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"" The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide. By Anthony Q. Artis. Get started now with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. You will learn how to make your project better, faster, and cheaper. The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast. More...
The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide book.

"" DV Filmmaking: From Start to Finish. By Ian Aronson. Covers all aspects of the new digital video frontier, for amateurs and professionals alike, from the nuts and bolts of timecode and aspect ratio, to framing, lighting, and sound recording, as well as editing, special effects, and distribution. More...
DV Filmmaking: From Start to Finish book.

"" Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos, Fourth Edition. By Alan Rosenthal. As Rosenthal states in the preface to this new edition of his acclaimed resource for filmmakers, this is "a book about storytelling - how to tell great and moving stories about fascinating people, whether they be villains or heroes." More...
Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films book.

"" The Art of the Documentary. By Megan Cunningham. The directors, editors, cinematographers, and producers behind today's most thought-provoking nonfiction films reveal the thought processes, methods, and collaborations that have guided their efforts -- from project conception to developing, producing, shooting, editing, and releasing documentary films. More...
The Art of the Documentary book.

More Books

"" Before You Shoot: A Guide To Low Budget Film Production. By Helen Garvy. Practical, down-to-earth common sense primer for independent filmmakers. Producing is a skill and Garvy lets you eavesdrop on her troubleshooting and problem-solving on a range of film/video projects. More...

"" By Design: Interviews With Film Production Designers. By Vincent LoBrutto. Twenty prominent feature film designers talk about their careers, their relationships with Hollywood directors, and how they formulated and executed the technical and aesthetic designs of their film projects. More...

"" The Complete Film Production Handbook, Third Edition. By Eve Light Honthaner. Comprehensive step-by-step guide covering the essentials of the business, from sample pre-production and post production schedules to contracts and company policies relating to insurance, talent management, and even customs and immigration details. More...

"" Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low-Budget Movies. By John Gaspard and Dale Newton. Great for novice indie filmmakers, this is a practical guide to digital filmmaking on a budget. Topics included scriptwriting, budget planning, funding, equipment, casting, crew, and more. More...

"" Directing the Documentary, Fourth Edition. By Michael Rabiger. Updated to reflect the revolutionary switch to digital, you will learn how to research and focus a documentary film or video idea, develop a crew, direct the crew, maintain control during shooting, and oversee post-production. Practical work is emphasized, with dozens of exercises and questionnaires to help focus your ideas and give you hands-on practice. The documentary is treated as an important genre in its own right, as well as a useful prelude to directing feature films. More...

"" The Documentary Film Makers Handbook: A Guerilla Guide. By Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew Zinnes. Features in-depth documentary case studies and interviews with industry professionals, on subjects as diverse as interview techniques, the NBC News Archive, music rights, setting up your own company, the Film Arts Foundation, pitching your proposal, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Documentary Channel, the British Film Council, camera hire, filmmaking ethics, working with kids, editing your documentary, and DVD distribution. More...

"" Documentary in Practice: Filmmakers and Production Choices. By Jane Chapman. Through analysis of real life production situations, Jane Chapman shows the challenges and issues faced during the filmmaking process and advises on how students can gain invaluable insight from these projects. More...

"" The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap. By Stu Maschwitz. Written by the co-founder of the Orphanage (the legendary guerrilla visual effects studio responsible for award-winning effects in such movies as Sin City, The Day After Tomorrow, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), this book is a must-have for all those budding filmmakers and students who want to produce action movies with visual effects but don't have Hollywood budgets. More...

"" Film Production Management 101: The Ultimate Guide For Film And Television Production Management and Coordination. By Deborah S. Patz. Two books in one, this is a complete insider's guide to the business of film or television production. More...

"" Film Production Technique: Creating The Accomplished Image. By Bruce Mamer. Explores cutting-edge technologies and traditional techniques, covering lighting, cameras, editing, crew organization, and the production process. An outstanding art program helps students understand difficult material and visualize the equipment and methods currently used in the film industry. More...

"" Film Production Theory. By Jean Pierre Geuens. Integrates contemporary film theory into the teaching of film production, presenting alternatives to the standard Hollywood model of filmmaking. More...

"" Film Production, Second Edition. By Steven Bernstein. A long established and authoritative textbook on the techniques and processes of filmmaking from script to screen. It provides an easy to follow technical introduction to the subject, demystifying the processes and explaining terms for the beginner. More...

"" Film Production: The Complete Uncensored Guide To Filmmaking. By Greg Merritt. Aims to provide the reader with real world facts about producing and selling a motion picture. More...

"" How to Make a Hollywood Movie for Under $800!. By Ken Costanza. Practical information on making a feature length film with few resources. Topics include assembling a team, scriptwriting, contracts, locations, cast and crew, marketing, and more. More...

"" Independent Feature Film Production: A Complete Guide From Concept To Distribution. By Gregory Goodell. A straightforward, insightful, and articulate account of what it takes to make a successful feature film. This new edition of the filmmaker's bible has been completely updated to reflect changes in every aspect of the moviemaking process. More...

"" Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company. By Sara Caldwell. Firsthand knowledge and advice on every aspect of forming a film production company. Film production company owners, entertainment attorneys, accountants, and distributors answer the most commonly asked questions. More...

"" Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries of Real Events. By Barry Hampe. Traces the two main approaches to documentary--recording behavior and re-creating past events—and shows students how to do both effectively. Covering all the steps, from conceptualization to completion, the book includes chapters on visual evidence, documentary ethics, why reality is not enough, budgeting, casting, crew, and equipment selection. More...

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