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Shot By Shot: Practical Guide to Filmmaking Paperback – 30 Nov 2000

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HASH(0x8ad6933c) out of 5 stars A beginning filmmaker's goldmine. 14 Oct. 1998
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Format: Paperback
This book covers the very basics of motion picture photography: lenses, framing, some blocking, lighting, cameras and more. Neat diagrams, pictures (demonstrations) and easy to read text. This book is also good for the professional who just needs to get back to basics!
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HASH(0x8ad69af8) out of 5 stars excellent resource filmmaking basics 22 Sept. 2003
By orbit13 - Published on
Format: Paperback
Consider this book the idiot's guide to moviemaking, which is why it's used in many beginner production classes. It's a thorough technical basics manual that no filmmaker should be without. (The 3rd edition focuses an entire chapter on digital editing.) Not only does it outline the proper way to film your Oscar-winner, it also explains why and how your equipment or shots function. There are chapters devoted to camera and lens, film stock, lighting, and sound and another five chapters regarding production and editing. (I'm still trying to figure out, however, why the pre-production, lighting, and sound chapters are relegated to the end of the book while the two editing chapters are sandwiched in the middle.) Drawings and photos illustrate the proper and improper ways to film, and an index and handy glossary are also included.
After using this book as my classroom companion, I came away with much more confidence in my elementary filmmaking skills. As a beginner, I appreciated the writing, which was concise without being overly technical. Each subject is segmented into digestible, reader-friendly chunks. If you want a solid foundation in filmmaking basics, this is the book to buy.
HASH(0x8ad69b64) out of 5 stars A Great, Concise Introductory Guide to Filmmaking 8 Jan. 2013
By Leonard Kirke - Published on
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I had to order this book for a film techniques class I took to earn a film minor back in 2011, and it is one of the few textbooks I've kept. It's small, concise, and very plainly written, making its information easy to understand and access. If you're interested in the basics of film making, this book will serve you well. I'd recommend it to any aspiring filmmaker.
HASH(0x8ad69a8c) out of 5 stars It has diagrams and photos and it is readable and easy to understand 29 May 2015
By C. Egan - Published on
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I've used this book for beginning filmmaking classes with high school students for over ten years. It has diagrams and photos and it is readable and easy to understand.
HASH(0x8ad70768) out of 5 stars awesome book 29 Jan. 2013
By Patrick Conlan - Published on
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ITs wonderful too book up on the progress we have made in the wonderful world of filmmaking, this book really helped.
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