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9/18/04 10:25 PM
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Particularly on the technical aspects of it? Also, are there any good books on scriptwriting? Is a book a poor way to get this kind of information?
9/18/04 10:56 PM
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Lynn@Renzos
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A fantastic book on filmmaking is "The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook". It will answer any question you have pretty much. For scriptwriting check out "The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script". This book will answer all of your formatting questions. What kind of scriptwriting book are you looking for?
9/19/04 12:12 AM
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Screenwriters Bible sounds exactly like what I'm looking for. Something that is more about the format/technical aspects than what the content should supposedly be. I'm not planning on doing anything big but I am very interested in filmmaking and am trying to learn more about it.
10/3/04 11:35 PM
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thanks for the info lynn, i just booked those two at the library. i actually remember booking them at the library months ago in canada, but they never got to me before i moved to the good ole usa. hmmmn the candaian government was trying to keep me down.
10/7/04 7:04 PM
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I second the Screenwriter's Bible - very comprehensive and helpful, even if it primarily for hollywood-type screenplays. Also filled with a lot of helpful exercises, etc.
10/8/04 2:37 AM
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I've found this site useful on screenwriting. It shows you how to build character maps. http://www.emotionaltoolbox.com/
11/11/04 12:53 PM
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How to Make a Feature Film for Under $10,000...and Not Go to Jail AND Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices both are great books on independent geurilla filmmaking.
1/3/05 5:11 PM
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I just got (and finished) "Make Your Own Damn Movie" by Lloyd Kaufman (Troma).

It was inspiring, informative, and laugh out loud funny.
1/4/05 12:51 AM
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I bought and read How to shoot a feature film for under 10k and not go to jail and Rebel Without A Crew. I'm currently reading the Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, damn that thing is a monster but I'm loving the info.

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