Released on 2019-07-25Categories Performing Arts

Video and DVD Industries

Video and DVD Industries

Author: Paul McDonald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839021114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 405

When the videocassette recorder was launched on the consumer market in the mid-1970s, it transformed home entertainment. Bringing together complementary but also competing interests from the consumer electronics industry and the film, television and other copyright industries, video created a new sector of media business. Two decades later, DVD reinvented video media for the digital age. DVD provided consumers with an innovative form of entertainment technology and almost instantaneously became the catalyst for a huge boom in the video market. Although the VCR and DVD created major markets for video hardware and software, the video business has been continually shaped by industry conflicts and tensions. Repeatedly the video market has become divided when faced with the introduction of competing formats. Easy reproduction of films and other works on cassette or disc made video software a lucrative market for the copyright industries but also intensified struggles to combat the effects of commercial piracy. 'Video and DVD Industries' examines the business of video entertainment and provides the first study looking at DVD from an industrial perspective. Detailing divisions in the video business, the book outlines industry battles over incompatible formats, from the Betamax/VHS war, to competing laserdisc systems, alternatives such as video compact disc or Digital Video Express, and the introduction of HDDVD and Blu-ray high-definition systems. Chapters also look at the formation of international markets in the globalization of video media, the contradictory responses of the Hollywood studios to video and DVD, and the legal and technological measures taken to control industrialized video piracy.
Released on 2019-05-02Categories Performing Arts

George Clooney

George Clooney

Author: Paul McDonald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239338

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 720

Paul McDonald's study of the actor-filmmaker George Clooney traces the star's career, from his role in the hit television medical drama ER to his dual screen persona, allowing him to move seamlessly from commercial hits such as Out of Sight (1998) and Ocean's Eleven (2001) to more offbeat roles in such films as Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). McDonald also considers Clooney's political activism and his roles in such explicity political films as Three Kings (1999) and Syriana (2005), as well as his work as a producer of films including Argo (2012) and as director of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002); Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Suburbicon (2017) among others. McDonald places Clooney in the context of the Hollywood star system, considering the argument that Clooney's star persona has many similarities with that of Classical Hollywood movie stars such as Cary Grant, but also addresses Clooney as a very 21st century transmedia celebrity.
Released on 2007Categories Business & Economics

Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 2007

Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 2007

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781593920661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 585

View: 200

The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.
Released on 2008Categories Business & Economics

Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 2008

Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 2008

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781593921033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 594

View: 995

The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.
Released on 2014-09-19Categories Performing Arts

The Television Will Be Revolutionized, Second Edition

The Television Will Be Revolutionized, Second Edition

Author: Amanda D. Lotz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479830077

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 955

Many proclaimed the “end of television” in the early years of the twenty-first century, as capabilities and features of the boxes that occupied a central space in American living rooms for the preceding fifty years were radically remade. In this revised, second edition of her definitive book, Amanda D. Lotz proves that rumors of the death of television were greatly exaggerated and explores how new distribution and viewing technologies have resurrected the medium. Shifts in the basic practices of making and distributing television have not been hastening its demise, but are redefining what we can do with television, what we expect from it, how we use it—in short, revolutionizing it. Television, as both a technology and a tool for cultural storytelling, remains as important today as ever, but it has changed in fundamental ways. The Television Will Be Revolutionized provides a sophisticated history of the present, examining television in what Lotz terms the “post-network” era while providing frameworks for understanding the continued change in the medium. The second edition addresses adjustments throughout the industry wrought by broadband delivered television such as Netflix, YouTube, and cross-platform initiatives like TV Everywhere, as well as how technologies such as tablets and smartphones have changed how and where we view. Lotz begins to deconstruct the future of different kinds of television—exploring how “prized content,” live television sports and contests, and linear viewing may all be “television,” but very different types of television for both viewers and producers. Through interviews with those working in the industry, surveys of trade publications, and consideration of an extensive array of popular shows, Lotz takes us behind the screen to explore what is changing, why it is changing, and why the changes matter. Instructor's Guide
Released on 2010-03-30Categories Performing Arts

A/V A to Z

A/V A to Z

Author: Richard W. Kroon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457403

