I read Intern Insider: Getting the Most Out of Your Internship in the Entertainment Field by Tammy Trujillo in preparation for an internship at the TODAY Show, and I couldn’t feel more ready (at least professionally) after reading it.
Tammy Trujillo’s Writing and Reporting: News You Can Use is an awesome resource for both students and educators.
Oh, the memories that Hester Schell’s new book, “Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors ”, brings back!
Writer’s block is a common problem that seems to come upon many writers.
Shooting Better Movies:The Student Filmmaking Guide By Paul Dudbridge
Every now and then, I’ll see a bright-eyed high school or college student waltzing through our newsroom with an anchor they’ve asked to shadow for the day.
If you have taught video production for more than 6 weeks, you have heard of Phil Harris and probably seen one of his books.
How to get ideas out of your head and up on the screen.
A new textbook by Jeff Rowe will publish this summer by University Readers/Cognella in San Diego.
The textbook should be an overview text covering all the main areas of production.
As a student filmmaker, it’s difficult to make your film look like it cost thousands of dollars when in reality it cost a couple hundred.
Learning how to direct your camera is as important as anything you do in the production of your film.
What does composing photos have to do with filmmaking, you ask?
Teachers, who as a group spend in excess of 1.3 billion of their personal funds per year on classroom materials according to the AMerican Federation of Teachers, learn how to easily and successfully tap grant givers instead of their own pockets for much-needed funds with Chris Taylor's newest book, Granted! A Teacher's Guide to Writing & Winning Classroom Grants.
When most people watch movies they don’t understand how much detailed planning goes into each shot that they see on the big screen.
Summer break is right around the corner and for many of us it's the time to catch up on all the tasks we might have been too busy to accomplish during the school year. Reading is one pleasure that most of us cherish as a way to entertain ourselves and stimulate our ideas for next year's teaching.
Every great filmmaker knows that, “you don’t TAKE a shot ... you MAKE a shot.”
"GreenScreen Made Easy" by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamazaki is a well written and easy to read small volume that offers a comprehensive treatment of this often misunderstood topic. The book is an excellent reference for any videographer using this technique (not just filmmakers), and much good background information about the technical aspects of shooting video is given.
Videojournalism is a new field that has grown out of traditional print photojournalism, slideshows that combine sound and pictures, public radio, documentary filmmaking and the best of television news features.
Whether you are making an independent student film all the way to a big Hollywood production, Joe Wallenstein gives us the how-to from concept to exhibition and every step in between in “Practical Moviemaking: A Handbook for the Real World.”
There is a video revolution sweeping the nation: Over 90 percent of American homes have some form of video camera; we upload 24 hours of video to the Web every minute, and we watch two billion videos a day on YouTube.