Jason Tomaric’s second published book, Filmmaking, adopts the Hollywood system for directors by teaching the craft from the perspective of every other department.

Covering the entire production process, Filmmaking’s 550 pages takes you behind the scenes of the world’s most enticing industry.

Published by Focal Press, an imprint of Reed-Elsevier.


There are no wasted words in Tomaric’s 550-page tome, which concisely summarizes each facet of the director’s craft. It’s difficult to think of a step in the process that Tomaric fails to address.

  1. -American Society of Cinematographers

Jason proves that top-notch production values are within the reach of anyone who has ever dreamt of making his own movie. Jason knows what he's talking about because he's actually done it.
- Steve Skrovan, Executive Producer, "Everybody Loves Raymond"

Absolutely the most in-depth, informative and entertaining filmmaking book out there. It takes you through everything you need to know, demystifies the process, and shows you exactly how to make a movie, even if you don't have a huge budget.
- Kevin Cooper, Executive Producer, "Secondhand Lions"

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