My top 6 Filmmaking Books!

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for book recommendations on filmmaking. I’ve read a lot of them over the years, some bad, some good, some great. Here’s a list of the top 6 books I think you’ll find useful.
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How to shoot a film for 10 Dollars

In this video we cover how to shoot Ultra low budget films. Filmmaking can be expensive, so what happens if you’ve only got 10 dollars and you want to make a film. Making films for cheap requires a different kind of filmmaking process called Resource Filmmaking.

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8 ESSENTIAL skills you need for a Career in filmmaking!

If you were to ask different filmmakers how they got noticed, you’d get a few different stories, from family ties, to Luck, to success on the film festival circuit to getting noticed from online work. There is no sure-fire way to make it but If you develope these essential skills you’ll definitely increase your odds of success.

BOOKS MENTIONED
Directing actors by Judith Weston
Story by Robert Mckee
Screenplay by Syd Field
Save the cat by Blake Snyder

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How I shoot B-roll – My Techniques and Tricks


Let’s talk filmmaking tips and tricks. Here’s what I use to get B-roll. For those who are new to filmmaking, your A-roll is the footage of your subject speaking while your B-roll is the footage you cut away to. you can usually hear the subject’s voice over in the A-roll while you see something different on the screen.

Usually the B-roll is related to whatever is being discussed in the A-roll. B-roll is super important as we typically use it to spice things up visually. Check out the video to see my techniques for getting B-roll.

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Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make!

Tips for beginner filmmakers. When you’re starting out as a filmmaker you’ve gotta make some good mistakes inorder to progress. It’s all apart of the process. We cover the top 15 most common filmmaking mistakes beginners make from story, to lighting to editing, composition and more.

Short film mentionedĀ Seafood Tester short

Here’s a written list of all 15 common mistakes from the video:

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Why Filmmakers Should Study Bad Movies

Storytelling is a muscle and just like any other muscle it must be worked. Breaking down other films is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to work that storytelling muscle.

If you’re new to filmmaking and screenwriting, you should breakdown as many movies as you can. Every film is a text book. Even the “bad” ones.

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MASTERING compositioin + Cinematography with Will Smith

We cover composition and framing techniques for filmmaking, the aesthetic of beauty, the rule of thirds, headroom, leadroom, and more. As with everything in life nothing can truely be mastered but with a lot of practice we can get pretty darn close.

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