Knack Digital Moviemaking

Tools & Techniques to Make Movies like a Pro

Book Description

It’s one thing to own a digital camera or camcorder and make shaky home movies. It’s another to record and edit a movie as good as what a professional would make. Enter Knack Digital Moviemaking. With clear, step-by-step instructions and 350 full-color photographs, this quick reference guide gives you the tools and inspiration to make exactly the films you want no matter what your subject or budget. It covers everything from choosing and using a camera to casting actors, from shooting and editing to special effects. Look for valuable information about distributing your movie online, in theaters, and in festivals.
350 full-color photos covering:
Screenplays * Budgeting
Cameras * Lighting * Sound
Actors * Shooting * Editing
Effects * Animation * Graphics
Guerilla Filmmaking

About Cullen, Tyler

Tyler Cullen, who attends the School of Visual Arts in New York City, has been shooting his own homegrown movies since his teens and has done how-to videos for He is currently working on an animation project. 


Eric Westpheling is a New York-based cinematographer and photographer who has worked on a variety of documentaries and feature films, and has filmed commercials for Teen Vogue and L'Oreal, among others. His photo portfolio includes celebrity portraits, weddings, and some landscape photography.