How I wrote my first film book and hints and tips for filmmakers.
Here's the Facebook live video that I recorded last year to support the launch of my film book, "Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers' Guide". You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking this link: BUY SHOOTING BETTER MOVIES
In the video, I talk about how the book came about, how it got published and advice on how to write your own book, whatever the subject.
I also discuss the chapters and content in the book and go through each section as time-coded below.
Feel free to skip to any bits you might feel relevant.
4.20 - Origins of the book.
5.20 - Michael Wiese Publishers.
6.50 - Writing habits, secrets to writing a book.
9.05 - Excuses as to why you can't do something.
10.30 - Book content, introduction, writing/scripts.
11.50 - Producing, feature film mistakes, limiting the variables.
13.35 - Camera/lighting. What is good cinematography?
14.30 - Sound.
15.35 - Directing.
18.30 - Directing actors.
19.40 - Action verbs and actors
21.50 - The 10-second directing rule.
22.50 - Rehearsals are a good thing.
24.45 - Editing.
25.50 - The three secrets to filmmaking.
30.00 - Get Your Shit Together.
34.20 - Final thoughts, fear and self doubt.
35.26 - Student film, ambitious projects, resourcefulness, excuses, high standards.
39.05 - Cake analogy and fear.
40.40 - Student attitudes.
47.02 - Common traits in student films.
48.47 - Answering questions from viewers.
49.51 - Common traits continued...