Central to The Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint are flow charts: crystal-clear diagrams detailing every single thing, no matter how small, that needs to be done to make your film. This visual approach to the filmmaking process ensures that new (and established!) filmmakers get an instant overview of each and every discipline. Backing up the diagrams are copious notes - humorous in tone, yet broad and deep in content. Wherever possible, the text is broken apart into box outs, hot tips and sub-diagrams. This book is entertaining, irreverent, and never less than painfully practical. The Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint will have its own dedicated website where readers can download the tools, forms, software, and artwork detailed in the book. Jones's latest endeavor is packed with over a decade's worth of experience, know-how, and insider tips. A must-read for every budding filmmaker.
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Chris Jones has been making micro-budget features since he and Genevieve Jolliffe made The Runner in 1992. In 2009, his short film "Gone Fishing" was Oscars shortlisted, won the prestigious Producers Guild of America's Best Short Film and collected over 40 international awards. He co-authored the bestselling Guerilla Film Makers Handbook in 1996, and also wrote the hugely successful Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint. On top of writing and making films, Chris teachers new filmmakers and runs his business from the historic Ealing Film Studios in London.Review:
"Short of offering tips on casting and couch etiquette and how to salt the popcorn, this guide strives to cover every possible step and potential hicup in making your first film. The open layout 0 with easy-to-follow diagrams and flow charts - and conversational text make even the most complicated aspects accessible to the layman, while interviews with industry experts offer practical advice. As a reference guide (and sometime comfort blanket) for wannabe Spielbergs, it's indispensable." 5 stars—Empire Magazine
"Movie Blueprint details absolutely everything you are likely to need to get a low budget picture made. Virtually every problem a filmmaker encounters is covered in depth, even as far as providing recipies for on-set catering! ...It you are going to buy any books to guide you through the low budget filmmaking process, this should be the one...Essential reading for the wannabe film maker." —Camcorder User Magazine
"...this is a meticulous guide to filmmaking on a shoestring....Entertaining anecdotes and ase studies are mixed with far from daunting practical guides on software and shooting equipment."
"From paying your crew to putting together a DVD package, Jones discharges his wisdom and experience in chatty, accessible prose. His advice is so pragmatic, it's destines to become required reading from all wannabe filmmakers." 5 stars
—Total Film Magazine
"This Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint does for low budget film what Gray did for human anatomy. It exposes completely the complexities and hidden conflicts that lie unseen beneath the film gloss and shows the aspiring filmmaker how to plot a safe course through them...As a result, Movie Blueprint has become something of a paperback tome, its 600 pages packed with essential knowledge, but it weighs in as one point six six kilos of pure gold."—Scottish Screen Magazine, September 2003
"Entertaining anecdotes and case studies are mixed with far from daunting practical guides on software and shooting equipment. Especially excellent is the manual on editing package Avid Xpress DV- so simple, even a Luddite granny could understand it." -Nick Yates, Hotdog Magazine
"Virtually every problem a filmmaker encounters is covered in depth...Suffice to say it's all there in startling detail!...If you are going to buy any book to guide you through the low budget filmmaking process, this should be the one. Essential reading for the wannabe filmmaker." -Ben Frain, Camcorder User Magazine
"The open layout- with easy-to-follow diagrams and flow charts- and conversational text make even the most complicated aspects accessible to the layman...As a reference guide (and sometime comfort blanket) for wannabe Spielbergs, it's indispensable." -Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
"...much of the strength of this weighty tome is the way it mixes enthusiasm ('If you want to be a flim-maker,there's absolutely nothing to stop you')with harsh, practical truths (If it can go wrong, it will go wrong-twice'). At 600-plus pages, you can't accuse the author of short-changing you, and no detail appears too small for inclusion-from the different types of jacks you'll need for your sound leads to how to run your budget software. Overall, this delivers exactly what it promises, with Jones's own excellent design and layout adding to its good value, user-friendly feel." -Paul Kirkley, SFX Magazine
"Anyone with the vision, ambition, nerves, financial resources and sheer chutzpah necessary to try their hand at independent filmmaking should consider this a must-read." —Allen B. Ury, Fade In Magazine
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