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The television handbook, 4th ed.


The television handbook, 4th ed.

Orlebar, Jeremy.



316 pages



Media practice


This text for students in media and journalism offers a UK perspective on television production and examines theoretical perspectives, genres and programs, the television industry, and technology for interactivity. Parts 1 and 2 present information on the development of contemporary television, the state of television in Britain today, and key aspects of the field. Some areas explored in these sections include public service broadcasting (PBS and BBC), approaches to narrative, and music television. Three later sections are dedicated to the genres of documentaries, news and sports, and drama. The section on production discusses basic equipment and gives details on shooting and lighting for television, the television studio, postproduction and creative editing, working in television, and television and the law. Boxes offer profiles of producers, editors, and studio personnel, plus case studies of popular shows such as Doctor Who and CSI. The book provides b&w photos and diagrams of equipment and studio layouts, plus a b&w story board, sample script pages, and a sample resume. Orlebar is a veteran BBC radio and television producer and director.

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