Filmmaking & art resources







  1. Accented Cinema
  2. Beyond the Frame
  3. CinemaStix
  4. Cinema Tyler
  5. Dan Golding – Video Essays
  6. Every Frame a Painting
  7. Fandor
  8. Karsten Runquist
  9. Like Stories of Old
  10. Little White Lies
  12. Nando v Movies
  13. Nerdwriter1
  14. Now You See It
  15. Patrick Willems
  16. Screened
  17. Skazany na film (PL)
  18. Stargazer Movies
  19. Storytellers
  20. The Cinema Cartography
  21. The Cinema Cartography Extra
  22. The Closer Look
  23. The Discarded Image
  24. TheGaroStudios
  25. The Royal Ocean Film Society
  26. The Solomon Society
  27. What’s So Great About That?




  1. Behind the Curtain
  2. Just Write
  3. Lessons from the Screenplay
  4. Screenplayed
  5. Tyler Mowery




  1. Amor Sciendi
  2. KQED Art School
  3. Little Art Talks
  4. The Art Assignment




  1. CookeOpticsTV
  2. D4Darious
  3. David Torcivia
  4. Deity Microphones
  5. Film Courage
  6. Film-Drunk Love
  7. Filmmaker IQ
  8. Film Skills
  9. In Depth Cine
  10. Indy Mogul
  11. Lights Film School
  12. Lux Lighting
  13. Na Gałęzi (PL)
  14. No Film School
  15. ponysmasher
  17. RocketJump Film School
  18. StudioBinder
  19. The Film Look
  20. This Guy Edits
  21. Wandering DP
  22. wolfcrow




  1. Essential Films
  2. Eyes On Cinema
  3. Movies I Love (and so can you)
  4. One Hundred Years of Cinema






  1. Acting: The First Six Lessons by Richard Boleslavsky
  2. Acting for the Camera by Tony Barr 
  3. Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus by Marina Caldarone
  4. An Actor’s Work: A Student’s Diary by Konstantin Stanislavski 
  5. A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Melissa Bruder
  6. Audition by Michael Shurtleff
  7. Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater
  8. Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor by Jack Garfein
  9. Michael Caine – Acting in Film by Michael Cain
  10. On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov
  11. Podstawy gry aktorskiej by Margarete Schuler and Stephanie Harrer (PL)
  12. Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen
  13. Sanford Meisner on Acting by Sanford Meisner
  14. The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
  15. The Art of Acting by Stella Adler
  16. The Art of Voice Acting by James Alburger
  17. The Intent to Live: Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor by Larry Moss
  18. To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov
  19. Voice For Hire by Randy Thomas




  1. A Life in Movies by Michael Powell
  2. Double Vision: My Life in Film by Andrzej Wajda
  3. Fellini by Maria Kornatowska (PL)
  4. Godard – Pasaże by Paweł Mościcki (PL)
  5. Hitchcock: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut
  6. My Last Breath by Luis Bunuel
  7. Notes On The Cinematograph by Bresson Robert
  8. Sculpting In Time by Andrei Tarkovsky
  9. Something Like an Autobiography by Akira Kurosawa
  10. The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography by Ingmar Bergman
  11. The Name above the Title: An Autobiography by Frank Capra




  1. 100 Modern Soundtracks by Philip Brophy
  2. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion
  3. Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art by John Purcell
  4. Film, a Sound Art by Michel Chion
  5. Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound by David Lewis Yewdall
  6. Producing Great Sound for Film and Video by Jay Rose
  7. Sound Design by David Sonnenschein
  8. Sound for Film and Television by Tomlinson Holman
  9. The Location Sound Bible by Ric Viers
  10. The Sound Effects Bible by Ric Viers




  1. Against Interpretation: And Other Essays by Susan Sontag
  2. Antropologia postaci w dziele filmowym by Seweryn Kuśmierczyk (PL)
  3. Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film by Giuliana Bruno
  4. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography by Roland Barthes
  5. Eros i film by Maria Kornatowska (PL)
  6. Film as a Subversive Art by Amos Vogel
  7. Film Form: Essays in Film Theory by Sergei Eisenstein
  8. On Photography by Susan Sontag
  9. Po ludobójstwie. Eseje o języku, polityce i kinie by Pier Paolo Pasolini (PL)
  10. Styles of Radical Will by Susan Sontag
  11. Tarkovsky: Films, Stills, Polaroids & Writings by Andriej Tarkovski
  12. The Empty Space by Peter Brook
  13. The Imaginary: A Phenomenological Psychology of the Imagination by Jean-Paul Sartre
  14. Visual and Other Pleasures by Laura Mulvey
  15. Ways of Seeing by John Berger
  16. What is cinema? v.1 by Andre Bazin
  17. What is cinema? v.2 by Andre Bazin
  18. X muza by Karol Irzykowski (PL)




