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"It's hard not to get taken in and amped up by the book's relentlessly can-do spirit, even though a lot of the advice is really basic. But still, here's a book brimming with practical advice, not just for beginners but for anyone who finds themselves suddenly having to expand their skill set in order to make a living in the world of video production."--StudioDaily
"'Film school in a book' is a phrase often tossed around that doesn't usually live up to its promise. Many how-to books are simply confusing because they either over-explain a topic or simply talk over the heads of the intended audience. The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide successfully educates in a manner that is easy to follow and comes equipped with several helpful photographs and diagrams to illustrate the point. Anthony Artis manages to cover a lot of ground at a brisk pace that informs without coming across as condescending..Anthony Artis has created a perfect companion piece to his highly regarded previous effort The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide with this new volume that limits the overlap of information to instances only when necessary. As if he didn't provide enough guidelines within the pages of this book and you need additional help or suggestions, the author includes a link to his website that will benefit serious videophiles and casual hobbyists alike. Check it out."--HorrorTalk.com
"Unlike many of the books out there in the same genre, we usually find bits and pieces of information shared over a variety of different books and not at all like 'The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide'. This book contains a very well-balanced blueprint that can lead the beginner to success, as well as, refreshing the minds of the advanced filmmaker. His tell all, guerilla style, filmmaking cookbook is sure to inspire many filmmakers with a fun, fresh and insightful approach on the art of filmmaking."--LA Splash Magazine
"For filmmakers of all experience levels, this guide to freelance video production provides information on technical and creative aspects of shooting video for a variety of small scale projects. Beginning with three general chapters on imaging, audio, and lighting, the work explores specific scenarios such as marketing and promotion videos, music videos, weddings, and live events, providing readers with detailed explanations of technical considerations as well as key aspects of storytelling appropriate for particular situations. Color photographs and illustrations, special notes, and tips are included throughout, and access to additional online resources, including checklists and cheat sheets, is provided."--Reference and Research Book News
"This is not my first time learning from Artis. I have another one of his books on my shelf that helped guide me on a project I shot last year. It's the Shut Up And Shoot Documentary Guide. That book only focuses on what you need to know in order to shoot documentary films. There is a lot of crossover information between the books but not enough to make it not an essential addition to your book collection. These books together will give you everything you need to tackle any job that may come your way. In short... as a filmmaker you need these books. Go buy them now."--DigitalHippos.com
"This ultra-friendly visual field guide for freelance filmmakers picks up where Artis's first book, 'The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide' leaves off and gives you more detailed practical production strategies and solutions not found anywhere else. I love the book's indexing and non-glare pages that make it a snap to read or scan for an important Do or Don't when putting a video together. Artis latest book covers topics such as: Marketing Videos, Music Videos, Wedding Videos, Music Performance Videos, Live Event Videos, Corporate Videos...and more!"--Shopower Reviews
"Shut Up and Shoot by Anthony Q. Artis is probably the best book we have ever read when it comes down to real world nuts and bolts about how to plan, shoot and produce a video. Whether for broadcast, for web video or for corporate use, this is the book you have to read. This sample chapter is all about shooting live music acts - always a challenge if you want to capture high quality audio and video in not very video friendly environments."--Netvideo-Articles Blogspot
"'The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide' is an easy-read crash course in the real world ins and outs and hundred little details of creating video works for hire."--Exclusive Magazine
"It's a very nice text covering the basics to the more complex aspects of film; explaining things in a nice manner than can be easily ingested, some textbooks you only touch in a pinch or when you really need to search for an answer where as Shut Up and Shoot is written in such a way that you can browse it or read it like you would a fiction, its comfortable and incisive I say go out and get it!"--TheFocusProject
"When I took a look at the book, I was first impressed by the nice matte softcover, the quality of paper, and the useful diagrams and images. The content was easy to understand and it has already given me ideas how to shoot my own videos and get better at it. At the same time, Anthony makes it look fun."--Jennie Yuen Art Blogspot.com
"Hundreds of little details of creating video works that may capture a director or producer's eye while working in the Big' Easy.I love the book's indexing and non-glare pages that make it snap to read or scan for an important Do or Don't when putting a video together."--The St. Bernard Voice, 1.6.12
Anthony presents solid information in a clear style that's easy to grasp and applicable to many situations.
I've recommended it to a few people who are interested in film making, one of the easiest to use guides that I've seen on the subject.
Anthony takes you from buying a camera to getting a website for your video business and everything in between.
Bought this as a textbook, but I think it would be widely applicable to anyone who is interested in video production. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Erik Fritts-Davis
This is a good book for people getting into video. Anthony presents solid information in a clear style that's easy to grasp and applicable to many situations. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David J. Patterson
I rated this four stars because I liked that it gave important information about how to do good quality business, audio, lighting, and camera.Published 10 months ago by Alaura Larrett
Many video production books are a thousand miles wide and only an inch deep. This one is a bit narrower but a bit deeper. Read morePublished 12 months ago by N. Schale
This book has a lot of good information. and its an easy read, no torn or bent pages, everything looks good. thank you!Published 12 months ago by Patrick Conlan
I worked for this guy while I was a Film Student at NYU. Word was he was getting the dude in the repair shop to write down general video recording tips for Sony's PD-150 camera... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mr B
I did not like to font usage of the text. Pages/graphics are cluttered. (especially with the page edge design)
Good content over all.