The Film Textbook: Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for Young Media Students (Paperback)

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The Film Textbook includes the basics needed to get started as a professional filmmaker. When it comes to learning this fascinating craft, it is crucial to use methods that are practical as well as entertaining. Inside you will find concise information, easy-to-follow examples and interactive exercises that are all presented in a casual and fun manner, appealing to younger generations of future filmmakers. This textbook is specifically designed for a classroom environment. It works on various levels, by allowing Students to get straight to the fun part of filmmaking and creating their own videos from day one, while offering Teachers a step-by-step guide to efficiently teaching film in their classroom on any budget. It includes engaging projects, interactive group activities, explanations in full color, inspirational quotes from famous filmmakers, and handy document templates worth hundreds of dollars, such as breakdown sheets, budget samples, scheduling forms, blank storyboards, and many more. The Film Textbook is the must-have companion for aspiring young filmmakers.

About the Author

Born in the creative heart of a family of fashion designers, Alain began his journey in the film industry at the early age of 13, volunteering as a production assistant at South Africa's prestigious Sasani Studios. While in High School he interned at a local Basque TV station and began producing his first short films in various cities of Spain. But it was a couple of years later, in New York City, where Alain gained most of his professional skills. Here he studied filmmaking, directed various projects and made a living as a cinematographer for independent movies, music videos and others. Since then, Alain has become a prolific script doctor and production consultant, as well as an evangelist of the film industry as a whole, bringing his unique visions to other media, such as video games. Alain has taught film at numerous academies, festivals and high schools. Including the Digital Film Academy in New York, the Queens World Film Festival, and the American School of Bilbao, among others. You may find Alain on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit his personal site at or his production company A-line Films LLC at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781514704356
ISBN-10: 1514704358
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2015
Pages: 230
Language: English