What This Book Is All About!
Tricks of the Trade (Or as I like to call it; T.O.T.S.)
There are many famous quotes in the movie business. (It's what we do!) One comes quickly to mind. "There... More > are ten ways to do a job!” (And yet, they all seem to work.)
It’s quite true. So, that’s one reason for this book. The other reasons, passing it along, paying it forward, helping one another. (You get the picture)
Here's the deal, if you use just one of these tried and true methods properly, you'll look good. If you look good, (To the bosses) you'll be asked back. (That’s a no-brainer)
Hopefully, it will help you and others for years to come.
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From the Author of “The Grip Book” comes a series of books with all (most) of the information needed to locate the correct and proper tool for the job at hand. This book is One of... More > Three books. The Master book is called “Dollies, Cranes, and Camera Heads” (also available) was given high praise by:
“The American Cinematographer Magazine”
~~~In short, keeping a copy of Michael Uva’s Dollies, Cranes & Camera Heads close at hand during both prep and production is a good way to be sure of finding the correct tool for the needs of each shoot. ~~~
Reviewed by Jim Hemphill
"Below the Line" Newspaper Book Review
Reviewed By Jim Udel
~~~Uva has placed in our hands a volume of information that previously was only attainable through years of experience, ~~~ which makes this comprehensive guide worth every penny of its cover price.~~~< Less
Ever wish your life were different? Wished you had become something else in life? Maybe you wanted to end up in the movie business, hob-knobbing with all the stars while traveling the world, being... More > treated like a king or a queen.
Ah! Wouldn’t that be wonderful? I think so.
So! I invented him. "Michael.” He has a wonderful life.
Michael was able to become a tough U.S. Marine.
(I wrestled 98 pounds.)
He becomes a FAA aircraft mechanic. (I flunked auto shop.)
Why he even landed a job in the movie business.
(I didn’t have any relatives in the “Biz”)
Then, best of all, he became famous . . . a world famous author.
(I can’t type, spell, nor do I have any command of the English languish.)
Life is good! He’s literally a self-made man . . . by me!
(With certificates & photos to prove it)
“Would-of, Could-of, or Should –of.”
My thoughts with his good looks, puts the “I” in team.
From the looks of things now, he and I are having a great life.< Less
Hey, how you doing today? What will you have? Would you like a pastry with that? Great! A medium coffee? Perfect! That will be a $1.75. And here you go, sir, your change is a quarter. A sound that a... More > quarter makes when it hits the empty plastic tip jar reverberates throughout the quaint coffee shop. Stunned silence. No thank you, come again, have a nice day.
Nay, not a word. If looks could kill. Next time, I use the drive through.< Less