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Rated 4.6 out of 5
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 16 reviews)
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A comprehensive Guide

Rated 5 out of 5
April 14, 2021

Hi. I bought this amazing book on-line after reviewing some of its pieces on camera shots on Internet. This is an extremely useful, concise and complete book with all the images supporting the content when needed. I have finished it twice and tend to use it like a little bible for quick reference. Simply Awesome! Buying it like doing yourself a favour really. A must read for evey aspiring filmmaker. Thanks for sharing… from Manchester.

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Jahangir Mirza


Rated 5 out of 5
May 15, 2022

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

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DeJuan Collins

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


Rated 5 out of 5
May 13, 2022

Clear step by step notes

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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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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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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

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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the page links are usefull

Rated 4 out of 5
September 28, 2021

very usefully items

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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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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

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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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

Really helpful guide

Rated 5 out of 5
May 5, 2021

This covers the basics and more. Its a great visual primer for those that have an interest in getting into making movies. Highly recommended

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Peter Hearn

A good source for beginners

Rated 4 out of 5
April 14, 2021

I like the .PDF and the contents. I took the printed pages and made it into a “flip-book”. this way I have a go-to reference during training and it lays flat so it is easy to use.

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It’s Got What You Need

Rated 5 out of 5
April 13, 2021

Other than a script and a camera, this book gives you everything you’d need to begin making films

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J. Daniels


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