This full-time course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in directing. It gives students practical experience in all key areas of filmmaking and focuses on directing actors and screen storytelling. Eight Week Directing culminates in shooting a variety of exercises and scenes. It covers the essential craft areas of screenwriting, casting and directing actors, camera, sound and editing. The course is intensive and it is ideal for those considering a change in career or wanting to understand if this career is for them.
During this course you will:
- Gain an understanding of the established directing methods
- Interpret a script and create a storyboard
- Learn to structure a script for storytelling purposes
- Gain practical knowledge of how to cast and direct actors for the camera
- Understand how to use the camera to tell a story and shoot for the edit
- Learn how to record sound and use it creatively for dramatic impact
- Gain an understanding of the principles of continuity editing and how to operate Adobe Premiere
- Get familiar with the correct set procedures
- Directing Actors
These sessions will give you an understanding of how to cast and direct actors for the camera. You will be introduced to the established different methods of directing.
Skills in managing a crew and directing using the correct set procedures are also covered.
- Interpreting a Script
You will cover the essential directing skills needed for interpreting a script and using the basic principles of how to cover a scene. You will learn about the importance and use of storyboards.
- Visual Storytelling
You will examine how to develop a powerful on-screen mood through creative use of performance, script, camera, sound, editing and music.
You will study the unique elements of writing for the screen and how to structure a script. You will learn to recognize the correct format for synopses/treatments and how screenplays are formatted. You will start to identify what makes a concept cinematic.
- Technical Competence
The course introduces you to the technical requirements of filmmaking and will give you competence in the basic set-up and handling of audio and video equipment. You will be introduced to editing with Adobe Premiere Pro and gain an understanding of the principles of continuity editing.
Dates & Prices
- 5 July 2021 — 27 August 2021
Eight-Week Directing is a full-time, eight-week course.
Minimum Age: 18 at start of course
Entry Requirements: All our short courses have open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.
However, in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.
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Please note all our courses are taught in English.