  1. Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones by Eric Cheng
  2. American Cinematographer Manual by Michael Goi
  3. Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors by Blain Brown
  4. Cinematography: Theory and Practice by Blain Brown
  5. Drone Photography and Video Masterclass by Fergus Kennedy
  6. Eyes over the World: The Most Spectacular Drone Photography by Dirk Dallas
  7. Fundamentals of Photography by Tom Ang
  8. How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro by Steve Stockman
  9. Master Shots Vol. 1 by Christopher Kenworthy
  10. Master Shots Vol. 2 by Christopher Kenworthy
  11. Master Shots Vol. 3 by Christopher Kenworthy
  12. Masters of Light by Dennis Schaefer
  13. Okiem operatora by R. Lenczewski, P. Wojtowicz, J. Zieliński, M. Bukojemski (PL)
  14. Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman
  15. Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models by Roberto Valenzuela
  16. Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Part 1 by Scott Kelby
  17. Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Part 2 by Scott Kelby
  18. Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Part 3 by Scott Kelby
  19. Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Part 4 by Scott Kelby
  20. Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Part 5 by Scott Kelby
  21. The Camera by Ansel Adams
  22. The filmmaker’s eye by Gustavo Mercado
  23. The Flash Book by Scott Kelby
  24. The Negative by Ansel Adams
  25. The Photograph – Composition and Color Design by Harald Mante
  26. The Photographer’s Guide to Drones by Colin Smith
  27. The Photographer’s Mind by Michael Freeman
  28. Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
  29. Understanding Photography by Sean T. McHugh




  1. A History of Narrative Film by David Cook
  2. Film Style and Technology: History and Analysis by Barry Salt
  3. Historia filmu: od Edisona do Nolana by Rafał Syska (PL)
  4. Historia kina. Tom 1. Kino nieme by Tadeusz Lubelski (PL)
  5. Historia kina. Tom 2. Kino klasyczne by Tadeusz Lubelski (PL)
  6. Historia kina. Tom 3. Kino epoki nowofalowej by Tadeusz Lubelski (PL)
  7. Historia kina. Tom 4. Kino końca wieku by Tadeusz Lubelski (PL)
  8. History of Film by Parkinson David
  9. The Oxford History of World Cinema by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
  10. The Routledge Companion to Film History by William Guynn




  1. A Brief History of Painting by Roy Bolton
  2. Art: The Whole Story by Stephen Farthing and Richard Cork
  3. A World History of Art by Hugh Honour
  4. History of Art History by Wood Christopher
  5. History of the Theatre by Oscar Brockett
  6. Meggs’ History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs
  7. Photography: The Definitive Visual History by Tom Ang
  8. Sculpture. From Antiquity to the Present Day by TASCHEN
  9. The Photography Book by Ian Jeffrey
  10. The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich
  11. Understanding Art by Stephen Little
  12. World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum




  1. Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors by Betty Edwards
  2. Color Theory: An essential guide to color-from basic principles to practical applications by Patti Mollica
  3. If It’s Purple, Someone’s Gonna Die by Patti Bellatoni
  4. Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition by Josef Albers
  5. The Color Correction Handbook by Alexis Van Hurkman
  6. The Elements of Color by Johannes Itten
  7. The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair




  1. Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies by James Agee
  2. Film Theory and Criticism by Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen
  3. Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism by Jonathan Rosenbaum
  4. Reeling by Pauline Kael
  5. The Material Ghost: Films and Their Medium by Gilberto Perez
  6. Writing About Movies by Karen Gocsik




  1. Art of the Cut by Steve Hullfish
  2. Cut to the Chase by and Sam O’Steen
  3. In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch
  4. The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje
  5. The Conversations by Michael Ondaatje
  6. The Healthy Edit by John Rosenberg
  7. The Invisible Cut by Bobbie O’Steen
  8. The Technique of Film Editing by Karel Reisz
  9. When the shooting stops, the cutting begins by Ralph Rosenblum




  1. Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton
  2. Scenografia filmu fabularnego by Wojciech Saloni-Marczewski (PL)
  3. The Grip Book: The Studio Grip’s Essential Guide by Michael Uva
  4. The Guide to Managing Postproduction for Film, TV, and Digital Distribution by Barbara Clark
  5. Thinking with type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students by Ellen Lupton




