The Craft of the Director

FILM TV X 478.9

This overview course gives the aspiring director a comprehensive practical understanding of the film director's craft—the language, grammar, and tools of the medium from the first script reading to post-production.

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Fall
Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Be guided through the process of preparing a film for shooting
  • Analyze scripts, casting, and collaborating with other departments as you make a film
  • Develop the skills for directing actors and acting towards the camera for quality performances
  • Learn other aspects of successful directing such as visual composition, the role of music, and sound design

About this course:

A director must have the ability to interpret and translate the written ideas of the screenplay into cinematic form. This overview lecture course gives the aspiring director a comprehensive practical understanding of the film director's craft--the language, grammar, and tools of the medium--from the first script reading to the last day of principal photography and into post-production. Lectures, discussions, screenings, assignments, and class projects guide you through the process of preparing a film for shooting. Topics include script analysis, casting, directing the actor, acting for the camera, collaborating with the creative team, camera blocking, planning the shot list, photographing the subtext, film grammar, visual composition, the role of music, and sound effects.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Wait List
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Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: David Martin-Porras
375802
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

No meeting November 28, 2020.

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 16, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Oct 3, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 10, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 17, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 24, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 31, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Nov 7, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Nov 14, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Nov 21, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Dec 5, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Dec 12, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Dec 19, 2020
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online

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