FILM DIRECTING COURSE FOR AMATEURS
Director’s Cut is dedicated to everyone with a passion for film, with no previous experience in film directing. In the 8 meetings, we aim to theoretically analyze the steps a director usually takes in taking a story to the screen. The course is held by director Iulia Rugina.
Throughout the course, the basis of understanding a film through the eyes of a director will be set. We will touch on film history, discuss and analyze scenes from feature films, present elements concerning script, director’s statement, shot list, working with actors and the involvment of the director in all stages of making a film, whether it is a short or a feature film.
Director’s Cut has a very high level of interactivity between the trainer and the participants. We will focus on self-knowledge and analyze step by step mechanism of generating creative emotion.
Throughout the 8 meetings, the following aspects will be discussed
1.What does film directing mean? What is the role of the director?
2.Getting closer to the story. Basic elements of screenwriting. Analyzing a story through the eyes of a director.
3. Director’s tools. Creative elements in film – cinematography, art directing, editing, sound.
4. Shot lists. Technical information regarding framing, camera movement, angles. The importance of telling a story in shots.
5. Working with actors. The character and the situation. Casting. Emploi and contre-emploi. Ways to communicate with unprofessionals, children.
6.Music in film. Analyzing the importance of music following a scene. Examples of use of music in film.
7.Reinventing film in all stages of production. Some crisis situations that can come up. Pitching a process.
8.Conclusions. Suggestions on the steps that participants can follow towards bringing their story to the screen – the relation with the producer, possibilities to finance their film.
After each meeting the participants receive homework. Each team is discussed in the next meeting, together with the trainer and the other participants. The working style is informal, discussions and personal opinion are encouraged, in a friendly and open atmosphere.
The date for the next course has not been established.