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
Classroom
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 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: David Martin-Porras
369884
Fee:
$699.00
36 days left. Enroll by Sep 23, 2019
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Notes

No meeting November 11, 2019.

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 06, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Sep 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Sep 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Oct 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Oct 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Oct 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Oct 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Nov 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Nov 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Nov 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Nov 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Dec 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Mon Dec 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65

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