Saturday, August 9, 2008

Internet! Key to the treasure of Learning Filmmaking

Hi friends .The topic might be confusing for you that how internet is the key to the treasure of filmmaking? OK, I will tell you the two important points linked with internet which really are the key to learn filmmaking and that’s why I call internet the key to the treasure of learning filmmaking. Before telling about those two points I would like to tell you about me because internet has played a vital role in guiding me a lot about all the aspects of filmmaking.

I belong to the middle class of Pakistan. When the passion for filmmaking arose in my heart I started searching for filmmaking academies and universities. But that was the time when TV medium was just beginning to gain boom so there were no academies and institutes teaching filmmaking. It was a hard time. There were not even books available on the topic of “Filmmaking”. I searched on Amazon and found that there are book available on filmmaking but the prices are like 20 or 30 US dollars. It might be a small amount for US citizens but in Pakistan 30 dollars mean 1800 PKR(at that time 1 US Dollar was = 60 PKR). Now this is a big amount for a student. So I had only one way. And that was to meet Pro filmmaker on social networking sites and to learn more and more from them. The first social networking site I got connected with was http://www.orkut.com/. There are many filmmaking communities which I joined and started learning from them. Soon I got the web links of two great filmmaking forums. They were

1) http://www.indietalk.com/
2) http://www.filmmaking.net/

Both the sites have great professionals as members and they are always ready to help out. This was the first point I want to mention. Yes! Social networking on internet was the first point which helped me a lot in gaining lot of knowledge.

Now comes the second point. That was the free e-books which I got by nearly digging the whole e-books sites. I hate majority of the so-called free e-books sites. Because while searching they all used to say free e-books but when I visited them they had no e-books related to filmmaking or they used to ask for money which obviously I never had (in-fact which I still don’t have). But one day I got a site from which I got some great filmmaking e-books completely free of cost. And I downloaded all of them. It is really hard to find free e-books related to this topic but I was lucky enough to get these books.

I know filmmaking is something which helps more when done practically, but if you don’t have academies or training institutes in your area or if you cannot afford them then at-least you can learn a lot about major aspects of filmmaking by reading these books. So I believe this is the second point of internet which is a key to the treasure to learn filmmaking. I will always be thankful to the inventors of internet for providing us the blessing of internet due to which I got able to contact some great people (Filmmakers) and got around 10 free e-books, which if I had purchased would have cost me around 10,000 PKR

Thanks to Internet


NOTE: If you want to get any e-book (free of cost obviously) mention the topic under this post on comments with the topic name. Suppose if you want e-book on scriptwriting then post it in the comments with your email address. For every topic post the topic name separately.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes i would like to have a free e book

on how to produce and make films

thanks

scfilove1@aol.com

chints said...

i want book on screenplay writing,script writing and direction..my e-mail id is chintstrue@gmail.com..thanks..

nakul said...

hi,
i would like to have a free e book on movie making basics(technical), direction and scriptwriting.
my email is-
nakul.chauhan1987@gmail.com

nakul said...
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Anonymous said...

yes i would like to have a free e book

on how to produce and make films

thanks

alves_mauri@yahoo.com

Hari said...

hi,
i would like to have a free e book on movie making basics(technical), direction and scriptwriting.
my email is-
hari4109@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

go to avaxhome.com

here are two of my favorites:

http://avaxhome.ws/ebooks/dv_filmmaking_from_start2finish.html

http://avaxhome.ws/video/eLearning/pm1_dv.html (thie one has the DVD included on the book)

There's also the "bible": "The Five C's Of Cinematography"

Anonymous said...

i would also like to get an ebook on film making and scriptwriting.tunnez@yahoo.com.
thanx

Adeel Akhter said...

Anonymous

the ebooks you mentioned cant be downloaded now from these sirtes. Do you have the PDF format?

Anonymous said...

i want book on screenplay writing,script writing,editing,cinematography,production, and direction.my e-mail id is gaabriy@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

plz send me details of ebooks u hav on cinematography and dere link to download
thnx very much
email address :jayrhl@yahoo.com

pawan said...

i want film making, script writing and editing of films...
my mail id is "syamsai7777@yahoo.in"

rum said...

hi, i want free e books on scripting for short films, documentaries, screenplay for feature films and books on film production. email is ramyaraoht@gmail.com
thanks a ton!
regards.

pramod said...

hi
i want the ebooks please mail me the link at vygo1990@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i want ebook on screen writing
script writing , story writing what ever it is . Actually i dont know clear distinction.
my email: topraneeth@gmail.com

Lulu said...

hey, my name is lulu, i'm an indie filmmaker from indonesia, i would like to have ebooks about filmmaking (low budget), directing, cinematography (especially lighting) and the "rebel way" for filmmaking stuff. my email :

lulufahrullah@yahoo.co.id
fahrullah2002@yahoo.com

thanks a lot !!

darussian6664 said...

Hello I would like an E-book on low budget film making/green screening, and one on script writing as well

my email is darussian6664@hotmail.com

Gwei Mui said...

Hi just come across your blog, I'd like ebooks on the following:
Low budget film
Basics camera operation/techniques
or How to use a film camera
Thanks
gwei.mui@btinternet.com

sri said...

i would like to have an ebook on scriptwriting and directing.

thanks

slsksk10@gmail.com

Md. said...

I want to have book on script writing,
Kind Regards
Md.Faruquzzaman
Dhaka,Bangladesh
E-mail:mfaruq@gmail.com

Santu said...

I want to have a book on Script Writing and Direction....


Regards...

My Mail ID : santoshplus@yahoo.com

thank you very much...

Santu said...

Hi..

I want to have book on Script writing and Dircetion...

Regards...
Santosh Kumar G

My mail ID : santoshplus@yahoo.com

selva said...

Hello I would like an E-book on low budget film making/green screening, and one on script writing as well

my email is selvakumarbmw@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Please post a link to all the ebooks that you know of regarding filmmaking. Thank you very much.