Focusing on necessary lessons and skills to make watchable films, this profusely illustrated volume provides budding directors with vital information they can use. Featuring a wealth of definitions and concise, jargon-free explanations, this handy guide also explores many questions, such as Why do movies move? What is the best way to light and expose shots for excellent results? What is the ideal method to create an eye-pleasing composition within the frame? and What is the optimal procedure for recording crystal clear sounds? Armed with this do-it-yourself resource, film and video makers of all ages and experience levels can stride confidently into multimedia projects of any size.