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"Stockman has packed a veritable film school between the pages of this highly informative, yet entertaining book. Very highly recommended."
"Great tips from a video expert."
"Whip-smart and funny... teaches readers how to think about film and reveals the why and when behind techniques; there is next to zero tech or tool talk."
"His simple-to-follow guide takes readers step-by-step through the film- and video-making process"
"It’s all in here—family video, business video. . . even college application videos. What’s not in here? A bunch of technical stuff nobody understands. We can all shoot video on our smart phones or digital cameras—the question is, can we shoot video that doesn’t suck?”
—Joe McCambley, Co-founder/Creative Director, The Wonderfactory
“The odds are good that some of you suck at video. . . Steve is one of the smartest media minds in the game. This book is the perfect gift for any would-be filmmaker with the need to suck. . . less.”
—Rob Barnett, Founder/CEO, www.MyDamnChannel.com
“Stockman skipped past all the technical crap about how to use a camera and cut right to the chase: how do you shoot a video somebody else will WANT to watch? The only thing missing is a time machine so I could reshoot fifteen years of sucky birthday party and school play videos.”
—David A. Goodman, Executive Producer/Head Writer of Family Guy
“Like two years of film school in 248 pages. I've been in the movie biz for twenty-five years and I still learned a ton from Steve Stockman’s How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck. I guess that means either I'm pretty dumb or Steve is really smart.”
—Steven Pressfield, Author of The War of Art and The Legend of Bagger Vance
Great book. Learned some new tricks on filming and editing as well. This book is awesome. Buy it or you'll regret itPublished 4 hours ago by Saul
I like that he doesn't focus on what type of gear you need or how good your editing software is. He explains how to get the most interesting video out of the equipment that you... Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Michael L. Maninger
there is a lot of obvious advice and a lot of it is repeated, otherwise kinda funny and slightly informativePublished 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
As a neophyte, I was looking for a basic book on videography that nevertheless had some substance. I get a bit frustrated with "How To" books that are so thin on content... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Fraser H. Haug
I'm in a position to see lots of videos that suck in my business. I feel I should give these customers a copy of this book, or better a link to the Audible file. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Carlile D. Crutcher
I bought this a gift for a young man in school aspiring to make and produce films. Great tips in this book.Published 8 days ago by L. Turner
I have been studying screenwriting--and drama, in general--for a few years now, and there are a few of those things available out there. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
The author makes an analogy to literacy. Most people can read, but fewer can write. With video, practically everyone is video-watching literate. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Thomas D. Kehoe
In the process covering too much ground, there is some not so useful information depending on the target audience. Read morePublished 12 days ago by JayBee