MODULE 2 - DIRECTING

The two week Directing summer program introduces students to every step of the technical preparation of a film - from screenwriting and pre-production, to shooting, editing and post-production. It also offers them a first experience to learn about directing actors, ‘mise en scène’, and stage direction.

Students direct, shoot and edit a three minute short film, as a group, taking on various roles. The program also features lectures, screenings and discussion of movies, as well as practical “hands-on” workshops, involving directing actors, camera operating, and lighting.

SCHEDULE

Full weeks of classes from 10 am to 5 pm :

Week 1

Lectures and classes (2 days)

  • The Fundamentals of Directing (The directing of actors, ‘mise en scène’, and stage direction - Directing as the link between writing, production, and cinematography), Introduction to Cinematography (cameras, lenses, movements, lighting, and sound)
  • Practical ‘hands-on’ workshops (3 days)
  • Directing actors workshop, Camera operating workshop, Sound recording workshop, Lighting workshop, Editing workshop

Week 2

Lectures and classes (1 day)

  • Introduction to Screenwriting and Introduction to Production (Relationship between writers / directors and production companies, script development, pre-production, shooting, post-production)

Practical ‘hands-on’ workshops (1 day)

  • Directing actors full day workshop (Rehearsal with actors for the selected 3 minute short film project)

3 minute Short Film shooting and editing (3 days)

  • Students shoot the selected 3 minute films in groups (2 days) and then receive help from a professional editor (1 day) to put it together. Films are screened on the Friday evening of the 2nd week during the student’s final farewell get-together.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

SCREENWRITING

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DIRECTING

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

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