The Fundamentals of Directing for Film

By on January 11, 2019

Filmmaking is a big business. A novice film director is presented with many different approaches to learning the craft. There are basic directing essentials which our range of film directing courses cover.

However, all directors really need to have one key skill, and that is being able to communicate clearly and dynamically with their creative and technical teams.

In this intensive taster session, Simon Hunter will demonstrate effective ways of sharing your vision with your main collaborators, the producer, director of photography and cast.

Who should attend?
Directing Fundamentals is for anyone with an interest in the human aspect of how movies are made. Writers, producers, actors, technicians, as well as directors – these are all people who need to get their visions and ideas across to their colleagues quickly and efficiently.

What will I get?
During the class, Simon will pass on key tips, work on a short scene with professional actors and show how to make more of your shot choices before and during the shoot.

Topics covered in Directing Fundamentals include:

Developing Your Vision – Know your Story

Directing A Casting

Working with Actors

Directing The Camera

Keeping Your Eye On The Prize – Directing For the Edit

About the tutor
Simon Hunter has directed over fifty tv commercials and three feature films. His directing debut was the horror movie LIGHTHOUSE in the year 2000 and he went on to direct the visual effects-laden sci-fi movie THE MUTANT CHRONICLES in 2008. Simon’s first feature, Lighthouse, was released theatrically in 2002. Simon subsequently became a much sort after commercials director before returning to features with Edward R Pressman’s Mutant Chronicles in the Summer of 2006. Simon flew to Qatar in 2014 to direct 20 episodes of a Scifi adventure series set in the desert. The filming takes place in Qatar, Jordan and India. In 2017 Simon directed his passion project, EDIE which tells the tale of an older lady who climbs a mountain in Scotland at the age of eighty-three. The film has had an enthusiastic and successful theatrical release in the UK and has sold to multiple territories. You can find EDIE cinema tickets here, Simon lives in the German capital, Berlin. Since 1999 he has regularly lectured for RAINDANCE and other organisations

The course The Fundamentals of Directing for Film is held Thursday 17th January 2019.

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