Upon hearing the No Budget Filmmaking Ultra-pack, I thought that it was a joke. So I searched online and purchased a kit for myself in order to find the reality on this fuss. Then I realized that the book is titled in this manner mainly because of its price. It is a filmmaking course packed in a single kit that can be purchased at an affordable cost.
The book and site itself is filled with straight to the point, anti-million dollar filmmaking, self exalting words (see it on nobudgetfilmmaking.com) that are presented in a more or less convincing manner. Included in the kit is its primer guidebook entitled No Budget Filmmaking Guidebook, many more “guide” books, forms and contracts essential in filmmaking, and software for making a film. Moreover, some of the books are available for digital download (PDF version).
What Is In It
The kit is, in a way, all-inclusive. It contains the primer guidebook, and other supportive books/guides that contain almost all aspects of filmmaking (including professional tips, and some secrets to success). It includes 32 forms and contracts that are essential in the entire filmmaking process. It also has free software that is compatible for Apple and Windows computers.
Moreover, the book HOW TO START YOUR OWN Wedding Video Business is a helpful addition. Wedding videography is one of the best ways to earn funds for future projects, and this book has successfully covered this matter.
What Is Supposed To Be In It
Although it covers almost all basic information in filmmaking, it has some disappointments. In the table of contents of some of the included books, there are no corresponding page numbers or that part of a book is not found. The number of pages to cover a topic is also limited and have been discussed in a generalized manner with few specifications. I’ll be waiting if there will be some revisions concerning this matter.
Furthermore, it does not contain supporting pictures, graphics, diagrams, or even a simple drawing. Explanation to a topic is important, and gains the most focus, but illustration to every explanation is of equal importance.
In the forms and contracts, an overview page may be a nice inclusion. It should briefly explain the use of this forms and contracts in relation to filmmaking. This is very helpful, especially for amateur videographers.
What Is Not Supposed To Be In It
One fault that is committed in the guide books is redundancy. Some information that was covered from the primer is then again covered in one or two of the guidebook(s) included in the kit. Moreover, it includes minor errors in grammar and spelling. However, it is a self published book, so it is somewhat expected.
What It This All About
The No Budget Filmmaking Ultra-pack by Jason Martin and others is an honest kit that is made out of good intentions. It presents useful information from the author’s experience and tips from professionals all regarding and concerning filmmaking. This information is easy to understand and incorporate when making a movie, video, or feature. Moreover, being a kit, the additional forms and contracts, plus the free software, completes the filmmaking experience.