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Chris Kenworthy has written, produced and directed several hours of drama and comedy, along with many hours of commercial video, TV pilots, music videos, experimental projects and short films. He's also produced and directed over 300 visual FX shots.
In 2006 Chris directed the web-based Australian UFO Wave, which attracted many millions of viewers. His short film, Some Dreams Come True, spent a year on the international festival circuit and won a few awards. As a screenwriter he has contributed to the development of several TV shows.
Chris was born in the North of England, but has lived in Australia for over a decade. He is married with two daughters.
The techniques are for every aspect of film, including lighting, sound, camera motion, even make-up.
"Thin" and breezy enough to read or skim through in one sitting, but just enough interest to keep as a quick reference for ideas.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and will keep this in my video bag to spark any ideas I might need during filming.
I like the book and enjoy looking at the tips. I realize the book is dated but it would have been nice if the web site supporting the book actually existed.Published 14 months ago by Avery
This book is full of great ideas for conveying your vision to it's fullest extent. Some techniques could use a little bit more explanation, but all in all a great outline for... Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by Jonathan N. Powell
I call it this because although it looked great: heavy stock glossy pages & pictures-under closer examination I was disappointed-perhaps after 12 yrs of "event" video i know more... Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by InfO-Pimp
Not bad, but I have read better. It does have a lot of good pictures of the effects they are teaching and all in all this book is not bad, there are just so many others that I... Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by rSh
I read through the book which was very informative, form ohh so thats how and TV never really was the same after. I have also tested out good part of it and got good resuslts. Read morePublished on September 12, 2007 by Amazon Customer
There are a view techniques described in this book that might come in handy someday, but the descriptions are not particularly thorough. Read morePublished on September 3, 2007 by D. Bark
I was looking for a video book that shows methods of filming ideas. Just searching I ended up with very complex cinephotographer books that contained tons of detail but too complex... Read morePublished on August 1, 2007 by R. Freiberger
very practical way of showing how to do multimedia effects at minimal or no cost. Good illustrations & straight to the point. Read morePublished on March 24, 2006 by Salam william Daher
The lighting stuff is really nice. The special effects section is great, but some of the stuff at the end of the book is pretty cheesy at best. Read morePublished on March 1, 2006 by John Bennett