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 772

View: 325

Defining more than 10,000 words and phrases from everyday slang to technical terms and concepts, this dictionary of the audiovisual language embraces more than 50 subject areas within film, television, and home entertainment. It includes terms from the complete lifecycle of an audiovisual work from initial concept through commercial presentation in all the major distribution channels including theatrical exhibition, television broadcast, home entertainment, and mobile media. The dictionary definitions are augmented by more than 700 illustrations, 1,600 etymologies, and nearly 2,000 encyclopedic entries that provide illuminating anecdotes, historical perspective, and clarifying details.
Released on 2005-07Categories Business & Economics

Writing, Financing, & Producing Documentaries

Writing, Financing, & Producing Documentaries

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595366330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 931

Learn how to write, finance, produce, distribute, publicize, launch, and market documentaries-videos on DVD or similar formats and/or movie scripts. Use your personal computer and your camcorder linked together for editing. Learn about the best script-formatting software to use. Make time and money budgets. Learn how to get funding by fundraising. Write Audio-Visual scripts and turn them into reality-based documentaries for information, travel, or education. Use the Internet's Web to syndicate and disseminate your content in text, audio, or video formats. This can be a career, business, or hobby. You can work online. Documentaries may be based on reality video, life stories, or current issues in the news or in society. Popular subjects for linking your personal computer to your camcorder can be anything from world or local travel, your lectures, or life issues. You can link your personal computer to the tapes in your camcorder and broadcast at home part time or whatever hours you desire. You can transfer your files to CDs and DVDs and save them or mail them out. Podcasting refers to uploaded MP3 audio files to a Web site that offers 'podcasts'-broadcasting from a Web site online. RSS feeds are put on Web sites that offer content syndication of your writing or 'Blogs' which are online publications, diaries, or sites that allow content and comment to be inserted regularly. Now anyone can publish or broadcast via the Web and/or print-on-demand publishing software. Learn how to start and run 25+ low-cost online home-based scriptwriting or video production businesses at home. Use your video scriptwriting, public relations, and documentary producing interest.
Released on 2007-07-10Categories Pets

How to Video Record Your Dog's Life Story

How to Video Record Your Dog's Life Story

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532000409

Category: Pets

Page:

View: 205

Your dog deserves a "celebration of life" video. Here's how to video record your dog's life story or make a movie, DVD, training documentary, or Time Capsule starring your dog included in your intergenerational family. Learn to record your dog's life story. Nearly everybody uses a camcorder to make videos of the family dog or takes pictures and puts them in a scrapbook to remember a dog as part of a family. Put your videos on DVDs, Flash Drives, CDs, or save to your computer linked to your camcorder for editing. From the time you first bring home a new puppy, a "this is your life" video podcast or disc of your dog's memorable moments can become part of a family history video newsletter or keepsake heirloom album. Learn how to conserve, protect videos, diaries, scrapbooks, or photos in digital or acid-free paper scrap books. Produce a personal, family, or salable video starring you and your dog. If you want to make the video available to others, you'll find instruction here on how to write, finance, produce, distribute, publicize, launch, promote, and market salable dog documentaries that include intergenerational family video newsletters or videos that feature prominently dogs or any pet.
Released on 2002-07-15Categories Business & Economics

How to Make Money Organizing Information

How to Make Money Organizing Information

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595236954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 675

View: 633

How to Make Money Organizing Information is about preparing, packaging, writing, creating, developing, producing, designing, locating, navigating, selling, and marketing information. It's also about writing scripts, producing videos with your camcorder, and using your personal computer hooked to your camcorder with a cable to transfer information or videos, sound, or other content to your computer. This book gives you practical information about working online at home with flexible hours—either part or full time. How to Make Money Organizing Information is for all ages and all situations. It doesn't matter whether you're home-based, have a disability, are over age 60 or a young student who wants to work part time, or need a full-time business to support yourself and your family. More than 26 businesses described can be operated using either a computer or camcorder or both linked together to transfer text, graphics, or sound at the same or different times. The guidebook is about how to start on a tight budget and operate many low-capital businesses dealing with the creation, development, and dissemination of information of all kinds for a variety of businesses and purposes. Part Two of the book is about writing for the new media/digital media and how to sell or launch your freelance writing in the media before it is published. The chapters focus on how to create, promote, and sell your information and how to research your intended markets. You can start many types of businesses at home part time from gift baskets to making dolls for medical offices, but these business-based homes work with information online and on disk, in print, and sent through e-mail attachments. Check out the associations and training programs information in the appendices.