Here are a few books I read this year, 2015, about filmmaking, with ratings.
Some of the latest books I read:
Excellently written; strong opinions; fine details and deep analysis, good film stills.
Well illustrated, nice editing tips, outdated.
Creating Animated Cartoons with Character: A Guide to Developing and Producing Your Own Series for TV, the Web, and Short Film
This attractive author was holding back practical knowledge on actual creating - I did not rent this book to learn his story.
Informative, well written.
For the first ~300 pages I thought it was a wonderful book. Then, after the huge poorly structured chapter about ethics of film, which messy dates and titles with occasional remarks of random value had little to do with ethics, I changed...
Outdated; some deep psychological advice, some weird.
Good help on film storyboards.