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THE FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK

Widely acknowledged as the bible of video and film production,  used in courses around the world.  New 5th Edition now available!

Written by Steven Ascher with Edward Pincus. Updated and expanded by Ascher in 1999, 2007, 2013 and 2019. With contributions by David Leitner.

882 pages. Published by Penguin.

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Over 350,000 copies sold worldwide.

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REVIEWS

“The bible, updated.” The Independent

“Seminal.” New York Times

“Gold-standard technical reference book for filmmakers.” – Boston Globe

“This is an essential book.”Self-Reliant Filmmaking

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IN THE BOOK

For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making.

  • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, and short films and videos.
  • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras.
  • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, editing and mixing.
  • Understanding HDR, RAW, Log, 4K, UHD and other formats.
  • Learning the business aspects of funding and producing your project.
  • Getting your movie shown in theaters, and on television, streaming services, and online.
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GET THE BOOK

THE FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age. Published by Penguin.  882 pages.  List price $35. Amazon price around $12 – $23 (depends on format).

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If you could only buy one book – consider this one first. I have an entire library of filmmaking books…Very few of my collection come close to this one for breadth and depth.” – Kindle Customer

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STILL WORKING IN OLD FORMATS?

As a courtesy for those who are still editing film projects on film with workprint and editing tables, an excerpt from the 3rd Edition is provided to help with syncing, splicing, conforming