RECOMMENDED READING


Included below is a list of great books - in no particular order. These are books that I found most seminal in shaping my education and career. These should, by no means, be taken as an end-all-be-all list of books on the craft of filmmaking. There are many, MANY other books out there and you can never read too much.

As I have talked at length about not personally attending film school, and that books were my primary education, I thought you all might like a look at some of my book collection. This is a quick snapshot of one of the ten bookshelves in my home. This one is dedicated totally to film. There are over 200 books on those shelves (and more on film on other shelves).


That is not to boast, it is to demonstrate that I am serious when I talk about my education being on those shelves. There are SOOOO many more books to recommend. If you make it through these and are looking for more (or these are already on your self) hit me up and I'll be happy to recommend more.

With full disclosure - two of these books are my own (I wrote 'em) and three others I contributed to. Some may consider that a bias, and they'd probably be right, but it doesn't mean the works aren't brilliant! ;)


All the best,
Jay Holben

For Newbies

$17.10
By Jeff Alves, William-Alan Landes
 
$11.89
By Eric Taub
 
By Bryan Michael Stoller
 
$19.36
By Eve Light Honthaner
 
By Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus
 
$14.94
By Frederick Levy

For Cinematographers

$46.12
By Jay Holben
$30.39
By Jay Holben
$53.65
By David Stump
 
By Dave Viera
 
$17.46
By Kris Malkiewicz, M. David Mullen ASC
 
$77.83
By Michael Goi, Editor
 
$38.92
By Blain Brown
By Sylvia Carlson, Verne Carlson
 
$38.37
By Blain Brown
By Harry Box
 
By Gerald Millerson

For Directors

 
$16.36
By Steven D. Katz
$28.53
By Nicholas Proferes
 
$19.46
By Steven D Katz
$24.01
By Bruce Block
 
$10.49
By Sidney Lumet
$15.66
By Judith Weston

For Writers (and directors)

 
$16.30
By Frank Darabont, Stephen King
$12.98
By Syd Field
$31.30
By Claudia H Johnson, Claudia H. Johnson

For Producers

$19.13
By Tom Malloy
$20.73
By Stacey Parks
$19.53
By Deke Simon