The guiding force of any narrative film is the director. This weeklong course is for emerging film directors interested in the craft, process and techniques of directing. Casting, rehearsal techniques, script, storyboarding and scene analysis are examined and experienced by each class member. Students explore and develop effective ways to lead, inspire, manage and direct the cast and crew's creative energies in order to realize the director's vision. This course is specifically designed to provide an understanding of storytelling techniques and story development through actors and the camera. It addresses the major practical issues associated with narrative filmmaking.
Throughout the week, students cast and rehearse scenes working with actors, to work out blocking and camera moves, and inspire performances from all involved. The goal is to explore the directorial and collaborative processes and the techniques needed to create convincing performances while exploring the important role the director takes in the leadership of a production.
Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475 per week. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $125 per week.