If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of becoming a filmmaker but never acted on it, this primer for filmmaking will get you started in the right direction. Here is an overview of the key areas of filmmaking: screenwriting, directing, cinematography, sound, editing, and producing. Plus, a look at documentary and low budget production strategies. The “ten essential lessons” are a compilation of several articles and lessons from the Film School Online website by NYU Film School’s long time production supervisor, Lou LaVolpe. Length: approximately 45 pages.