Introduction: Achieving Professional Results. 1. Camcorder Basics: Getting Started. 2. Run-and-Gun Shooting. 3. Visual Composition. 4. Controlling Exposure. 5. Selective Focus and Depth of Field. 6. Controlling Color Balance. 7. Improving Sound. 8. Shooting in Available Light. 9. Lighting Techniques. 10. Shooting at Night. 11. Mounting the Camera. 12. Controlling the Moving Camera. 13. Still Photography. 14. Extreme Close-up Videography. 15. Advanced Techniques, Set-ups and Features. 16. Integrating the G10/XA10 with Larger Camcorders. 17. Accessories for Palm-Size Production. 18. Production Strategies. 19. Managing and Storing Video Files. 20. Editing Workflows. 21. A Canon/Sony Shootout. Glossary. Index. Appendix A: Camcorder and File Precautions. Appendix B: Canon XA10 and G10 diagrams. Appendix C: Navigating the XA10 and G10 Menu. Appendix D: Canon Vixia Series Comparison Chart. Appendix E: XA10/G10 versus Sony MC50u/CX560v Comparison Chart. Appendix F: Final Cut Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts. Appendix G: AVID Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts. Appendix H: Premiere Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts. Appendix I: Vegas Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts. Appendix J: Troubleshooting.
About the Author
Warren Bass is an independent film and video maker. He is a full professor (and former chair) of Film & Media Arts at Temple University where he teaches directing, cinematography, videography, and advanced documentary and fiction workshops. He was trained at the Yale School of Drama in directing and at Columbia University in film as their School of the Arts Scholar. He has taught at Yale, NYU, the State University of California, and the American Film Institute; has chaired university departments in Film, Television, and Theater in New England; served as Vice President of the University Film & Video Association; and for extended periods of time served as Director of Temple University's graduate program in Film & Television. He has directed theater at Lincoln Center, off-Broadway, and in regional professional theaters, including the world premiere of the musical drama Copernicus at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia. His film and video productions have been aired on PBS, syndicated television, and cable in the U.S. and on European, Asian, and Australian television. His work has received more than 100 regional, national and international awards.