Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low-Budget Movies Reviews

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  1. Bruce Boertje says:
    65 of 69 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Buy This Book First, January 10, 2003
    By 
    Bruce Boertje (Pella, IA United States) –
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    This is the book I’ve been looking for. If you are looking to make your first digital feature or short, this is the place to start. After purchasing 15-20 books on shooting film and video, this is the book I wish I had read first.

    The book describes in plain terms (without being patronizing) what is needed to produce a digital feature. From finding scripts, to casting actors and crew, all the way through to post-production and distribution, this book will guide you all the way. It gives examples of special effects, breaking down your script and creating a shooting schedule, sample actor and location release forms, even inexpensive meal suggestions for feeding your cast and crew during production!

    Dale Newton and John Gaspard know their craft. They’ve shot feature films in both film and video formats, and have many essential tips for the low/no budget filmmaker. The book is written with a sense of humor. The authors laugh at some of their mistakes while helping us avoid those same problems.

    If you are a novice or budding filmmaker but need a little direction to get started, this is the book for you.

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  2. S. Williamson "stevewz2" says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Live fast and dirty?, September 24, 2002
    By A Customer

    This is a pretty good book that tells you about how to make a movie without a lot of money. There’s a lot of good nuts and bolts info. But if the thought of haggling and begging for everything doesn’t strike you as very fun then you might want to look elsewhere. Also, DV film is changing so fast that there’s a world of technical info that makes books like these obsolete the by the time they get published. (Props to the authors for noting this themselves)

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  3. Anonymous says:
    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Should be your “first buy”, September 30, 2005
    By 
    S. Williamson “stevewz2” (Sandy, OR United States) –
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    When I decided to go down the path of becoming an indepedent filmmaker, I knew I needed to read up on the subject. After reading various reviews, I decided to get Digital Filmmaking 101 by Dale Newton and John Gaspard. I’m SO glad I did. This book is amazing! It covers everything you need to know about independent digital filmmaking, all from the perspective of doing it on a shoe-string budget.

    Although it doesn’t go into great detail on any one subject, it covers every aspect to at least a general level, making this a great introductory text. I’ve read it cover to cover at least three times and have re-read specific chapters several more times on top of that.

    Newton and Gaspard’s writing style is humorous yet matter-of-fact and you always get the feeling they are in your corner. Most other books written by industry experts tend to have a “talking down to you” tone to them.

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