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Rated 4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 19 reviews)
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A very, very useful resource for budding filmmakers

Rated 5 out of 5
July 16, 2022

A fantastic step by step guide to get budding filmmakers started. I’ve been looking for something like this for awhile. This is by far the best resource I could find.
Covers the A to Z of film making for beginners as well as intermediate level. It is a great resource, particularly for filmmakers using digital formats. It is a book to keep handy at all times. There links to downloadable templates for storyboard, shot lists, logging, etc. The author has also taken the trouble to provide a great glossary section and an index.
Kudos to the author, Tom Barrance, for this great effort!

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C Nagappa

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Thanks for the review, glad you like it!

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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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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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

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

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Thanks, I’m glad you like it

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

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

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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JP

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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