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books to read for cinematography, screenwriting, direction

1.Syd field books on screen writing

When I first read these books I really very confident that I can write a script , It is both technical and have lots of insight on how to write characters and how certain scenes should be written

2. In the blink of an eye on editing

best book on editing which is very straight forward .Actually this book is not about the technical settings of a particular software but this books is about the psychology about editor . It shows both editor perspective and audience perspective how certain scene operates .Per example he says when you are in a film theater observe how many people are blinking at same time for a certain scene .If most of the people are blinking at same time means editor succeeded with bringing audience to the scene and feeling their emotion.

3.making movies sidney lumet

This book is a must read for wannabe directors as it deals with all crafts.Every craft is explained with real time examples on sets with simple terms

4.Film directing shot by shot by steve katz

This book is part of many seminars in film schools as a graduation study.discusses on all various shots and when to use which type of shots,blocking film scenes etc

5.From reel to deal

this book is must to know the practicle experience of this cut throat industry ,as many people won’t aware the business prospects and on set real time experirnces it is a must read and it also deals with most of the crafts on filmmaking.I read it and lots of nice info

If you want to go advanced level

Story by Robert

5c’s of cinematography

The writers’s journey

Master shots series

david bordwell books

i already gave answer in another question ,I am giving the answer here

Many youtube tutorials are there and you can start from there.First every wannab filmmaker has a director in his mind ,So follow your favorite directors work and watch movies and read screenplays of his films.

1.DOV S simens 2 day dvd school is one of the best course on how to make a film ,although it is not having technical stuff its relevant to the industry and the way he explains is very understandable.He teach you the skills needed for this cut throat ed showbiz industry .If you really doesn’t want to spend on online course then read book Reel to deal which covers same topics

2.Digital cinema training course is another online dvd course which tells you from screenwriting to lighting to post productions. They filmed whole behind the scenes process from start to finish so definitely you will get the feel of being on sets

3.Udemy is an online portal and there are many short film courses on filmmaking

4.Light on film school is also having good number of cources

5.Writer’s store is a website having hundreds of courses you can check their website

6.Follow websites like No film school,Jammura blog and dvxuser

7.Some of best books are writer’s journey,save the cat ,story ,making movies,film direction shot by shot,cinematography for directors etc

Now for practical experience

1. try to make your own short films with your friends

.2.Try to join a theater and you can learn blocking,rehearsals ,how to coordinate with actors etc

3.You can join short term courses like 3–6 months instead of 3 years of film graduation study

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