Media aesthetics have gained prominence with the dramatic advances in the digital technology of video and electronic cinema. In this dynamic field, Herb Zettl's SIGHT SOUND MOTION/APPLIED MEDIA AESTHETICS FIFTH EDITION is more applicable than ever. This new edition of SIGHT SOUND MOTION continues to be the most comprehensive book on the market, not only describing the major aesthetic image elements--light and color, space, time-motion, and sound-but also presenting in-depth coverage on the creative ways that they are used in television and film. Zettl's thorough coverage of aesthetic theory and the application of that theory place this contemporary and highly relevant text in a class by itself. Richly illustrated, this edition features strong visuals that often draw on traditional art forms, such as painting, sculpture, and dance.
Table of Contents
1. Applied Media Aesthetics. 2. The First Aesthetic Field: Light. 3. Structuring the First Aesthetic Field: Lighting. 4. The Extended First Field: Color. 5. Structuring Color: Function and Composition. 6. The Two-Dimensional Field: Area. 7. The Two-Dimensional Field: Forces Within the Screen. 8. Structuring the Two-Dimensional Field: Interplay of Screen Forces. 9. The Three-Dimensional Field: Depth and Volume. 10. Structuring the Three-Dimensional Field: Building Screen Volume. 11. Building Screen Space: Visualization. 12. The Four-Dimensional Field: Time. 13. The Four-Dimensional Field: Motion. 14. Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Timing and Principal Motions. 15. Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Continuity Editing. 16. Structuring the Four-Dimensional Field: Complexity Editing. 17. The Five-Dimensional Field: Sound. 18. Structuring the Five-Dimensional Field: Sound Structures and Sound/Picture C combinations. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.