Coming in June 2017


The new edition of The Digital Filmmaking Handbook will be available for purchase in June, 2017 and we'll be sending out the release date and ordering information in the next month or so. If you are an educator, please let us know what you think about the book and what you would like to see in the next edition.  If you are an aspiring filmmaker or student, we'll be featuring questions from readers in our upcoming Tips & Techniques newsletter, so let us know what's on your mind. Please sign up for news and updates using the sign-up form on this page.  

-Sonja Schenk and Ben Long



Ben Long (San Francisco, CA) is a writer, producer, videographer and the author of the bestselling book Complete Digital Photography as well as numerous other books and articles on the creative use of digital technology and a popular tutorial series at

Sonja Schenk (Los Angeles, CA) is a writer, producer and director who has worked on a number of popular television shows and films and is the author of several other books and articles on filmmaking and editing. She recently completed production on a feature film, "The Olivia Experiment."





Welcome to the companion website for The Digital Filmmaking Handbook by Ben Long and Sonja Schenk, now in its fifth edition from Cengage Learning.

On this website you'll find the tutorial media and other supplementary resources for the printed book, updates about technology and other filmmaking resources by Ben and Sonja, and the website for Sonja's feature film, "The Olivia Experiment." shot on two SLR HD cameras.



Get info about news and events related to "The Digital Filmmaking Handbook"



Filmmaking involves much more than just buying a camera and a computer and The Digital Filmmaking Handbook covers everything you need to know, whether you’re making a feature-length movie, a series of webisodes or even your first short film.

This one-stop digital filmmaking resource will guide you from your initial idea to getting your finished project “in the can.” It will show you how to create shots and effects that are rarely associated with low-budget productions. In addition there’s a special new chapter on shooting your indie film with a DSLR and an advanced discussion on finishing your film for digital cinema projection.