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Cool Filmmaking Books

P. Ross "Sonnyboo"
The list author says: "Here are some of my favorite books on filmmaking"
Rebel without a Deal: or, How a 30-year-old filmmaker with $11,000 almost became a Hollywood player
Rebel without a Deal: or, How a 30-year-old filmmaker with $11,000 almost became a Hollywood player
"An amazing story of a filmmaker's making of their first film, with insights from Kevin Smith."
In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition
In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition
"Walter Murch's book on theory of editing and film"
Stanley Kubrick: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
Stanley Kubrick: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
"Who doesn't want to read a collection of the rare interviews with the master?"
Tales from the Frontline of Indie Film and other assorted tips
Tales from the Frontline of Indie Film and other assorted tips
"shameless self promotion here"
The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
"a great tool, useful in many ways to have with you"
Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen (Michael Wiese Productions)
Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen (Michael Wiese Productions)
"The definitive work on directing the camera"
Film Directing: Cinematic Motion, Second Edition
Film Directing: Cinematic Motion, Second Edition
"A great follow up to SHOT BY SHOT"
Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
"The RR original"
"Roadracers": The Making of a Degenerate Hot Rod Flick
"Roadracers": The Making of a Degenerate Hot Rod Flick
"If you can afford it, get it"
Spike Mike Reloaded
Spike Mike Reloaded
"an amazing view from a distributors point of view on indie film including insights on Kevin Smith, Richard Linklater, Spike Lee, and more."
Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers (Chris Gore's Ultimate Flim Festival Survival Guide)
Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers (Chris Gore's Ultimate Flim Festival Survival Guide)
"Chris Gore updates this incredible book on what film festivals can do for you. A Must read for anyone doing the festival circuit. Interviews with big and small names."
The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking: An Insider's Guide to Making Movies Outside of Hollywood
The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking: An Insider's Guide to Making Movies Outside of Hollywood
"The Polish brothers have a lot to offer indie filmmakers in terms of their story and history and even opinions."
Once Upon a Galaxy: A Journal of the Making of The Empire Strikes Back
Once Upon a Galaxy: A Journal of the Making of The Empire Strikes Back
"This little gem tells some dark secrets about the making of Empire Strikes Back. To learn how the synergy worked between writer Larry Kasden, director Irvin Kershner, and executive producer George Lucas is what makes this book sing."
The Making of Superman the Movie
The Making of Superman the Movie
"For those wanting to know the struggles between producers and directors, this book has gritty details"