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
In-Person
Starting at $785.00
As few as 11 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.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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397097
Fee:
$785.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Apr 2, 2024
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Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Apr 2, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Apr 9, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Apr 16, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Apr 23, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Apr 30, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue May 7, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue May 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue May 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue May 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Jun 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Jun 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center

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