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From Barnes & NobleSays Anthony Q. Artis, "This book is for people who are done talking about the films they want to make and who are ready to shut up and shoot." He's perfectly summarized his book's exquisite accomplishment. While focused first and foremost on documentaries, this is an utterly indispensable resource for anyone who wants to get their films made, on any budget.
Save theory for later. Here are "down and dirty, broke-as-a-joke" ways to get great location shots, coax a "film look" from DV footage, feed your crew well. Here's how to shoot handheld, clean lenses, avoid blowing circuits. Here are easy powder makeup techniques for too-shiny faces. Here's how to find good, low-cost crew (and avoid bad crew members). How to do guerrilla production planning and budgeting. Smart, fun, and on your side, Shut Up and Shoot is packed with good stuff you'll otherwise have to learn the hard way. Bill Camarda, from the December 2007 Read Only