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Through the Viewfinder

Do you want to be a top television cameraman? Well this is going to help! 

Through the Viewfinder is aimed at media students wanting to be top professional television cameramen – but it will also be of interest to anyone who wants to know what goes on behind the cameras that bring so much into our homes.

The author takes his own opinionated look at how to operate a television camera based on 23 years’ experience looking through many viewfinders for a major ITV network company. Based on interviews with people he has worked with, all leaders in the profession, the book is based on their views and opinions and is a highly revealing portrait of what happens behind the scenes in television production from a cameraman’s point of view.

The author says: “Being a cameraman is many things but there is a key to unlocking the greatest mysteries of why one is better than another. The good ones really do know how to tell a story with a box-full of metal filled with plastic and glass called a camera. Why? Because they put their heart, passion and emotion in it and although in some ways they are dreamers, they are always looking over the horizon to better things; they are also very pragmatic so have their feet firmly on the ground.”

The book’s foreword is by Michael Grade CBE, head of ITV.

Author: Jeremy Hoare
Publication Date: 13th December 2008
Book Format: Paperback
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Price: £21.95

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