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07-08-2013, 02:32 PM
I am thinking about filming a short I just finished. Does anyone have any recommendations on any books or sites to check out in reference to filming shorts? I would be using my Nikon D7000 and of course it would be low budget.

07-08-2013, 02:51 PM
Shot by Shot is one I've read cover to cover, it's one of the first books I ever purchased in regards to filmmaking...


and The Grammar of the Film Language is super handy to have around as a reference, especially in regards to blocking and where to put the camera etc, it storyboards common narrative situations and gives you a good starting point when planning how to cover a scene.


07-08-2013, 02:53 PM
Also if you need some low budget inspiration there's Rebel Without a Crew


Anonymous Filmmaker
07-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Here are some: http://www.filmmakerforum.org/general-discussion/2465-filmmaking-books.html

Anonymous Filmmaker
07-08-2013, 02:59 PM
The other book recommendations look good too!

07-08-2013, 03:57 PM
Thanks guys. I have read about "Shot by Shot" before so I will definitely get that one. I am going to check out the others too.