Film Directing - Shot By Shot (Steven D. Katz). Comprehensive guide to staging shots for many different circumstances and outcomes. Published by Michael Wiese Productions. www.mwp.com.
Filmmaking For Dummies (Bryan Michael Stoller). www.bryanmichaelstoller.com. Lots of information and advice on the process, always useful to dip into. Published by Wiley Publishing Inc. www.dummies.com.
Getting Started In Short Film Making (Ted Jones & Chris Patmore). Ted Jones has 30 years of experience and shares his knowledge and expertise in this filmmakers manual. Published in the U.K. by Apple Press. www.apple-press.com. ISBN: 978-1-84543-485-4
Grammer Of The Edit (Christopher J Bowen & Roy Thompson). Comprehensive guide to editing techniques. Originally published by Focal Press. www.routledge.com/focalpress.
McNae’s Essential Law For Journalists (Mark Hanna & Mike Dodd). www.mcnaes.com. Published by Oxford University Press. www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk.
On Film-Making (Alexander Mackendrick). Maker of “Sweet Smell of Success” and “The ‘original’ Ladykillers” turned teacher at the California Institute of Arts. An introduction to the craft of the Director. Published by Faber & Faber. www.faber.co.uk.
Screen-Writing (Madeline DiMaggio). Insider tips and techniques to write for the silver screen. Published by Adams Media, an F+W Publications Company. www.adamsmedia.com.
Story (Robert McKee). Substance, structure, style, and the principles of screenwriting. Published by Methuen Books. www.methuen.co.uk.
The Screenwriter’s Workbook (Syd Field). Exercises and step by step instructions for creating a screenplay. Published by Bantam Dell. www.bantamdell.com.
The Story Of Film (Mark Cousins). From silent through to digital film making, a history. Published by Pavilion Books / Anova Books Company. www.anovabooks.com.
(This book has been adapted for DVD release, see ‘DVDs’).
Documentaries - How To Make Them (Andy Glynne). Includes DVD with Award winning Documentaries, film making forms. Includes information about interview techniques. Film Treatment templates. Published by Kamera Books. www.kamerabooks.com.
Independent Cinema (D.K. Holme). Just what is ‘independent’ cinema? Includes DVD with Paul Cronin’s; Film as a Subversive Art. Published by Kamera Books. www.kamerabooks.com.
Short Films - How To Make And Distribute Them (Nathan Parker). Includes DVD with 5 award winning short films and film making forms. Published by Kamera Books. www.kamerabooks.com.
The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook (Chris Jones & Genevieve Jolliffe). Includes DVD with film making forms and templates. www.livingspiritgroup.com. Published by Continuum. www.continuumbooks.com.
A Decade Under The Influence (Richard LaGravenese & Ted Demme). Film Makers throughout the 1970’s that changed the look, structure and direction of films. Many worked with their friends, without proper budgets and filmed in unplanned real world environments (guerilla). Interviews with; Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Monte Hellman, Sidney Lumet, Tobe Hooper and many more. (IFC and Verve Pictures).
The Story Of Film - An Odyssey (Mark Cousins). Five years in the making. An exploration of the history of film and film production as an art form, breaking conventions. This box set contains 5 DVDs. (Network Releasing).
Before The Nickelodeon (Charles Musser). Film history. The work and contribution of an early pioneer in American cinema, Edwin S Porter, between 1901 and 1908. Narrated by Blanche Sweet. An insight into the development of narrative film-making. (BFI) www.bfi.org.uk.