Show for $50 or Less
Glenn Darby (1999, Big Red Barn Productions, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 240pp., $15)
In How to Star in Your Own TV Show For $50 or Less, Glenn Darby shares from his experience of producing and directing over 2000 shows for Public Access television. From brainstorming to interning to directing to hosting to editing, Darby covers the spectrum of producing a Public Access show.
The numerous grammatical errors and typos dont detract from Darbys enthusiasm or knowledge of Public Access television as a medium for self expression. Its this enthusiasm and Darbys experience that make How to Star a valuable resource for the would-be video producer.
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