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Author Dwyer, Paul (Paul Adrian), author

Title Understanding media production / Paul Dwyer
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Contents A theory of media production -- Producing feature films -- Producing studio shows -- Producing filmed TV series -- Producing news reports -- Producing TV formats -- Producing digital content -- Conclusions: creativity and innovation in media production
Summary "Through in-depth analysis of different types of film, TV and online content, Understanding Media Production examines whether media theory can help inform good practice in media production. Using contemporary examples including Pirates of The Caribbean, Game of Thrones, Love Island and PewDiePie's 'letsplay' videos, Dwyer tracks the evolution of these entertainment formats and outlines how industry sectors and regulatory structures emerged to produce them. Chapters describe the production practices associated with each type of media content, like single and multi-camera production, headlines and "inverted pyramids", three-point lighting and gameplay animation. They also outline key production roles; directors, producers, reporters, correspondents etc. The book goes on to examine contemporary changes in these established production practices and professions, as media organisations use new technologies and process innovations to achieve efficiencies, reduce costs and increase profits. Understanding Media Production's comparative approach uniquely highlights the similarities and differences in the production strategies and styles used for a range of media products. Furthermore, it makes important links between the economic, socio-political and cultural factors which influence these practices. The book is designed to encourage constructive debate between media practitioners and media theorists and offer aspiring producers an introduction to understanding the main production methods used across the UK and US"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Paul Dwyer is Director of the Creative Enterprise Centre, a Course Leader and a member of the CAMRI research group at the University of Westminster, UK. He is a former producer and director of factual, news and drama TV and radio programmes
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 3, 2019)
Subject Broadcasting -- Production and direction -- Great Britain
Broadcasting -- Production and direction -- United States
Digital media -- Production and direction -- Great Britain
Digital media -- Production and direction -- United States
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Great Britain
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- United States
Television -- Production and direction -- Great Britain
Television -- Production and direction -- United States
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Television -- Production and direction.
United Kingdom.
United States.
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