Roll! Shooting TV News: Shooting TV News:Views from Behind the Lens

Roll! Shooting TV News: Shooting TV News:Views from Behind the Lens

By: Rich Underwood (author)Paperback

Only 1 in stock

£35.09 RRP £38.99  You save £3.90 (10%) With FREE Saver Delivery


Roll! Shells fly overhead as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together giving the reader a look through the viewfinders of the very best television photojournalists. As 19 experts weigh in with their candid, personal stories and photographic tips, it's as if you're over their shoulders, following their intuitions and hearing their thoughts as they shoot. The trade term for what they do is called ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and whether they're called Cameramen, Backpack Journalists, Television Photographers or any other moniker de jour, they're all paid to bring the world's events into living rooms around the world. These are the men and women who capture the bleeding edge of history - as it happens. Written in a smooth, unique interview style, this book is a necessary read for photojournalists, videographers and tv photojournalists.

About Author

Rich Underwood teaches Advanced Cinematography at San Diego State University in California. He is a working director and cinematographer. More about the author's production work can be found on


Chapter 1: The History of Television Photojournalism - From the Beginning Chapter 2: John DeTarsio, A Storyteller's Story Take 2: Storytelling Chapter 3: Larry Hatteberg, The Chain Of Command Chapter 4: Eric Kehe, The Photographic Department - People and Equipment Take 2: The Language of Lenses Chapter 5: Stephen Hooker, Camera Techniques for Spot News Take 2: The Shot & Motion Chapter 6: Christian Parkinson, General News - From Kings to Commoners Chapter 7: Ray Farkas: Interviews - Talking Heads and Voyeurism Take 2: Composition Chapter 8: Corky Scholl, Feature Stories, B-Roll, Sequencing and Great Moments Chapter 9: Lisa Berglund, Truth and Filmmaking, Objective and Subjective Camerawork. Chapter 10: Ian Pearson, Legalities and Ethics - Do the Right Thing Chapter 11: Mitchell Wagenberg, Covert Camera - The Fangs of the Fourth Estate Chapter 12: Heidi McGuire, The One - Woman - Band Chapter 13: Greg Stickney, Live - What TV News Does Best Chapter 14: Sam Allen, Get Into the Game - Athletic Photography Chapter 15: Brian Weister, Editing - A Cut Above Chapter 16: Mike Elwell: Embed - War Coverage Chapter 17: Bart Noonan, World Coverage - From the Top Down Chapter 18: David Hands, Freelancing in TV News Chapter 19: Rustin Thompson, From News to Independent Documentaries Chapter 20: Kevin Sites, The Future of Journalism Parting Shots Appendix A Video Formats Appendix B Setting Up a Video Monitor Appendix C More on Lighting Appendix D RCFP First Amendment Handbook (brief outline) Appendix E RTNDA Code of Ethics Appendix F NPPA Code of Ethics Appendix G Sound

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780240808482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780240808482
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 0240808487

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly