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Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling book review

Natural Selection by David Freedman

Wild Animus by Rich Shapero book review

I spoke at this Hollywood Event On November 2, I spoke on the panel to discuss "Finding Your Place in Hollywood in an Ever-Changing Industry"

Movie Construction Kit template Outline template for making a movie

Free Leo Outliner plug-ins HTML and RTF export plug-ins for the Leo outliner

Why I Love Leo The great features of the free outliner called Leo

Free 3D Modeling Checklist Model planning aid revision

Male First Names for Writers Sample list of male character first names

WriteRoom for Microsoft Word Writing tool for Word users

What is Vodcasting? Explanation of vodcasting technology

Faking a Painted Masterpiece Create a faux prop painting

Video Podcasting or Vodcasting Introductory Tutorial

Last Names for Writers Sample list of character last names

Generate Date-Time for Podcast, Vodcast, or RSS Feed with MS Office

Make a Prop Sword Look Real Construct a fake sword

TopTenTips for Graphic Design Ten guidelines to think about anytime you begin a new design project

Screenwriter Jumpstart poster

Character traits for Writers Sample list of character traits

Documentaries for Art Directors Documentaries and the interiors they show for design reference

Action Verbs for Writers Sample list of action verbs to spice up your writing

Interview with screenwriter Jack Sekowski Also includes free download of a produced script

Shooting Food Filming food so it looks good enough to eat

Indiana Jones project

Dan's Top 10 Tips for Short Film Makers

My Living Memory free short script

Adam and Amy storyboarding Templates

Free Script Templates

Production Tips and Techniques

Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking reviews

Free music staff / sheet music template

The Naked Cartoonist by Robert Mankoff review

Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear review

Hemingway’s France – Images of the Lost Generation by Winston Conrad review

Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans review

How to Write Action Adventure Novels by Michael Newton review

Cell: A Novel by Stephen King review

Dynamic Light and Shade by Burne Hogarth review

Haunted : A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk review

Something Nasty in the Woodshed by Kyril Bonfiglioli review

Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis review

Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters by Michael Tierno review

After You with the Pistol by Kyril Bonfiglioli review

The Sour Lemon Score by Richard Stark review

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger review

Don't Point that Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli review

The Score by Richard Stark review

Breakout by Richard Stark review

Nobody Runs Forever by Richard Stark review

Plotting by Jack Woodford review

Autobiography of Jack Woodford by Jack Woolfolk review

Holy War, Inc by Peter Bergen review

Typhoon by Joseph Conrad

Success Cybernetics by Uell S. Andersen review

No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty review

Chatter by Patrick Radden Keefe review

Aspects of the Novel by E. M. Forster review

Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks at His Craft by David Morrell review

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis review

Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction by Patricia Highsmith review

Ice & Iron by Wilson Tucker review

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis review

Stranger Than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk review

From a Buick 8 by Stephen King review

On Writing by Stephen King review

Reluctant Metrosexual : Dispatches from an Almost Hip Life by Peter Hyman review

Disneywar book review

Lost in La Mancha film review

Film script template

Free frame ratio template

Location Scouting template

Film glossary of common terms

No-cost teleprompter

Free depth-of-field spreadsheet download

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling book review

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse book review

Rough Beast by Anthony Olcott book review

Murder at the Red October by Anthony Olcott book review

Cinematography: Theory and Practice by Blain Brown review

The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design by Vincent LoBrutto review

High Concept : Don Simpson and the Hollywood Cultures of Excess by Charles Fleming review

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind review

Production Design and Art Direction (Screencraft) review

The Ehrengraph Defense by Lawrence Block review

The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky book review

Foundation by Isaac Asimov book review

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart book review

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank review

Moo by Ann Smiley review

Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden review

Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell review

Gold of Exodus by Howard Blum review

Book Reviews

Nuts-and-Bolts Filmmaking book

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. Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking

Have you heard about the Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking book from Focal Press? This book opens the world of professional moviemaking to guerilla filmmakers everywhere. Not only is the book full of Hollywood techniques, most of the equipment shown in the book can be constructed for under $30. Click on the above link to see what's in the book.

Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking is included in the curriculm of New York's Hilbert College (http://com.hilbert.edu).


This Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking site has articles on various aspects of guerilla/low-budget filmmaking and contains free templates (such as a Depth-of-Field spreadsheet, location scouting form, etc.) for download. Enjoy!

.The Guerilla Filmmaker 

. Tips and Techniques

Film glossary of common terms In the film business, there are so many terms and definitions. Add the common industry slang, and it can be overwhelming. Here is a glossary of common terms.

No-cost teleprompter If you've ever needed a teleprompter and either couldn't afford to rent one or buy the software, here is a simple technique that will provide you with a free teleprompter in most situations.

Indiana Jones project - Information and links to help you live your own adventures!

. Downloads

Depth of Field Spreadsheet N&B Filmmaking includes instructions of building a using a DOF chart. Download the Excel files here!

Location Scouting N&B Filmmaking includes location scouting instructions and a template for evaluating locations. Download the template here!

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. 3D Graphics

Modeling checklist Before you jump into beginning a new model, use this checklist to make sure you've thought through all of the aspects of its use.

 

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