Hands-On Directing: Part Two

Course Type
Short Course

Patrick Tucker’s weekend class continues where Hands-on Directing Part One left off – and is very much for the many of you who have already done the first workshop.

Using the same mixture of lectures, film clips, anecdotes and hands on experience, it deals with:

Advanced screen acting – looking specifically at the acting of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep to see what it is they actually do that makes their performances so powerful;

Auditions and interviews – both will be experienced and analysed to see what is the most effective way of choosing the right cast;

Advanced staging – dealing with complex situations such as fights, chases, and complex meal sequences;

Screen composition – seeing how the screen is not symmetrical; the effects of using different parts of it (and why actresses always insist their left profile is best);

The Single Developing Shot – analysing this most popular and effective of directorial choices, with everyone getting to plan such a sequence, with a number of them being filmed and shown back (outside actors will be brought in to act these);

Different styles of directing – needed for the straight single drama, for continuous drama, and for soap drama (and multi-camera directing will also be dealt with);

High Definition – the pluses (and few minuses) of this new working medium as far as a director is concerned.

The course will empower you with specific tips for working with each department: first assistant; camera; sound; design; editing and post production.

Participants are encouraged to bring in short film clips to be looked at and analysed at the Hands-on Directing Part 2 masterclass.

Open to students who have completed Hands On Directing Part 1 or who have the necessary relevant experience.

Who Should Attend

Film Directors with some previous experience seeking additional training.

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10a Craven Street, WC2N 5PE