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It's very easy to recommend this book for budding and experienced movie makers!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 9, 2022

It’s very easy to recommend this book for budding and experienced movie makers!

This book is clearly a labor of love by Tom Barrance. He has put his heart and soul into producing a book that teaches you the fundamentals of film making, but also delves into advanced concepts.

This is an A-Z for beginners, but is also useful for intermediate and advanced filmmakers. It is super easy to read and understand, including the technical stuff. Every topic contains pictorial descriptions and examples, which guide the reader.

This is, honestly, the absolute BEST book I’ve come across on the subject. Just buy it!

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Chai Nagappa

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Thanks for the review Chai, glad you liked it!

Great for beginners

Rated 5 out of 5
January 16, 2023

Great book and very informative for film making; covers a lot areas especially for camera movement. Highly recommend it.

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M Moore

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Thanks for the review, I’m glad you like it.

This is awesome

Rated 5 out of 5
January 16, 2023

Very detailed

Very helpful and I love this

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Will fairell

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Thanks for the review Will.

Easy to understand!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 13, 2023

This is what I like most about this book, it is written nicely, lots of photos and easy to read. Well structured and balanced as well. I do recommend it!

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Adi

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Thanks for the review, glad you like it!

Easy to read e-book, includes everything necessary to shoot a movie

Rated 4 out of 5
December 14, 2022

A very pleasant book that is easy to read. Rather, it is intended for beginning filmmakers and includes everything necessary to shoot a movie (and all that in a simple form).

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Peter

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Thanks for the review Peter, I’m glad you like it.

Straight to the Point

Rated 5 out of 5
November 22, 2022

Easy to read and understand, great explanations on pretty much all the topics of filmmaking!

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Adi

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Thanks for the review, glad you like the book!

The Basics of filmmaking

Rated 5 out of 5
August 16, 2022

A good introduction to the filmmaking process. It begins with developing a story idea. Then it covers Pre-production, production, post-production, and finally a thumbnail view of distribution. It is a well illustrated book that will get you started on your journey into filmmaking.

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Michael Toledo

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Thanks for the review Michael, glad you like it.

Nicely broken down

Rated 5 out of 5
June 27, 2022

Such a simply yet thorough book job. This book really gives you the fundamentals of storytelling through moving pictures and sound – not only that but light and creativity too! I wish I could’ve gotten before starting my course in Audiovisual.

Thanks !!

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Bu Memela

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Thanks, glad you like it!

A BEGINNERS MUST HAVE GUIDE TO MOVIE MAKING!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 15, 2022

Love the understandable step-by-step movie making instructions.

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DeJuan Collins

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Step by Step instructions are easy to follow

Rated 5 out of 5
May 14, 2022

I just reviewed the pdf tutorial and was impressed with how clear the guidelines are so that you can start making your movie tomorrow and have confidence with each lesson!

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Deborah Shariff

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Thanks for the positive review!

Great

Rated 5 out of 5
May 13, 2022

Clear step by step notes

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Rahel

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Glad you like it!

Don't Buy

Rated 1 out of 5
February 10, 2022

Plz Don’t buy . Not worth buying because you gona lose money and time.

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Jugnoo

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If you’re not happy with your purchase, let me know your order details and I’ll refund your payment.

Very well done

Rated 5 out of 5
January 29, 2022

Bought it for my teenage son who loves taking videos on my phone. Lots of detailed information with information visually presented in an easy-to-read format. Happy to have something that helps him understand the bigger view of the filmmaking process, and also learn the step-by-step stuff.

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Megan

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Thanks, hope your son enjoys his filmmaking!

Great Book

Rated 5 out of 5
January 29, 2022

I love this type of book. Lots of pictures and clear explanations of how you do it. It is a great primer for people whating to learn about making films.

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Rod Costner

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Thanks Rod, I’m glad you like the book.

It does what it says in the book

Rated 5 out of 5
October 4, 2021

It is very informative A long time needed in the industry.

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Peter

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Thanks, I’m glad you like it.

the page links are usefull

Rated 4 out of 5
September 28, 2021

very usefully items

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richard

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Thanks!

Clear and comprehensive guide

Rated 5 out of 5
September 28, 2021

If you are interested in making movies this well thought out guide is a great place to begin. Full of great tips and advice: “..what you really need is a good idea. Then you need to take the time to work out how to turn the idea into a movie.” And this book does just that: guide you through the basics including planning, equipment, film language, shooting, lighting recording sound and editing. It’s concise, easy to read and well-illustrated and once you’ve done this ‘course’ you’ll be ready to fly!. Thank you Tom!

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Deborah

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Thanks Deborah!

Easy to follow and up to date

Rated 5 out of 5
September 28, 2021

This book is great for teachers of film / tv who need ideas for lesson plans. The content is up to date and easy to understand. I originally bought this as an iPad app and then iBook. Well worth the purchase.

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Sean Udal

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Thanks Sean, I’m glad you’re finding it useful.

Great guide

Rated 5 out of 5
June 24, 2021

I like this guide because it breaks down movie making step by step. This book is amazing. I would buy it again.

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Tiffany

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Thanks Tiffany!

A late beginners view

Rated 5 out of 5
May 8, 2021

This is a well-presented introduction and answers all the questions I had, making this a perfect introduction for me.

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George T

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Thanks, I’m glad it meets your needs

 

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