Sunday, October 14, 2007

A few good books for media folk

If you're particularly new to video, web design or media, here are a few good books that surfaced today whilst rearranging my book shelf.

A must, this quick easy access BBC handbook covers all the guidelines to uphold BBC values, from consent with interviews, risk assessment to secret filming.

You may not be a broadcaster but the guidelines give you the very best of ethics and morals in working your media.

Beg, borrow, steal :) one from a BBC friend.

Websites are produced at such a pace and it would be difficult to name a core number without an encyclopedia.

But this book recounts the early days and some of the zens, inspiring you to create with freedom.

One page would go on to influence an editing style, which I first noticed from The ronin, and I use in my work.

If you want to know more about the early days, this is a good book to have.

Talking of editing, how about this fantastic book, which runs you through the aesthetic and style of editors ranging from pop videos to Rodriguez's editor at work.

Published some 4 years ago, friends have tried to borrow this indefinately for a long time. Well illustrated, not a technical mag, but substance behind the craft.

Woops, how did they let me input my bits into the book.

Seriously, the difference between editing and cutting as an art form et al are waiting for you.

Dvisionaries' Transitions - Voices on the craft of digital editing is curated by Tina Hirsch whom at the time of publication was the A.C.E President of American Cinema Editors.
"No matter what your area of interest or experience, there's something to be learned from each of them", she says

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