What is the course about?
This practical course provides an opportunity to work with TV and film scripts; understand visual
storytelling and film language. It is also covers camera and lighting, shot planning, production values and budgeting. You will have the opportunity to direct actors or act yourself while learning the importance of the director as a team leader and motivator.
What will we cover?
You will undertake all the vital elements essential to understanding the role and function of a modern director.
This will Include the following topics:
• film language
• camera and lenses,
• shot planning
• production values and budgets,
• casting and directing actors.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use your skills and have some confidence to undertake the first steps as a fledgling director.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners are welcome. Prior knowledge is helpful but not essential.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical activities under the guidance of an experienced director and Film maker. There will be some planning required outside of class and suggested further reading.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring a notepad, pencil, pen and folder.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Film making: intensive . You could also consider a screen acting or text analysis class to support your understanding of the actors process.