- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (March 20, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0240810295
- ISBN-13: 978-0240810294
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,084,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Producing Video Podcasts: A Guide for Media Professionals 1st Edition
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This guide is full of solid information from people who know online video and are in the trenches doing it. It's a must read for anyone who wants to produce professional video podcasts. - Jason Van Orden, podcasting consultant and author of Promoting Your Podcast
.required reading..Starting with a clear analysis of the nature and business of podcasting it covers the essentials of production and finishes with the all-important topics of delivery, RSS feeds, publishing, and hosting. - Tom Wolsky, vp editorial, National Podcasting System, www.nationalpod.com
WOW, the accumulated knowledge from 1000's of hours of planning, production, post and delivery essentials delivered in a simple, concise fashion.a professional resource manual that needs to be a part of every video production library.- Gary Adcock, digital artist and technology trainer
.not just a book about Podcasting, but a full primer on professional audio and video production and digital publishing that is lavishly illustrated and full of practical tips. - Philip Hodgetts, president and ceo, Open Television Network openTVnetwork.com
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This guide is full of solid information from people who know online video and are in the trenches doing it. It's a must read for anyone who wants to produce professional video podcasts.
- Jason Van Orden, podcasting consultant and author of Promoting Your Podcast
...required reading...Starting with a clear analysis of the nature and business of podcasting it covers the essentials of production and finishes with the all-important topics of delivery, RSS feeds, publishing, and hosting.
- Tom Wolsky, vp editorial, National Podcasting System, www.nationalpod.com
WOW, the accumulated knowledge from thousands of hours of planning, production, post and delivery essentials delivered in a simple, concise fashion.a professional resource manual that needs to be a part of every video production library.
- Gary Adcock, digital artist and technology trainer
...not just a book about Podcasting, but a full primer on professional audio and video production and digital publishing that is lavishly illustrated and full of practical tips.
- Philip Hodgetts, president and ceo, Open Television Network, openTVnetwork.com
Put the video podcast medium to work for you and your clients with a winning formula. Know how video podcasts work and every facet of what it takes to produce a professional-quality program that will meet every criterion for success. The authors are seasoned video production pros that have been on the crest of the video podcasting wave as it has risen. With over 2500 episodes produced, they can reveal what works and what doesn't with detailed, illustrated guidance. You get the nuts and bolts of the complete process, including:
* Preproduction: budgeting guidelines, mapping your production, and working with talent
* Production: the ENG shooting style, lighting values and portability, sound, essential camera features, acquisition formats, and gear lists
* Postproduction: resources for adding music and images, motion graphics, and editing techniques
* Delivery: cost-effective hosting options, creating RSS feeds, compression, and hosting processes
* Promotion: choosing directories, promoting your program, and monetizing your podcast
Instruction and case studies go in-depth on issues unique to the podcast medium. A full-color presentation delivers tangible, inspiring examples of creative video podcasts. The companion website-www.VidPodcaster.com-provides a blog, templates, planning documents, sample clips, and state-of-the-art updates.
Richard Harrington is a certified instructor for Adobe, Apple, and Avid, and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. He is a popular trainer, podcaster, and prolific author, with 11 books and articles in DV, Photoshop User, and Layers magazine to his credit.
Mark Weiser is vice president of operations for RHED Pixel. Named to AV Multimedia Producer's list of top producers, Mark has been a featured speaker at DV Expo and the NAB conferences.
RHED Pixel (www.RHEDPixel.com) is a visual communications consultancy that is co-owned by the principal authors. Video and multimedia projects produced include over 2,500 video podcasts for clients that include Microsoft, Apple, and Google.
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8/25- I'm back. Initially I chose this book for a combination of 3 reasons: Publishing date, Publisher, and co-author Richard Harrington.
The publishing date, 2008, because it was the most current compared to other offerings I was considering. At that I was prepared for some of the information to be superseded or invalid and I was not disappointed when this proved to be true. This is after all a very contemporary topic in a fast changing technology in a fast changing environment.
The Publisher, Focal Press, because of the experience I've had with several of their books covering topics in the film-TV business. But, it has been quite some time since I last purchased one of their books. My positive reaction to their imprimatur comes from my previous experiences with what I considered their reliable level of producing Professional level volumes. This book changed all of that and I'll tell you why. Physically, this book measures about 7"X9" but easily could have been just as effective by eliminating the plethora of useless full color photos and printing the text across the entire page instead of leaving many pages with a full 1/3 page of white space from top to bottom. A 5"X7" size with only relevant pics, boxes and graphs would have been much more consciousness on their part and more environmentally responsible. This is a laughable achievement on the part of Focal Press. Had I picked this up in a local bookstore I would have flipped through it, replaced it on the shelf, and continued searching.
The co-author Richard Harrington. Through iTunes, I subscribe to the podcast "Producing Video Podcasts" by Richard Harrington. It is educated, informative, comprehensive and comprehensible. I've never met the man, but I feel he is committed to his subject and to sharing it with others. I learn something useful from each episode and so it is with this book. If you haven't discovered his podcast yet, I recommend you do so. His suggestions, the resources I might never have found in a timely fashion, the lessons he learned, and the logical linear approach to a finished product are the value for me in this book.
In my mind, Video Production is an imaging capture technique, while video podcasting is a specific delivery technique for images and information. With that in mind...This book began for me at chapter 8, page 155. The previous was essentially about video production. People go to specialty schools to learn the techniques of video production and certainly this book can't begin to do more than give an over view, although a pretty good one, of the topic. Page 155: I snapped into heightened awareness...YES! Now we're talking.
I'm now rereading the book, from chapt. 8 on. Using the information, I'm much better informed than I was, and yes I will make a video podcast . As for the book I will continue to give it 3 stars with the caveat that with a better publisher, it could have been so much more.
The authors give good definitions of industry terms that might not be familiar to a novice podcaster. The book covers a wide variety of features and gives step-by-step instruction on using the latest and ever-evolving technology and equipment, but it also discusses the business side of podcasting such as budget, hosting, publishing, and monetizing the show.
You'll be able to understand your audience and how to approach them after reading Producing Video Podcasts. The book is careful to keep beginning podcasters out of trouble with the copyright police by making sure the reader understands what music is safe for use on podcasts and where to obtain such material.
No book on videography would be complete without some information on RSS feed, YouTube, setting up cameras and microphones for filming, how to edit, and understanding HDV (high-definition video) standard sizes and frame rates. This book covers all that and much more. Filled with graphics, samples, tips, and photos, this is the complete handbook on preproduction, production, postproduction, delivery, and promotion of a professional video podcast.