Directing a Film

Hints and Tips for Making the Most of the Footage You Have
Narrated by: Benjamin Myers
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This book will show you how to go from your unrealized dream to being a director. We'll start off by showing you how to do all the planning that will help this film project go off without a hitch and avoid some of the more common pitfalls that commonly plague first-time directors. Next, you'll get a look at the production itself, from how to keep your crew happy and productive to directing actors into giving the performance you've imagined. Lastly, your vision will truly come alive in the post-production process. This book will give you hints and tips for making the most of the footage you have.

©2014 Alex Coffey (P)2014 Alex Coffey

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  • MJ
  • 04-17-15

Basic

It's definitely for beginners. That's all I can say. If you have been to some school for me to short already, and there's not much here that can help you.

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Great book for a first time Film Maker.

Would you listen to Directing a Film again? Why?

Yes, It has a lot of tricks and tips that are worth listening to again.

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Boring

Seriously hard to listen to... I listen to a lot of books on tape and this one just didn't work for me..

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Wouldn't recommend

Distracting errors either in narration or writing that became distracting and destroyed my faith in the books information.

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good info

Very basic, but content was good. Kind of like a refresher or an introductory for beginners like me. I enjoyed it

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Well executed!

This book provides an excellent overview of the film making process especially for inexperienced directors.

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really helpful

was well thought out and delivered with lots of great information and advice for someone not so experienced

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I found it helpful

I'm a newbie, so this is awesome for me. I have no schooling just experience with working on sets. This helped online everything for me as I an working towards creating my first feature.

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good for a high schooler

Would you try another book from Brett Griffin and/or Benjamin Myers?

the pacing of his voice will drive you crazy

What didn’t you like about Benjamin Myers’s performance?

his monotone slow voice

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disapointment

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this book is for those who no nothing about film production. And much of the information is outdated

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  • Oleg Rudkovskij
  • 03-23-19

dont buy

totally useless unless you have no knownladge at all. just basics here. you learn this in first month of film school or even youtube vlogers. very short and narrator cjanges half way. seems no effort was put in it at all.

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  • Darren C.
  • 08-03-15

Incredibly Useful

Covers everything from the ground up.
A great way to avoid first time film making pitfalls.
Will make a huge difference to my next production.