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Picture Yourself Directing a Movie by Eric Nicholas

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Introduction

THIS BOOK IS AIMED at the beginner, someone who has circled the idea of directing a film or video for some time and perhaps even made a few home movies, but has never actually developed, organized, and shot dramatic fiction using real actors. The primary reason I chose to write this book is there are very few “roadmaps” out there for amateur directors who don’t have the time or resources to attend film school, and have found instruction books on directing too complex and/or focused on technology.

This book steers clear of the “technical” aspects of directing because:

  • There are already hundreds of books out there covering the “tech side” in exhaustive detai—what cameras to buy, their features, how to operate them, types of lighting set ...

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