Fundamentals of Television Production, 2/e Ralph Donald, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Riley Maynard, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Thomas Spann, Universityof Nebraska With a comprehensive approach to TV production, Fundamentals of Television Production balances a discussion of basic "how to" and "hardware" against a discussion of aesthetics, writing, performance, directing, producing and other important skills. Aimed at college undergraduate students taking beginning and intermediate television production courses, Fundamentals of Television Production makes the basic technical concepts of television easy to understand. For more rigorous programs, "Tech Manuals" provide more detailed technological information. The text begins with an overview that walks students through three types of production, then goes on to comprehensively cover everything from camera operation, shot composition, scriptwriting and television performance to production design and producing. Throughout, the role of aesthetic consideration in communicating mood and meaning is a constant theme. Features: A blend of aesthetics and practical "how-to" advice teaches the art of, as well as the skills involved in, professional production. Tech Manuals at the end of chapters provide technical explanations of the workings of television for those who want a more in-depth examination. More than 500 pictures and illustrations provide clear examples that assist the student in understanding the material. Word lists at the end of each chapter review newly introduced vocabulary terms. An Overview and Tour chapter takes students through the preproduction, production and postproduction phases of three different types of production.Maynard, Riley is the author of 'Fundamentals of Television Production ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205462322 and ISBN 0205462324.