  1. Between The Scenes by Jeffrey Michael Bays
  2. Directing: Film Techniques & Aesthetics by Michael Rabiger
  3. Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film & Television by Judith Weston
  4. Film Directing: Shot by Shot by Steven D. Katz
  5. Film Studies: The Basics by Amy Villarejo
  6. Grammar of the Film Language by Daniel Arijon
  7. Kazan on Directing by Elia Kazan
  8. Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
  9. On Directing Film by David Mamet
  10. On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director by Alexander Mackendrick
  11. Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
  12. Shooting to Kill: How an Independent Producer Blasts Through the Barriers to Make Movies That Matter by Christine Vachon
  13. The Cinema Book by Pam Cook
  14. The Film Director’s Intuition: Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques by Judith Weston
  15. The Filmmaker’s Handbook by S. Ascher & E. Pincus
  16. The Five C’s of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques by Joseph V Mascelli
  17. Theory of Film Practice by Noel Burch
  18. The Visual Story by Bruce Block




  1. Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George B. Bridgman
  2. Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson
  3. Directing the Story by Francis Glebas
  4. Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes by Rob Alexander
  5. Drawing Course by Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome
  6. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
  7. Drawing the Head and Hands by Andrew Loomis
  8. Drawing the Landscape by Chip Sullivan
  9. Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth by Andrew Loomis
  10. Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
  11. How to Draw What You See by Rudy De Reyna
  12. Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson
  13. Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier by Juliette  Aristides
  14. Lessons in Classical Painting: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier by Juliette Aristides
  15. Light, Shade and Shadow by E. L. Koller
  16. Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed
  17. Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling
  18. Professional Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb by Sergio Paez
  19. Storyboarding Essentials by David Harland Rousseau
  20. The natural way to draw by Kimon Nicolaïdes
  21. The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney’s Great Animators by Andreas Deja
  22. The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed




  1. Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman
  2. Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author’s Guide to Uniting Story Structure by K.M.Weiland
  3. Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
  4. Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field
  5. Screenwriter’s Bible by David Trottier
  6. Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
  7. The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John Truby
  8. The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri
  9. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  10. The Hollywood Standard by Christopher Riley
  11. The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler
  12. Three Uses of the Knife by David Memet
  13. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
  14. Writing for the Cut: Shaping Your Script for Cinema by Greg Loftin




  1. Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art by Frank Beaver
  2. Encyclopedia of Chinese Film by Zhiwei Xiao
  3. Encyclopedia of Film Noir by Geoff Mayer
  4. The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition: The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry by Ephraim Katz
  5. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson
  6. The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols by Alain Gheerbrant
  7. The Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre by Jonathan Law




  1. Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood’s Cinematographers and Gaffers by Kris Malkiewicz
  2. Lighting for Cinematography by David Landau
  3. Light-Science and Magic by Fil Hunter
  4. Painting With Light by John Alton
  5. Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution by Harry Box




  1. A Hundred Years of Japanese Film by Donald Richie
  2. Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition by Stephen Teo
  3. Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog
  4. Europejskie kino gatunków. Tom 1 by Piotr Kletowski (PL)
  5. Europejskie kino gatunków. Tom 2 by Piotr Kletowski and Maciej Pepliński (PL)
  6. Fatalism in American Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy by Robert B. Pippin
  7. Film japoński a kultura europejska by Aneta Piechała (PL)
  8. Filmowy neomodernizm by Rafał Syska (PL)
  9. Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven’s Gate, the Film thatSank United Artists by Steven Bach
  10. Formuły duchowości w kinie najnowszym by Magdalena Kempna-Pieniążek (PL)
  11. Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society by Richard Dyer
  12. Kino stylu zerowego, z zagadnień estetyki filmu fabularnego by Mirosław Przylipiak (PL)
  13. Kultura wizualna w Polsce. Tom 1: Fragmenty by Iwona Kurz (PL)
  14. Made in Hong Kong. Kino czasu przemian by Jagoda Murczyńska (PL)
  15. Midnight movies. Seans o północy by J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum
  16. Mistrzowie kina amerykańskiego: Bunt i nostalgia by Łukasz Plesnar and Rafał Syska (PL)
  17. Mistrzowie kina amerykańskiego: Klasycy by Łukasz Plesnar and Rafał Syska (PL)
  18. Mistrzowie kina amerykańskiego: Współczesność by Łukasz Plesnar and Rafał Syska (PL)
  19. More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts by James Naremore
  20. Picture by Lillian Ross
  21. Polska szkoła filmowa by Marek Hendrykowski (PL)
  22. Resistenza we włoskim filmie fabularnym by Anna Miller-Klejsa (PL)
  23. Silent Films, 1877-1996: A Critical Guide to 646 Movies by Robert K Klepper
  24. Surrealism and Cinema by Michael Richardson
  25. The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era by Thomas Schatz
  26. The Parade’s Gone By… by Kevin Brownlow
  27. Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer by Paul Schrader




