Kindle gets Naked Revised — And In Color!

Published On April 6, 2013 | By Mike Carroll | Books, Naked Filmmaking

Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000 – $6,000 – or Less. Revised & Expanded For DSLR Filmmakers is now available as a Kindle Edition.

You can now read Naked Filmmaking–Revised & Expanded for DSLR (the shortened title) on your Kindle, Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone or Android, computer or any other form of electronic media that you can have the Kindle reader on.

The print version of Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000 – $6,000 – or Less. Revised & Expanded For DSLR Filmmakers was released just a few weeks ago and had it’s formal announcement on the Digital Convergence Podcast where hosts Carl Olson, Mitch Aunger and Chris Fenwick had me back as their guest.

In those few weeks I have been doggedly converting the book into a digital Kindle edition for purchase through Amazon. The print edition is priced at $14.95. The Kindle is only $7.99. And for that $7.99 you get a terrific value that is not available in the print edition — COLOR!

The newly revised edition of Naked Filmmaking is bigger and better than the first edition in so many ways. It’s been expanded from 65,000 words to 101,000 words and from being illustrated with 150 photographs to now containing 250 photos.

And the new Kindle edition not only fully reflects the print version, it takes it a tremendous leap forward by having virtually all of the 250 photographs now be able to be seen –IN COLOR!

In addition, there are various references to filmmakers and product companies, such as Philip Bloom and my friend Chris King and B&H Photo and so forth. Now they are all URL-linked so you can touch on the name and be immediately taken on your Kindle Fire or iPad directly to their websites.

When I first published Naked Filmmaking in 2010 the Kindle was only available in a monochromatic devise. With the arrival of the Kindle Fire the world of color has radically improved the devise — and the content you can receive on it. This is what makes this edition of Naked Filmmaking so exciting. If I were to publish a color print edition of the printing costs would be so expensive that I would have to charge $40-$50. With the new Kindle edition, that is no longer an issue.

I have gone through the book and painstakingly reconnected the original color photos to replace the black & white versions for the print edition. As a result, the Kindle edition has a new, lush, almost magazine look to it.And it’s only $7.99!!!!

I initially set out to write Naked Filmmaking to pass along my experiences making films to aspiring filmmakers and to filmmakers with a film under their belt and want to find a different, simpler way to make a movie. With fewer people. Or no crew at all.

With the Revised edition I made the book chock full o’ photos of all the gear I was talking about so that the readers would know exactly what I was talking about — C-stands, Sennheisers, shock mounts, windscreens, grad filters, sandbags, etc.

And with the Kindle edition you can now see everything –IN COLOR!!!

Here are some more pages from the Kindle to give you a look inside.

The Search Inside feature is now set up on Amazon so that you can read the first section of the book. I think that once you look through it that it will be a worthwhile edition on your film book shelf.



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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

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