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10 books about filmmaking

Pick up one of these featured titles on filmmaking in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on filmmaking. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

My First Movie: Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film by Various

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 19 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 16.5 hours to read.

Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 16 years ago by Michael Wiese Productions and takes approximately 6.5 hours to read.

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 2 years ago by Random House and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.

The Director's Six Senses: An Innovative Approach to Developing Your Filmmaking Skills by Simone Bartesaghi

Category: Acting & Auditioning

This book was published 5 years ago by Michael Wiese Productions and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.

A Filmmaking Mindset: The New Path of Today’s Filmmaker by Kelly Schwarze

Category: Film & Video Art

This book was published last year by Indie Film Factory, LLC and takes approximately 5.6 hours to read.

How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro by Steve Stockman

Category: Cinematography

This book was published 10 years ago by Workman Publishing Company and takes approximately 8.3 hours to read.

Empowered Filmmaking: How To Make a Documentary On Your Own Terms by Sarah Moshman

Category: Film & Video Art

This book was published last year by Nevertheless Films LLC and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

Bare Bones Camera Course For Film And Video by Tom Schroeppel

Category: Cinematography

This book was published 6 years ago by Allworth Press and takes approximately 5.9 hours to read.

The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition by Gustavo Mercado

Category: Cinematography

This book was published 11 years ago by Focal Press and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.

What Film Schools Don’t Tell You: Your Basic Guide to Making Movies and Finding Good Distribution by Kelly Schwarze

Category: Film & Video Art

This book was published 2 years ago by Indie Film Factory, LLC and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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