Shot-Based Production & David Mamet’s “On Directing Film”

During my final semester of film school at Savannah College of Art & Design, I was assigned a slim volume called “On Directing Film” by David Mamet. That single text did more to teach about the principles of filmmaking than the previous 3.5 years combined.

I found myself continually referring to that book when trying to explain the fundamental principles of filmmaking, so here’s my take on it.

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