  1. A Companion to Film Theory by Toby Miller
  2. Analiza filmu by Jacques Aumont & Michel Marie (PL)
  3. Antropologia filmu by Aleksander Jackiewicz (PL)
  4. Cinema 1: The Movement Image by Gilles Deleuze
  5. Cinema 2: The Time Image by Gilles Deleuze
  6. Fetishism and Curiosity: Cinema and the Mind’s Eye by Laura Mulvey
  7. Film and Phenomenology: Towards a Realist Theory of Cinematic Representation by Allan Casebier
  8. Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell
  9. Filmed Thought: Cinema as Reflective Form by Robert B. Pippin
  10. Film i rzeczywistość by Andre Bazin (PL)
  11. Film jest snem by Konrad Eberhardt (PL)
  12. Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema by Christian Metz
  13. Films And Feelings by Raymond Durgnat
  14. Historia myśli filmowej. Podręcznik by Alicja Helman and Jacek Ostaszewski (PL)
  15. Język filmu by Jerzy Płażewski (PL)
  16. Looking at Movies by Richard Barsam
  17. On the History of Film Style by David Bordwell
  18. Podstawy wiedzy o filmie by Alicja Helman and Andrzej Pitrus (PL)
  19. Signs and Meaning in the Cinema by Peter Wollen
  20. The Aesthetics and Psychology of the Cinema by Jean Mitry
  21. The elements of cinema by Stefan Sharff
  22. The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema by Christian Metz
  23. Theory of Film by Siegfried Kracauer
  24. The Oxford Guide To Film Studies by John Hill
  25. The Philosophy of Horror by Noel Carroll




  1. Directors Close Up by Jeremy Kagan
  2. True Fiction Pictures and Possible Films by Hal Hartley
  3. Who the Devil Made It: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors by Peter Bogdanovich




  1. Acting for Animators by Ed Hooks
  2. Character Animation Crash Course! by Eric Goldberg
  3. Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: Volume 1 by Walt Stanchfield
  4. Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: Volume 2 by Walt Stanchfield
  5. Elemental Magic, Volume I by Joseph Gilland
  6. Elemental Magic, Volume II by Joseph Gilland
  7. Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators by Mike Mattesi
  8. Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation by Wayne Gilbert
  9. Stop-motion Animation: Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models by Barry JC Purves
  10. The Animator’s Sketchbook by Pixar
  11. The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams
  12. The Art of 3D Computer Animation and Effects by Isaac Kerlow
  13. The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation by Ollie Johnston
  14. Timing for Animation by John Halas




  1. American Cinematographer Blog
  2. Animation 101
  3. Art Prof
  4. Basic Film Terms
  5. Cambridge in Colour tutorials
  6. Cameras and Lenses
  7. CameraSim
  8. Cinematography
  9. Cinephilia & Beyond
  10. color theory
  11. digitalfilms blog
  12. Film Courage
  13. Filmmaker IQ
  14. Filmmaking Lifestyle
  15. Filmmaking Stuff blog
  16. Film Riot
  17. Free Filmmaking Resources List I
  18. Free Filmmaking Resources List II
  19. Go into the story
  20. Movies in Color
  21. No Film School
  22. Premium Beat
  23. r/Filmmakers FAQ
  24. r/Photography FAQ
  25. soundswork collection blog
  26. Stephen Follows blog
  27. studiobinder
  28. Słownik podstawowych pojęć filmowych (PL)
  29. The Black and Blue
  30. The Level Design Companion
  31. The Movie Title Stills Collection
  32. The Screenplay Database I
  33. The Screenplay Database II
  34. Through the Lens Filmschool Resources
  35. VashiVisuals
  36. Wikiversity on filmmaking




  1. American Cinematographer magazine
  2. MasterClass – A Meeting with Werner Herzog
  3. MasterClass – David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film
  4. MasterClass – Hellen Mirrern Teaches Acting
  5. MasterClass – Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing
  6. MasterClass – Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking
  7. MasterClass – Natalie Portman Teaches Acting
  8. MasterClass – Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting




  1. Beyond the Screenplay
  2. Blank Check Podcast
  3. Film Roundtable
  4. How Did This Get Made?
  5. SpoilerMaster – podcast do słuchania po seansie (PL)
  6. Team Deakins
  7. The Director’s Cut
  8. The Rewatchables




  1. Actors on Acting
  2. CinemaScope: The Modern Miracle You See Without Glasses by David Bordwell
  3. Dan Harmon’s Story Circle
  4. Emmy Nominated Actors Teach You How to Make it in Hollywood
  6. Michael Caine Teaches Acting In Film




  1. Esej audiowizualny – w stronę historii by Bartosz Zając (PL)
  2. The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes



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