Video Field Production and Editing, Seventh Edition Ronald J. Compesi, San Francisco State University Video Field Production and Editing concentrates on video techniques and technology appropriate for "small scale" single-camera electronic field production (EFP) and electronic news gathering (ENG). This text offers the latest material on new digital field recording and editing technologies and is written in a concise, non-technical, user-friendly format. It takes students through the video production process from initial planning through final editing. New to the Seventh Edition Reorganized and updated throughout to ensure that students learn about the latest developments in this rapidly changing field. New sections dedicated to HDV (High Definition Video) videotape recording formats and tapeless digital recording media including high capacity optical discs, solid-state memory cards, and computer hard drives. Chapter 2, "Production Planning," now includes new examples of production planning materials such as budgets, storyboards, and script treatments as well as discussions of copyright and distribution. An expanded Chapter 7, "Lighting," contains a more detailed discussion of field interview lighting techniques. New sections in Chapter 8, "Sound," on digital audio file formats and the Pro Tools digital audio production system. Chapter 9, "Editing Aesthetics," incorporates new sections on "Editing Voice-Driven Stories" and "Storytelling," focusing on news, documentary, and television magazine feature story structure. Chapter 13, "Postproduction Graphic Design," integrates a discussion of video graphics on postproduction graphic design. More than 100 new or revised photographs and illustrations of contemporary video field production practices and equipment allow students to see examples of the current materials available in the field. Praise for Video Field Production and Editing The blending of the technical and aesthetic aspects of video production is always a challenge, and Compesi has made a very good effort at making [these qualities] accessible to students in an introductory course. This is important to me as an educator and I believe it is an important core to a well-written text on video production. ~ Laura Vazquez, Northern Illinois UniversityCompesi, Ronald J. is the author of 'Video Field Production And Editing', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205483358 and ISBN 0205483356.