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on April 3, 2010
For those who love films but don't really know what's involved in their getting made, this is an excellent guide. Of course, it's even more indispensible for those who hope one day to make a film but aren't currently involved in the business. I emphasize "business" here because this isn't really a guide to the art of making films; you could imagine a similar book called "The Entrepeneur's Handbook: A comprehensive guide to establishing your own business in the age of the internet" and it would cover the same types of topics. For a guide to the art of filmmaking/directing, my favorite book is "Film Directing Fundamentals" by Nicholas Proferes. But for the practical and day to day and big picture of the business of filmmaking, "The Filmmaker's Handbook" is Indispensible: an excellent and thorough introduction and guide to the processes, the people, the arrangements, the contracts, the details that go into making films, especially independent films.

I required this book as one of the textbooks for my film history course on "American Independent Film" because it seemed to me there was no better way to indicate to students how much is involved in getting films made. It's a very helpful piece of the course and gives students a perspective that they wouldn't get from my own emphasis on film theory and criticism.
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on February 20, 2009
I really enjoyed this book! It covers so many topics about film making such as the type of cameras, pre-production, production, post-production, sound recording, and lighting.

It is very easy to read yet is quite technical at times which is great. The best part is that it is current with all the technologies that is out today (2008).

Fantastic book!
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on December 27, 1998
I used this book years ago in film school, and it was a great learning tool. It teaches every aspect of the filmmaking process. Even more exciting is the fact that this book is being completely revised for March 1998. The new revision will cover everything up to the inclusion of digital techniques in cinema. This book is a must-buy for the beginning filmmaker!
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon November 24, 2012
Look, it's a good book, it's really cheap and if you want to be in the film/tv industry, it's a must read. It covers a bunch of digital stuff that's already obsolete (cough-cameras-cough), but other aspects are future-proof (cinematography, framing, film stocks, exposures, progressive vs. interlaced, etc). I find myself going back to this book every once in a while.
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