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Filmmaking for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on filmWith all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of "Filmmaking For Dummies" features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, so ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by For Dummies (first published July 1st 2003)
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Ramiro
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I chose this because it has many ways for filmakig.I ould Like to be a Filmaker really Interesting. Sometimes not every time you need the correct amount of light and the correct background to get the perfect picture. You also need scenery that can give the person who sees the picture an idea of where that picture was taken or how pretty does it look.

Publishing or Printing a Picture or a Movie is Hard. You need to see that everything is right as you planned for your story or picure to be printed
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Felix
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are interested in filmmaking as either a hobby or an actual profession, this book should suit you well from an beginner to intermediate level.

It goes through the entire process in good detail. You will get tired of the awkward jokes found on every page, and it does feel a bit dated at times, but overall it is a good read it you are interested in filmmaking.
Charles Hancock
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This book is helpful if your a budding filmmaker but if you are just trying to make some youtube-worthy shorts then this might be a bit much. Very informative if you plan to have a career in film or begin a production company.
Aryan
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A real joy for the people wanting to be filmmakers. I say, and even James Cameron says, pick up a camera and just shoot something. Bryan Michael Stoller teaches you how to do that, and does just that with no compromise.
Kamil
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book for a layman filmmaker, talking about all important aspects of filmmaking.
joyce
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
nice and informative
Jason Whitaker
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great review for film school grads or great introduction for aspiring filmmakers.
Dwayne
Apr 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A filmmaking book for dummies :P
Colleen
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good, thorough overview of the filmmaking process. Also good to use as a reference book. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in filmmaking.
Jon
Mar 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a really great overall view of filmmaking. It touches on all aspects of the creative process from script to screen.
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Bryan Michael Stoller is an award-winning independent filmmaker and the author of Filmmaking for Dummies. Born in Ontario, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.
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