Category: Book Reviews

“The Shut Up and Shoot ” Series Does What It Was Supposed To…

Posted by Anthony - March 22, 2012 - Book Reviews, Education, Film Books, Filmmaker Spotlight Cruce5

A few weeks ago I received a very nice thank you letter from Deborah Grammatico, who has been using my Shut Up and Shoot filmmaking guides to help her son, Cruce, learn filmmaking.  Since I first published The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide in 2007, I’ve received many such letters from all over the world , but [...]

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BOOK REVIEW: Studio Daily Recommends My Newest Film Book for “Newbs”

Posted by Anthony - March 6, 2012 - Book Reviews, Education, Film Books shutup&shootBIG

In the latest review of The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide, The Studio Daily Blog, the people behind Film & Video, Studio Monthly and FilmFest websites declare it to to be:   “… a straightforward, densely packed compendium of wisdom on video production…here’s a book brimming with practical advice, not justfor beginners but for anyone [...]

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HorrorTalk.com Gives “The SUSFVG” a Scary Good Book Review

Posted by Anthony - February 21, 2012 - Book Reviews, Horror Movies HorrorTalk1

Another week and there’s another review out on my new book, The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide.  Despite the title that refers to the book’s focus on the specific freelance video genres – marketing videos, wedding videos, music videos and live events – most of the advice on shooting, lighting and audio techniques, [...]

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L.A. Splash Interview and Review of “The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide”

Posted by Anthony - February 16, 2012 - Book Reviews, Career Advice, Corporate Video, Interviews LASplashLogo1

The reviews are coming in for my new book The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide, the sequel to my first film book and the early buzz is very good.  After reviewing the book L.A. Splash magazine contacted me for an interview.  I spoke with them for over an hour about learning the craft [...]

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Digital Hippo Proclaims: “Officially one of the best ‘how to’ books on film-making that I have had in my hands.”

Posted by Anthony - January 24, 2012 - Book Reviews, Education BookPages1

The Digital Hippo website just posted the first in-depth review of The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Not just because it’s a good review, but moreso because the review cited all the things I was really struggling to get right in crafting the content, tone and style [...]

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