Commando Tactics for Digital Filmmakers
Craig D. Forrest
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
In his signature book, award-winning television producer-director-writer & documentary filmmaker, Craig D. Forrest, provides a wealth of valuable production insights - a field manual of sorts - that include strategies, wisdom, tips and tactics meant to inspire your next digital film or video shoot to be truly professional, organized and effective. Craig's sage advice - both success and failure - is drawn from a professional career of extensive world travel, diverse media projects and dangerous overseas assignments for leading networks, channels, agencies and groups scattered across the globe.
Chapters include Story, Directing, Communication, Planning, Decision-Making, Clients/Talent, Interviewing, Camera, Sound, Lighting, Budget, Editing, Travel, Culture, Teamwork and Taboos. Each chapter also features insider knowledge provided by famous directors, savvy creative talent and notable filmmakers. Whether you’re a novice or pro, their practical wisdom alone adds invaluable insight to a filmmaking book designed to be a production benchmark.
A must for all filmmakers!
This book is loaded with great advice for real world production. I recommend it to anyone at any level of filmmaking.
Ive read this in hard copy, so glad its now more accessible to more people. Get it! Craig has a great way of making his points.
Practical - Useful
Picked this book up last year and I love it! With video easier to shoot and edit, the biggest challenge aspiring film-makers have is behind the camera - and how to really tell a story. It's more than an idea - it's execution of the idea, and the ability to focus your work to bring the best out of everyone. This book is full of practical advice to help every aspect of the the process - from planning through completion. The writer's direct and simple style is invaluable for beginners - but even a seasoned producer like myself picked up new ideas. Well worth the investment.