Get the Picture!: A No-Nonsense Guide to the Craft of Hollywood Filmmaking provides practical strategies and tips to gain the technical skill, practical knowledge, and professional connections necessary in order to move up the ladder or start a career in the film industry. After an introductory chapter that examines the standards and practices of the Hollywood film studio system in the first half of the 20th century, the book focuses on the contemporary technical standards and production protocol in filmmaking. Chapters include beginner and intermediate information and real-world advice on the function and operation of a film production, invaluable for aspiring filmmakers, craftsman and technicians. The technical information in this book serves to empower anyone interested in pursuing a vocation career in filmmaking with the pertinent knowledge needed to breach the barriers of entry into the film industry. This guide shows readers how to best seek out and maximize career opportunities in the film industry and gain valuable on-the-job experience without acquiring the cost of a traditional film school.