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The Angry Filmmaker's Survival Guide Part One: Making the Extreme No Budget Film "When it comes to independent filmmaking Kelley Baker is the real thing. His experience, observations and practical advice reveals the raw truth about an important art form that has been hijacked, over-romanticized and betrayed by everyone from the mainstream media to its very own champions. T ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published May 21st 2009 by Booksurge Publishing
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David Menefee
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Aside from laugh-out-loud, brutal comments on some of the foibles of modern filmmakers, this book is stuffed full of practical advice. Written by someone who has been in the trenches for many years, it's a welcome addition to any aspiring filmmaker's shelf, but it's especially useful for those of us who are operating on a shoestring budget. The numerous, dated references to (non-digital) film don't detract from the work. Rather, they offer insight into the problem-solving skills that are general ...more
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There are a few worthwhile tidbits of advice here and there, interesting first hand experience, and funny rants, but this is by no means the 'how to' that I felt the title led me to believe it would be. Still decent, and the resource list in the back is pretty good.
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Very informative and funny guide to the challenges of filmmaking on a super-low budget.
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A graduate of USC’s film school, Kelley has a BA and an MFA in film production. He is an author, (Road Dog, The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide: Part One & Part Two) and an Independent Filmmaker. He has written and directed three full length features (Birddog, The Gas Café, & Kicking Bird), eight short films, and quite a few documentaries.

His films have aired on PBS, Canadian and Australia
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