Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices
Author: Rick Schmidt
Publisher: Penguin Books
I've got several ideas kicking around in my head, just waiting to be developed into feature length movies. While I don't have access to big budget Hollywood producers capable of writing a fat movie check and turn me loose on a sound stage, I already own most of the hardware and software required to produce a movie. This book helps fill in the gaps about how to turn your idea into a feature length success, without needing a small fortune to get the job done. The original version of the book comes with a Kevin Smith endorsement. The book was re-released in 2000 to include information on using Digital Video and the Internet to further enhance the low budget experience. Digital Video software is even more affordable now than it was in 2000, and the movie making tips remain just as relevant. While I haven't made a feature length movie, the information Rick Schmidt provides in this book, certainly leads me to believe I could. Before you get started making movies, whether you're simply creating productions for family enjoyment or attempting to enter the Sundance Film Festival, this book is worth its weight in tips and information on avoiding common mistakes.