I’m predicting 20-40 pages of inspirational and technical goodness.
First draft of text complete and printed out for me to write on. With some space allowance for illustrations and photos, up to 25 pages that are on 8.5in x 11in pages. The final book will have smaller page dimensions and less text per page, so it’s looking closer to 30-35 readable pages total. Exciting to think I am creating a book for someone to pick up and become a filmmaker! I had not planned to write as much as I have, but there is enough detail and inspiration built in that even someone jaded could start making movies again. I had planned on touch points to get started, but what it is becoming is a primer for getting started and reading other writers’ books that go into more detail on all the technical and processes.
Wrote pages last night, more than anticipated! Almost finished with the first draft text of the whole book.
Up to page nine, and looking fine! I’ve gotten in the groove and it’s a lot of fun drawing from my experiences in film making from DSLR and no money to studio feature level with a crew of over 100 people on set. Right now I am writing about production days. None of it is illustrated yet with photos or drawings, diagrams. All pure text.
Looking good! I’m about 2/3rds of the way of the inspirational text. Next will be more thorough tech stuff to describe processes.
It’s a new book I am putting together to inspire people to become filmmakers. Even if you are not good enough or do not wish to be a professional (meaning you never get paid to make a living off it) there is no reason not to learn how to and just make stuff for fun.
People pay attention to quality and sincerity of the craft.
Basic story telling
Ways to show off your movie