Department - Author 1

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program

Degree Name - Author 1

BA in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies



Primary Advisor

David Gillette, Michael Haungs


The LAES Pocketbook for Filmmaker Enthusiasts was written to be an essential tool for Cal Poly students to use when approaching the broad spectrum of film making. This introductory pocketbook tackles many of the confusions and questions that arise when first starting with film making and utilizes the equipment available at Cal Poly to make the film making process simpler for students. Printed out on standard 8.5" x 11" paper, this portable pocketbook is meant to be folded, stapled down the spine, and carried with the student on their filming endeavors.

This pocketbook will go over types of filming equipment, film school basics, filming techniques, data organization, editing theory, and media output. The intended audience for this pocketbook is for Cal Poly students, from a novice to intermediate skill set, but is written to be comprehended by faculty and young adults alike.

I find it necessary to pass on these fundamental skill sets to future students so that this art form/tool can be built upon and further appreciated at Cal Poly.