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
Remote
Starting at $699.00
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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: David Martin-Porras
385589
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting May 28, 2022. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
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Lecture
Sat Apr 2, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat Apr 9, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat Apr 16, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat Apr 23, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat Apr 30, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat May 7, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat May 14, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat May 21, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat Jun 4, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat Jun 11, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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