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Director’s Foundation Certificate

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - June 21 @ 9:30 pm

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Start:
June 14 @ 6:30 pm
End:
June 21 @ 9:30 pm
Cost:
$269.00
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Venue

Raindance Studio Carlaw
276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
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Tutor
George D'amato
Duration
5 Wednesday Evenings
Please note prices do not include HST.
Premium Members get this course for $199.00 + HSTJoin Now!

This 5-week certificate gives you the basic foundations of directing to help you launch your career as a film director.

Why is it everyone wants to direct but few have the desire to learn the art and craft of film directing?

One of the first critical things is to be able to articulate an idea or a script into your own distinct vision. In week 1 develop your skills at determining character back story and motivation and learn to identify the key beats of each scene that you need to capture.  Gain knowledge of how this translates into directing actors, blocking the scenes and articulating shot lists. Expand your understanding of the role and responsibilities of the director in prep, production and post and in conjunction with other key creatives.  We bet you’ll feel like making a movie when we’re done!

Week 1: The Director And The Script

The script is the blueprint for a movie. The director's job is to read and interpret the screenplay. Discover how a good director translates the written word into the visual elements on the screen.

Analyzing and reading the script
Discovering the true story
Identifying key moments

Week 2: The Grammar Of Directing

Directors use a variety of shots and lenses to compose their scenes and create a vocabulary of cinematic techniques and processes. Directors must learn the do's and don'ts of film grammar.

Camera placement and technique
Framing and composition
Storyboarding and Pre-Vis as directing tools

Week 3: The Director and the Rehearsal

The director's challenge is to communicate his/her vision to the cast. Learn to run a rehearsal and create mood and tension by inspiring the actors and using the tool of staging.

How actors work
Creating characters for the screen
Tools for communicating with actors
Rehearsal process and staging

Week 4: Directing The Shoot

In this session we will look at how a director prepares and operates in the production phased on set or location.

• Shot Lists and Scheduling
• The Director's focus on set
• Preparing to shoot
• Good communication under pressure
• Making decisions and staying flexible
• Shooting for the edit

Week 5: Directing The Edit

In the edit, the audiovisual material collected during the shoot is reorganized to tell the story in the best way. The director must thoroughly understand the editing process.

Time scale and project management explained
Viewing rushes and making decisions
Working with sound and music

About the instructor, George D'Amato

George D'Amato is a feature film, television and commercial filmmaker. Informed by global travel, his unique visual style has garnered television clients such as The National Broadcast Company (NBC), National Geographic, The History Channel, and Discovery.

“BLUR”, set for release in 2016, is D’Amato’s feature film debut as director, producer and co-writer.

A notable commercial director and producer as well, he has had a roster of Fortune 500 clients: Apple Computers, General Motors, AT&T, The Ford Motor Company, IBM, Volvo, Hyundai, Budweiser Brewing Company, Molson Brewing Company, Nestles, Drug-Free America, and ESPN.

George is currently directing “ART or WAR”, the documentary features social commentary artist Viktor Medic. Also, in pre-production, “Swipe Right” is a feature film that explores the world of online dating via Tinder, the downloadable dating app.

Additional directing awards include the Gold Cleo, the One Show, Gold Bessie, Bronze Bessie, and Craft Award for Directing, Directors Guild of America, Golden Marble, and Two commercials in the Museum of Modern Art permanent collection

Education:

NYU film school - MFA
The Actors Studio - N.Y.
Second City Improve
Stand-Up comedy

Specialties: A stunning visual artist.

Details

Start:
June 14 @ 6:30 pm
End:
June 21 @ 9:30 pm
Cost:
$269.00
Event Tags:
, ,

Venue

Raindance Studio Carlaw
276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
+ Google Map

Other

Tutor
George D'amato
Duration
5 Wednesday Evenings
Please note prices do not include HST.
Premium Members get this course for $199.00 + HSTJoin Now!