DEV - Directing: Core Elements

Learn the core elements of directing fiction films—from pre-production to working with actors and more—with an experienced director as your guide. During this live, online course intended for those new to directing, you’ll learn how to assemble your crew, work with actors, and translate work from script-to-screen by directing and filming a scene. 

In lecture sessions, you will analyze clips from full-length feature films that exemplify important concepts, complete interactive exercises, and discuss concepts and raise questions with others in your course. Weekly homework is reviewed by your course advisor and is designed to prepare you to direct and shoot your exercise scene. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your scene and questions you may have about the field.

Course enrollment is capped at 50 participants per session, with an advisor to student ratio of no more than 12 to one.

What you will learn

  • Understand the creative role of the director in every phase of production.
  • Analyze a script and break down a scene.
  • Learn the fundamentals of directing actors including casting, rehearsal, and on set work to obtain the best possible performances.
  • Block a scene.
  • Use tools for mapping your shoot such as storyboards and lined scripts.
  • Learn the fundamentals of creative storytelling in post-production.

Ideal For

  • Those new to directing.
  • Documentary filmmakers making the transition into fiction work.
  • Directors without formal training who would like to sharpen their skills with professional guidance.

Requirements

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Deborah Goodwin is a writer-producer-director, who’s work in film and television began as a Development Executive for Sanford-Pillsbury Productions (DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, RIVER’S EDGE, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT). Deborah’s Urbanworld Film Festival, Best Screenplay win for her darkly provocative family drama CHERRY’S, launched her filmmaking path. more...

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