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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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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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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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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  • 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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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

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disapointment

Any additional comments?

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 And much of the information is outdated

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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.