The Reel Truth details the pitfalls, snares, and roadblocks that aspiring filmmakers encounter. Reed Martin interviewed more than one hundred luminaries from the independent film world to discuss the near misses that almost derailed their first and second films and identify the close shaves that could have cut their careers short. Other books may tell you the best way to make your independent film or online short, but no other book describes so candidly how to spot and avoid such issues and obstacles as equipment problems, shooting-day snafus, postproduction myths, theatrical distribution deal breakers, and dozens of other commonly made missteps, including the top fifty mistakes every filmmaker makes.
From personal experience and his years as a freelance reporter covering independent film for USA Today and Filmmaker magazine, Martin uncovers the truth about the risks and potential rewards that go with chasing celluloid glory. Whether you’re writing a screenplay, looking for financing, about to start shooting, or thinking about investing time and money (or someone else’s money) in an independent film, The Reel Truth is a must-read.
Author Steve Hanson’s serves as a coffee-table encyclopedia for salmon and steelhead fishing. The text itself is as extensive as it is candid. With the plethora of matter-of-fact information regarding fishing strategies and techniques available online, the candor of Hanson’s words makes reading The Reel Truth II more like tuning into an experienced angler sharing secrets over a warm fire and a cold beverage. To be frank, you might want to keep this book on the rather than the coffee table and make it your daily devotional.
Color photos provide a visual for readers on rigging, techniques and presentations. A highlight of this book is the insight into lots of unconventional tactics. If I told you about them in this review, it would totally spoil the read for you; however, I will say that one of my own personal struggles is dialing in a new technique and becoming frustrated on the days when I can’t make it produce. The Reel Truth II will encourage you think outside the box and experiment with new approaches to catching fish. There’s lot of survival skills in this tacklebox of text that will help you adapt and become a better angler.