Recommended Reading: Film Studies

Making Movies by Sidney Lumet

What is Cinema? by André Bazin

In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing by Walter Murch

Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player by Robert Rodriguez

The Filmmaker’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus

Directing: Film Techniques & Aesthetics by Michael Rabiger

A History of Narrative Film by David Cook


Sculpting in Time by Andrei Tarkovsky


MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer by Hillman Curtis

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

The Screenwriter’s Bible, 6th Edition: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script (Expanded & Updated) by David Trottier

The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Directing Actors by Judith Weston