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Great Books for Filmmakers

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If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell Report Abuse
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Campbell's book offers great insights into the low-budget filmmaking process, from conception to execution. This is a fun read, and you'll learn a lot from it.
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Matters of Light & Depth by Ross Lowell Report Abuse
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Learning your way around cinematographic concepts is critical as an independent filmmaker. This is a great book for getting the fundamental concepts.
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Film School: How to Watch DVDs and Learn Everything About Filmmaking by Richard D. Pepperman Report Abuse
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You can't be a filmmaker without learning to watch films to learn. This book is all about what to watch for and how to make your viewing experiences as educational as possible.
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Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert Mckee Report Abuse
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Good screenwriting is tough. This book will help you make sure your storytelling is solid.
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Think in 3D: Food for Thought for Directors, Cinematographers and Stereographers Report Abuse
Stereoscopic 3D film making is now moving from being an add on, into more serious territory as a valuable story telling medium. This book guides new Directors and Cinematographers in the art of Visual Storytelling in stereoscopic 3D. Out now on Amazon
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Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player by Robert Rodriguez Report Abuse
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Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know by Jennifer Van Sijll Report Abuse
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Hitchcock's Notebooks: An Authorized and Illustrated Look Inside the Creative Mind of Alfred Hitchcock by Dan Auiler Report Abuse
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Your Movie Sucks by Roger Ebert Report Abuse
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Sometimes you have to learn by seeing what not to do. Ebert tears apart bad movies in all the most entertaining, educational ways.
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The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus Report Abuse
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Painting With Light by John Alton Report Abuse
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The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script by David Trottier Report Abuse
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Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film & Television by Judith Weston Report Abuse
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Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder Report Abuse
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Marketing to Moviegoers: A Handbook of Strategies and Tactics by Robert Marich Report Abuse
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Something Like An Autobiography by Akira Kurosawa Report Abuse
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Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide by Chris Gore Report Abuse
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Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents by Louise Levison Report Abuse
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Film Scheduling: Or, How Long Will It Take to Shoot Your Movie? by Ralph S. Singleton Report Abuse
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Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know by Jeremy Vineyard Report Abuse
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The Complete Guide to Low-Budget Feature Filmmaking by Josh Becker Report Abuse
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