The Television Handbook
4th Revised edition
Edited by Jeremy Orlebar
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Television Handbook by Jeremy Orlebar
Book DescriptionThe Television Handbook is a critical introduction to the practice and theory of television. The book examines the state of television today, explains how television is made and how production is organised, and discusses how critical thinking about programmes and genres can illuminate their meanings. This book also explores how developments in technology and the changing structure of the television industry will lead the medium in new directions. The Television Handbook gives practical advice on many aspects of programme making, from an initial programme idea through to shooting and the post-production process. The book includes profiles giving insight into how personnel in the television industry - from recent graduates to television executives - think about their work. The Television Handbook offers chapters on the vigorous debates about what is meant by quality television, how news and factual programmes are responding to interactive technologies, and how formats such as Reality/Talent TV have risen in prominence. It also considers how drama, sport and music television can be discussed and interpreted. The Television Handbook includes: * Profiles of TV news and drama producers, editors and TV studio personnel * Case histories of important TV genres and series * Practical programme making advice * Explanations of key theoretical perspectives in television studies
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415604130
(246mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeremy Orlebar
Practical Media Dictionary, Hardback (June 2003)
The difficulty for students and new entrants to the industry is that the day-to-day working language, the customised roles and the deployment of skills and specialist activities can seem at first daunting and impenetrable. This guide helps in understanding how the media works and how people in the media talk to each other about their industry.
Digital Television Production, Hardback (December 2001)» View all books by Jeremy Orlebar
This illustrated book presents all the basics of professional TV production. It is designed especially for students on all media courses offering an accessible "hands on" approach. It covers everything from research, budgeting and planning a documentary or drama, to writing for television.
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Author Biography - Jeremy Orlebar
Jeremy Orlebar is an experienced radio and television producer, freelance writer and lecturer. He has over twenty five years experience with BBC radio and television producing and directing programmes. His previous publications include: Digital Television Production (2002) and The Practical Media Dictionary (2003).
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