Video techniques training books / videos

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Mike Walters
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Hi all,
As a relative newbie to the filming side of things, in particular the filming of live events and training videos, can anyone recommend a good book or video i can get to learn some of the better techniques that i would otherwise have to learn by trial and error?
Thanks in advance,
Mike

mooblie
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Have a look at On Camera by Harris Watts.

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Mike Walters
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Hi Mooblie,
I've ordered a copy - thanks for the advice,
Mike

chris thomas
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I'm interested in one that helps me schedule a shoot. Going from script, to storyboard, through to setups, camera angles and shot lists. Any recommendations?

Chris Thomas. http://cptv.co.uk - over 30 minutes of streaming video to bore yourself with!

chris thomas
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Anyone? Anyone?

Chris Thomas. http://cptv.co.uk - over 30 minutes of streaming video to bore yourself with!

guru
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I suggest (and I'm being serious here) the continuity handbook by Avril Rowlands from focal press. I think the current version's called "The continuity supervisor". It's meant as a guide for production assistants and has clear and well written info.

chris thomas
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Thank's guru! Looks pretty good from the content list, so, I've ordered a copy!

Chris Thomas. http://cptv.co.uk - over 30 minutes of streaming video to bore yourself with!

Rodreguez
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I've also got two other books from Focal Press. One is called "Lighting for Video", and the other is called "Video Camera Techniques". They're the only books I've got on video techniques so I can't conmpare them to other ones. They seem pretty good though.