Filmmaker Series

The Filmmaker Series: First Steps to Cinematography


Bigfoot Entertainment, Inc. and The International Academy of Film and Television presents The Filmmaker Series DVD Collection, featuring essential instructions on Screenwriting, Directing and Cinematography, offered in an entertaining, fast-moving, and vibrant style. Shot in dynamic studio and island settings, this 3-episode insider series offers a modular approach to learning and absorbing the most vital elements of filmmaking.

If you’re an aspiring movie maker, but don't know where to start, The Filmmaker Series is indispensable, and it’s made for you.

If you’ve already gotten your feet wet, but would like to get a new slant on some of the problems you’ve faced, then going back to basics is always a good eye-opener.

Either way, you’ll find a wealth of inspiration in these DVDs.


Cinematography by Rick Robinson and Jack Messitt

The brilliance of making films lies in the ability to tell stories through a visual medium. Cinematography is the art and technique of movie photography.

Narrated by Rick Robinson,The Filmmaker Series: First Steps to Cinematography explains the terminology,  tools and techniques that every director of photography needs to know. Using a breakdown of actual behind the scenes examples, you will see the director of photography interact with the camera crew and director as they create dynamic moving images. Joined by director of photography Mark Gary and acclaimed film director/ director of photography Jack Messitt, Robinson discuses the art and science of cinematography.


Rick Robinson

Nicole Post
Aaron Cisneros

Jack Messitt
Erick Crespo
Justin Wolske
Lori Abhari
Pouya Abhari
Karl Slater
Russell Marleu
Jorge Urbina
Michelle Webb


Directed by: Rick Robinson, Jack Messitt
Director of Photography: Jorge Urbina
Edited by: Kristoffer Villarino
Sound Mixer/Boom Operator: Mickey Macachor
Line Producer: Jill Anoba
Production Coordinator: Earl C. Yap
Produced by:  Rick Robinson
Executive Producer: Michael Gleissner, Kacy Andrews


  • Genre: Education,
  • Studios: Bigfoot Entertainment Inc.
  • Color/B&W: Color
  • Film Rating: NR
  • Status: Post-Production
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