This well organised, easy to read book is a great starting point for any wannabe filmmaker. Excellent illustrations help the reader to visualise the many techniques described, from the most basic to the more advanced. If you already have a knowledge of film language, this book serves as a useful reference, and if you don't, it is the perfect introduction, which not only explains how filmmakers use techniques to evoke a certain emotion or emphasise a point, but also encourages you to look for these techniques when you watch a film, and makes suggestions as to which films to look at (this is very important - the illustrations, while good, can never fully explain a film technique, as film is all about the moving image). Chapters include Basic cinematic techniques, Composition techniques, Crane techniques, movement, perspective, and editing, as well as a miscellaneous section. The pages of this book really do include what the title suggests: Great camera moves every filmmaker should know. Of course, you won't learn how to be a great filmmaker from a book, but in conjunction with a video or DVD player, this is a good place to start.