$30 Film School
is the title of a book written by Michael W. Dean
concerning no-budget filmmaking. The book is part of the "$30 School" series, which also includes $30 Music School
and $30 Writing School
. All of the books in the series advocate a start-to-finish DIY ethic
, include interviews with professionals in the given field, and include a CD
The first edition sold 30,000 copies and was published by Muska & Lipman in 2003.
The second edition came out in March 2006, and comes with a DVD featuring software, tutorials, and 14 short films by graduates of the first edition.