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Course Description

This course is a weeklong hands-on intensive taught by acclaimed professional members of the Directors Guild of America (DGA). It is an advanced course for those seeking to learn essential directing techniques to get the best performance from actors. The week begins by breaking down a short scene, creating a floor plan and shot lists, and discussing actor selection. Trainees will be actively involved in the casting session, actor selection and rehearsals. At the end of the intensive, trainees will participate in recording the scene using the shot list created earlier in the week.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Interact with potential actors and gain their trust.
  • Demonstrate casting and rehearsal techniques.
  • Understand modern frame composition, advanced staging and blocking.
  • Identify creative approaches to continuity shooting: The director’s shot list, floor plan, script breakdown and notes, with script-to-screen examples.

Notes

Who should enroll in this course:

  • Independent filmmakers
  • Web series directors
  • Television series directors
  • Film students
  • Cinematographers
  • Film producers

Special Equipment:

  • Digital cinema camera, support system, lenses, slate and accessories
  • Basic lighting
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Section Title
Directing Master Class
Type
Demo/Hands-On
Days
Sa, Su, M
Time
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Dates
May 09, 2020 to May 11, 2020
Type
Demo/Hands-On
Days
T, W
Time
8:30AM to 6:30PM
Dates
May 12, 2020 to May 13, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
44.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,995.00