Director’s Check List Number 2

Director’s Check List Number 2

How often should you read your script?  9 times, as the books recommend?   Actually, most of us just read the script ONCE. 1: Read the script. Take notes as you go, and at the end of the reading, write out your instant phrase that sums up what the script/episode is...
What A Film Director Does After They Say "CUT"

What A Film Director Does After They Say "CUT"

Patrick Tucker is one of Europe’s most experienced film directors with over 400 shows broadcast on television. At the end of a Take you shout “CUT!” – then what do you do? 1:  Did you like the take? On balance, were all the major elements in place?  (framing;...
Let’s Hear It for Lego

Let’s Hear It for Lego

You’ll wonder how you managed without it. When you are planning a production – for screen or stage – it is important to get it obvious to you what will happen on the day. How often do we imagine how it will look with a sofa and a table and a chair, but when we get on...
Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

You don’t always have to speak grammatically – we all understand what they mean when a public figure says something like “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  However, we do raise an eyebrow (or at least some of us do) if we hear “Please give the information to John or...