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New York Film Academy Directing

2-Day Directing Master Class

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2-Day Weekend Directing Workshop Overview


Much like the conductor of an orchestra, a film or television director inspires an ensemble of producers, actors, artists and technical crew to come together and craft a compelling audience experience. A director is a leader, at once familiar with all of the elements of a production, who is able to guide each department's talents toward her or his creative vision of the on-screen story.

Making the scene: The role of the director in American television and film.
In this intensive two-day master class with acclaimed New York Film Academy instructors, directing students learn essential principles and gain an intensive introduction to directing for film. In this workshop, students will learn from working industry professionals and experience a discussion of single camera shooting, visual language, directorial style and cinematic story cues.

Topics Include:
  • Design of the mise-en-scène, modern frame composition, advanced staging and blocking, POV, and motivated camera movement.
  • Inspired shot selection and execution.
  • Hollywood set protocol, work flow and procedures.
  • Creative approaches to continuity shooting: The director’s shot list, floor plan, script breakdown and notes, with script-to-screen examples.
  • Discovering the core of the scene: actors' choices, directors' adjustments, avoiding the “result” and offering playable changes.
  • Casting and rehearsal techniques.
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