• What You Don't Learn in Film School

  • A Complete Guide to (Independent) Filmmaking
  • By: Shane Stanley
  • Narrated by: Ted Jonas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Art
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Multi-Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Shane Stanley writes a book anyone and everyone should hear if they want an entertainment industry insider's professional guidance on how to create a movie. This book is an especially invaluable tool for those who have or plan to, attend a college or university film school. It's your complete guide to (independent) filmmaking. 

An in-depth, no-holds-barred look at making movies from ‘concept to delivery’ in today’s ever-evolving climate while breaking down the dos and don’ts of (independent) filmmaking. Learn invaluable industry secrets from top to bottom and discover the truth about independent film distribution as the lid is torn off the many myths surrounding sales agents and today’s release platforms that are certain to open listeners' eyes - and ruffle a few feathers!

©2018 Shane Stanley (P)2020 Shane Stanley

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very interesting and informative

a fascinating look into the harsh reality of the Hollywood system. making my first independent film now so this has been very helpful. seems like Hollywood has less to offer than ever.

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Great Read! Must read for any filmmaker!

I saw some of Shane Stanley's interviews on the film courage YouTube channel (also highly recommended) and wanted to hear more from him so I bought the Audiobook.

Usually when I listen to Audiobooks whole doing another task (dishes, laundry etc.. ) this book though I ended up sitting down and taking notes while listening.

This book manages to do a few things... On one hand it will scare the Bejesus out of you and probably convince you never to produce a movie in your life. But if you are crazy and dedicated enough to produce a film anyways than it will be an extremely useful tool in the process.
Either way it will be a thoroughly enlighting and enjoyable experience.

If you read this book and "producer to producer" you will have a great basic education in film production (which of course could never replace experience, but you have to start somewhere).

I wish it had a bit more detail on international filmmaking since a lot of us are not based in the U.S. Understandable though because Stanley is based in the U.S. and that is his Forte.

So as someone who has been to film school and learned plenty new things from this book, I can definitely recommend this read.

Thanks Stanley for this useful tool, can't wait for the next one.

Josh Trachtman

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Typical doom and gloom film makers book

This is your everyday film makers book. First they tell you how impossible it is… then “you might have a chance”.. and finally tada the “every other book” grand finally. You are better off watching YouTube videos

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  • 07-04-21

Every Film Student MUST Read/Listen To This

So real. So insightful. Definetly worth reading/listening to this it you are in film school