A director controls a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects and is responsible for guiding the crew and actors in the fulfillment of his or her artistic vision. The director is the leader of all the creative aspects of filmmaking. This introductory workshop will teach students the fundamentals of directing.
Day one focuses on the theories behind filmmaking: shot composition and framing, line of axis, and the psychology behind shots. Experienced directors guide students through the tasks of the director in pre-production such as interpreting a script, developing shotlists, and creating storyboards.
Day two covers the role of a director on set. Students learn how to work with actors, block and rehearse, and participate in a hands-on exercise, shooting the scenes prepared in the previous day.
Topics that will be covered:
- Shot size and selection
- Psychology of shots
- Line of axis
- Composition and movement
- Creating shotlists
- Creating storyboards and schematics
- Working with actors
- How to direct a scene