Introduction to Directing Dramatic Film


Prerequisites: None
Duration: 1 Day
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Capacity: 15 students
Workshop Fee: $119

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. The morning session will focus on the theories behind filmmaking: shot composition and framing, line of axis, and the psychology behind shots. The afternoon portion will cover how to work with actors and give students a hands-on experience by working with a script to shoot a scene.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Shot and Size Selection
  • Line of axis
  • Composition and Movement
  • Blocking and working with actors
  • Scene study
  • Scene study viewing and critique