Central to this book are flow charts: diagrams detailing every single thing, no matter how small, that needs to be done to make your film. This visual approach to the filmmaking process ensures that new (and established) filmmakers get an instant overview of each and every discipline. Backing up the diagrams are copious notes. Wherever possible, the text is broken apart into box outs, hot tips and sub-diagrams. The book has its own dedicated website where readers can download the tools, forms, software, and artwork detailed in the book.
Chris Jones has been making micro-budget features since he and Genevieve Jolliffe made "The Runner" in 1992. In 2009, his short film "Gone Fishing" was Oscars shortlisted, won the prestigious Producers Guild of America's Best Short Film and collected over 40 international awards. He co-authored the bestselling "Guerilla Film Makers Handbook" in 1996, and also wrote the hugely successful "Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint." On top of writing and making films, Chris teachers new filmmakers and runs his business from the historic Ealing Film Studios in London.