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Film Directing Essentials Masterclass

Master the art of directing and enhance your filmmaking skills with this instructor-led masterclass. Dive into key techniques and concepts that will help you prepare your script for filming, from staging scenes to creating shot lists and storyboards. Perfect for aspiring directors looking to develop their communication skills and convey their vision effectively to actors and crew.

  • All levels
  • 18 and older
  • $145
  • Interactive Online Classroom
  • 3 hours

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this film production class:

This instructor-led, 3-hour online masterclass will provide you with an introduction to key techniques and concepts that will aid you in preparing your script for filming. You will study the director's role in narrative films and get hands-on experience with staging scenes and blocking actors. You'll practice creating overhead diagrams, shot lists, and storyboards, and even explore advanced techniques such as setting your scene in an AR environment and creating animatics.

Learning Outcome:

  • Develop a clear understanding of the director's role and the filmmaking process
  • Master the use of overhead diagrams, shot lists, and storyboards to translate your vision into a concise plan.
  • Enhance your communication skills with actors and crew to effectively convey your vision

Topics Covered:

The Director's Role and Filmmaking Process

  • Understanding the director's responsibilities and creative vision
  • Overview of the filmmaking process from pre-production to post-production
  • Collaboration with the production team and key crew members
  • Techniques for script analysis and preparation

Visual Storytelling Techniques and Scene Execution

  • Exploring camera angles, shot sizes, and framing choices
  • Effective use of composition, lighting, and color to enhance storytelling
  • Staging scenes and blocking actors for optimal on-screen performance
  • Creating shot lists and storyboards for comprehensive scene coverage

Communication and Collaboration on Set

  • Effectively communicating with actors to convey intentions and motivations
  • Collaborating with the cinematographer, production designer, and key crew members
  • Managing the creative dynamics and maintaining a positive working environment

Participate in hands-on exercises, gain valuable insights through real-world case studies, engage in a Q&A session to address specific questions, receive constructive feedback on your project, and access a curated list of recommended resources to continue your learning journey.

Please note that the content and order of topics may vary slightly depending on the instructor's approach and the needs of the participants.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

If notice is given 5 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund. If notice is given less than 5 calendar days no rescheduling or refunds are permitted. All cancellations and registration changes must be received in writing to [email protected]

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  • Film Directing Essentials Masterclass

    Reviewed by Gwyneth D. on 3/5/2024
    Very informative and interesting!
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