$30 Film School
||Author: Michael W. Dean|
List Price: $30.00
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Publisher: Muska & Lipman Publishing (28 March, 2003)
Sales Rank: 24,934
Average Customer Rating: 4.68 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Michael Dean's book isn't just for the film maker wannabe; it's a book that inspires anyone with a dream to run with it and enjoy the thrill of the ride and not constantly be worried about the destination. Drawing information from his own experiences and friendships, it's a refreshing break from books that name drop and talk over our heads. The author is a confident, no-nonsense person who will reach you at your own level because he does not look down at his readers. A must have for the beginning film maker and anyone who wants to see the world through the eyes of a real person who enjoys life on his own terms and enjoys giving back what life has given him. Beth
Rating: 5 out of 5
You don't need $30,000 film school!
You need $30 Film School by Michael W. Dean. This book is a "must have". The material Michael W. Dean covers is so solid, some of the things in here I would have never thought of before reading his book. This book goes hand and hand with digital filmmaking, you need it, and it needs you. The book values on practice (which cannot be said enough, practice, practice, practice with your camera). I would also like to add that if you love to watch movies but hate all the Hollywood aspects of these big budget movies and think you could do better on your own, making your own no budget movie, then this book is for you. You learn alot, I sure did.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Nothing about film techniques can be found here.
I bought this book thinking it was written by somebody who actually went to a film school and then realized they could write everything they learned in one book and sell it for $30. My friends, the author never even went to film school. The book should be titled "One Man's Lust for Art," or maybe, "A Complainer's Guide to Hollywood."
There are so many bad things to say about this book, I don't even know where to begin. If you were take to all the information in this book that actually relates to film technique, the book would be 8 pages long. For cryin' out loud the author spends more time talking about vacuuming the dust out of your computer than he does about framing and composing your shots.
I dare say that every one of the people that gave this book 5 stars is a friend of the author trying to suck up to him because he ripped them off earlier.
I could get in to how the author has absolutely no morals or integrity, but I wouldn't have room for it here. He gives detailed instructions on how to break the law in many ways, and tries to cover himself by saying things like, "Of course I would NEVER recommend you do anything illegal."
Trust me, you are better off reading my 2 minutes of complaining here, than reading 500 pages of the author's ranting and complaining.
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