Fundamentals of film directing

Discover the main skill sets essential to the film director’s craft. Develop a practical understanding of key areas such as pre-production, directing actors and using the camera as a storytelling tool.

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Key course information

Dates
01/10/14 - 17/12/14

Day(s)
Wed

Duration
12 weeks

Time
18:30 - 20:30

Fees ?
Full fee: £192
Senior fee: £134
Concession: £117

Venue
KS - Keeley Street

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Course code
DM053*

Availability
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Interview required before you can enrol

Before you can enrol on this course, you need to have an advisory interview with the relevant department. Without this the enrolment team will be unable to process your enrolment. Please contact the department to arrange your interview, or to find out about drop-in sessions.

Call 020 7492 2542 or drama@citylit.ac.uk


Course outline

What is the course about?

The course provides an overview of the role of the film director and provides practical techniques and tools for use on participant’s projects.

What topics will we cover?

The key creative parts of the directors craft: visual storytelling and directing actors. In addition an overview of the collaborators a director will work with, preproduction methods and the role of the director in an industry context.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Approach the shooting of the scene using the camera as a storytelling tool through use of a set of visual considerations.
Structure auditions and rehearsals in a way that is of maximum use to the process of telling the story.
Breakdown a scene using preproduction methods.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course presumes no previous knowledge.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is taught as a group. There is no work outside the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring paper and pen to make notes.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?

Yes. Before you can enrol on this course, you need to have an advisory interview with the relevant department. Without this the enrolment team will be unable to process your enrolment. Please contact the department to arrange your interview, or to find out about drop-in sessions.

What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 278 of the 13/14 course guide, or visit www.citylit.ac.uk/students

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Who can I contact for further information?

Tel: 020 7492 2542

drama@citylit.ac.uk

Drop-in advice During term-time: Monday & Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 and 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 17.30 - 18.30 Non term-time Tuesday 12.30 - 13.30 Wednesday 17.30 - 18.30.

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831.

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Drop-in advice During term-time: Monday & Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 and 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 17.30 - 18.30 Non term-time Tuesday 12.30 - 13.30 Wednesday 17.30 - 18.30.

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831.

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