Once I opened these guides up, I found them totally addictive to read. To have such detailed advice from an experienced, industry professional is honestly priceless. Such as the film industry is, advice like this is hard to come by and is never freely available, until now. ‘How to be a cameraman’ provided me with detailed information of the different routes a budding cameraman can take to become an established industry pro, whilst also giving great motivational advice which helped me go out with drive and passion to secure the job I so desperately wanted.
Not only that but the extra supporting material provided by the complete pack of guides helped me get an edge over the huge amounts competition in the industry. ‘Beat The Competition’ gave me the tips to go out and face other talented cameramen and to do so with real confidence. ‘Lighting For Film & TV’ and ‘Shooting On Location’ supplied me great tips and tricks, which helped me focus on what I still needed to learn; as well as helping me know what NOT to do – just as important! Overall a great resource for any potential cameraman or even anyone still looking for direction within a massively competitive industry. These guides gave me great confidence in my ability as well as the direction to go out and find myself a great job. Which I did immediately after reading the guides. Great stuff from a fantastic professional, well worth my investment! Thanks Harvey.
This book taught me loads of useful information! The official terms of what things are called were very well explained, which is something my college doesn’t teach! I loved the top tips boxes, which were extremely useful and very well written (as was the whole book!) It’s really given me an insight into what kind of job it is in a lot of detail, which is great to know exactly what the job consists of. I honestly didn’t think how the hell a pair of tights and a 10p piece would help in your daily job, but it seems you found that such simple things do help! This book has made me really think about my future now and what I could do, and with no definite way into becoming a camera operator it leaves me quite a lot of choices. The links at the end of the book are extremely useful for me as well, with the film schools, some which i’ve searched before, and others that I will look into. Your books come out at a PERFECT time for me, as I must make a decision on what to do after college, at this moment of time, I am looking towards film schools or a Camera assistant Trainee. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I have 3 more to read which makes it even more exciting. Really brilliant stuff!
I’ve found these guides really helpful in figuring out a future career path that seemed a little cloudy at first Years worth of personal experience packed into 4 easy to read guides! These guides not only outline great tips for becoming a camera operator but also give details into lighting and shooting on location, something that I’ve found other guides rarely do. I highly recommend them to any aspiring camera operator/DoP
I am a full time student, but have managed to gain work experience as a Camera Trainee and sometimes 2nd AC. My aim is to become a top DOP.
The How to Become a Cameraman guide has given me so much useful info about the industry and craft.
There are so many valuable Top Tips, (many that even my DOP mentor didn’t know about). How to Beat the Competition offers loads of amazing advice. I feel like becoming a DOP is a genuine reality now!
Great value for money!
I have been working as a freelance Cameraman for the past year. I know lots of Sound Recordists and Production, but very few Cameraman. These guides are like being in direct contact with a very experienced DOP. They offer countless Tips that I would have never of thought of. Already, I have noticed an improvement in my Camera work and way I approach the industry change for the better and I am only half way through… The Lighting tips has proved fantastic and I am no longer intimidated by lighting. I sincerely recommend the Ultimate Pack better than any other Camera books I have read!
No one in my family works in the film or television industry, but after reading Harvey’s story I feel I could make it as a Cameraman now.
Feel incredibly inspired.
I have always felt intimated by lighting. With this straight forward guide I have managed to get some amazing compliments from my friends and colleagues on my recent work. I feel I can light now and it’s improving every time I try thanks to these guides. Best investment I have ever made!
All the info you need and loads of invaluable tips, with no bulls**t !
This is the best value for money ever! I have learnt so much in the space of a few hours! If you want to get into professional filming I totally recommend these books
Incredible Content! Can’t believe it’s so cheap. Great tips on how to beat the competition I am already getting more bookings for Camerawork.
Whether you’re just starting out in the industry or are a seasoned pro, you’ll find these books stuffed full of tips that will keep you ahead of the competition and save you time and money. Reading the e-books has changed the way I work on location and I believe has made me more efficient and more professional.
Also, if you are just starting out, where most books stop short of actually telling you how to get into the industry, ‘How to be a Cameraman’ gives you clear answers and advice on the steps to take