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Get a 100-page eBook of the “astonishingly detailed and useful” DSLR Cinematography Guide FREE

09.14.10 @ 1:02PM Tags : , , , , ,

Filmmaker Magazine called The DSLR Cinematography Guide “astonishingly detailed and useful” at launch. Now the guide is updated, expanded, and professionally designed into a proper eBook. Including the eBook-only bonus chapters, it’s now over a hundred pages long! This new PDF is printable, portable, and more comprehensive — but it’s still absolutely free. This marks the official launch of the NoFilmSchool newsletter, which will simply email you once a week with site updates and will also occasionally ping you with tips and tricks on digital filmmaking (and how to start an independent career). Get your own full color, high-resolution copy of the guide here:

Subscribe to NoFilmSchool and get the expanded PDF of The DSLR Cinematography Guide FREE…

What, exactly, does The DSLR Cinematography Guide focus on? “How to make beautiful, inexpensive movies using a DSLR.” Anyone who currently owns a DSLR, or is thinking about buying one, should be able to benefit from the guide.

For those of you who donated previously and received the old PDF, thanks so much — you should’ve already gotten an advance email about how to get this new eBook (the guide is high resolution, and as such the PDF is a bit large for emailing direct). For future reference you can always find this subscribe form on the new Subscribe page. And if you saw an overlay prompting you to subscribe, don’t worry about it annoying you — it should only appear on the site once a month. If you find the guide as helpful as I hope you will, you can thank me by donating or spreading the word about this free eBook on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or any way you can. Please share this post via the Twitter, Facebook, and StumbleUpon badges to the left!

When you get the PDF, I think you’ll be surprised that I’m giving such an eBook away free. It looks good. It reads good. Damn! I mean it reads “well.” Am I crazy for giving it away free? No, I just think audience-building is of paramount importance for independent creatives, and I’m setting out to build one via all available methods. Once you get the eBook, let me know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!


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  • thank you so much for this… i’m a big fan of your site since i bought my first DSLR, Canon 550D. Good luck for your 1st feature-length project btw :)

  • This new PDF is really, really great. I would pay for this, but thanks for the freebie! One thing — I signed up and got your weekly update more than once. I’m sure you didn’t mean to send it, just thought you should know.

    • That was a bug that should’ve only affected the very first subscribers — it’s fixed now. Believe me, the last thing I want to do is blow up anyone’s inbox! Glad you like the guide, Frank.

  • Could you make this -$5? Just kidding, thanks so much. Very valuable, great to have!

  • WOW Man, That work is insane and for FREE !!!, you are the man ;) ,only hope that for your hackintouch all have the same lucky. Still waiting… Very Very good job. I hope your site become a reference in dslr ecoworld.

  • May the force be with you!

  • I read the guide a few months back in an earlier incarnation – and it’s by far the best one-stop dslr guide I’ve found. Can’t wait to take a look at the new version. Keep up the great work!

  • Wow, thanks so much for this helpful ebook, I am a still photographer for sometime, but had no idea about video before, now I am interested in it and feel that I can jump and try it for the first time.
    Finally I knew the function of the clapper LOL
    Thanks alot

  • just wanted to let you know that i did a quick write up about your e-book.

    thanks again for such a great resource!

  • how do you download the latest version if you have already subscribed to the newsletter? Also, any plans to include info on the Lumix GH2?

  • Eugenio Fernández Abril on 10.20.11 @ 8:13PM

    how can I download if I’m already suscribed?

  • HI,
    i keep register and nothing happens, i don’t get any confirmation thing like they showed after i register my email. 2 different email actually and nothing. ????

  • hi i am a subscriber from before and i lost the pdf so how can i get it again plz