Monday, January 2, 2012

The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide

From the author of the #1 documentary filmmaking book on Amazon.com, comes his latest hilarious and insightful book, 'The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide.' Author Anthony Q. Artis provides an easy-read crash course in the ins and outs and hundreds of little details of creating video works for hire to be proud of. This ultra-friendly visual field guide for freelance filmmakers picks up where Artis' first book, 'The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide' leaves off and gives you more detailed practical production strategies and solutions not found anywhere else.

The latest book covers topics such as:

- Marketing Videos
- Music Videos
- Wedding Videos
- Music Performance Videos
- Live Event Videos
- Corporate Videos... and more!

Covering everything from dealing with clients, production strategies and step-by-step guidance on planning, shooting, lighting and recording the most common video-for-hire genres this book sets out to help you rise above the competition and make more money by doing quality work. Anthony Q. Artis will instill you with the "down and dirty" mindset that helps you to creatively maximize your limited resources regardless of your budget. Lavishly illustrated in full-color with real-world step-by-step visuals, The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide is like a film school education in the form of a video cookbook. You don't need loads of money to make professional-looking videos - you need to get down and dirty!

Chapter 1 Image Control
Chapter 2 Audio Techniques
Chapter 3 Lighting: Getting Ya Shine On
Chapter 4 Marketing and Promo Videos
Chapter 5 Music Videos
Chapter 6 Weddings
Chapter 7 Live Events
Chapter 8 Handling Ya Business

The book provides an easy to read crash course in creating amazing video works for hire and covers everything from creating marketing videos and music videos to wedding and live event videos! When I took a look at the book, I was first impressed by the nice matte softcover, the quality of paper, and the useful diagrams and images. The content was easy to understand and it has already given me ideas how to shoot my own videos and get better at it. At the same time, Anthony makes it look fun.

Purchase of 'The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide' grants you access to a secret bonus Website with:
* Video and audio tutorials, useful forms, and case-study video projects from the book.
* Crazy Phat Bonus Pages with Jump Start Charts, Online Resources, Releases, Storyboards, Checklists, Equipment Guides and Shooting Procedures

About The Author:

Anthony Q. Artis is a 19-year veteran of the film and TV industry and the author of The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide and The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Focal Press. He is also the co-host of The Double Down Film Show podcast. His features and shows have been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Feature Market, Slamdance, and on MTV. Most notably, Anthony produced the 2003 IFP Feature Market grand prize-winner, Shelter, Associate Produced the IFP feature documentary, Paper Chasers, and served as a Segment Producer for the popular MTV reality series Flipped. He has worked professionally in positions as diverse as producer, cinematographer, gaffer, special-fx make up, sound mixer and location manager. He is presently an administrator and adjunct instructor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His website is DownAndDirtyDV.com.

The book can be purchased online through the Publisher's website, Focal Press or on Amazon.com.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange of my review of this post. I was also provided info from the PR firm/Company to share. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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