OiReilly & Associates has published a new book aimed at amateur videographers, "Digital Video Pocket Guide". Written by Derrick Story, the book is an overview for basic film techniques including three-point lighting and camera options. According to OiReilly & Associates:
A good camcorder is no guarantee that youill be able to produce good movies (if it were, weid all have some darn good films with which to entertain our friends).
Still, itis a step in the right direction. Couple it with some expert advice from a video mentor, and even the most inexperienced filmmakers can produce great looking videos to share with family, friends, and the world at large.
The new "Digital Video Pocket Guide" by Derrick Story is a complete guide to shooting the type of videos youive always aspired to--from understanding digital video technology and selecting the right camera for your needs to mastering good video technique.
This pocket guide is for anyone who uses a digital video camera. Even advanced amateurs forget how to control depth-of-field or how to set up three-point lighting. Completely indexed, delightfully compact, with full color examples throughout, the "Digital Video Pocket Guide" is the ultimate shooting companion.
You can find more information about the "Digital Video Pocket Guide" at the OiReilly & Associates Web site. The book is available for US$14.95.