Directing Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Film Directing




Total 171 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

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Cinema Directing
DIRECTING ACTORS
Directing Documentary


Writing & Directing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: FX School
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Mumbai, India
  V

Writing (3 months) + Directing (3 months) + DFP (3 months)

Students focus on the language of cinema to tell a story that is their own. Through exploration of concepts of screenwriting, script breakdown and editing aesthetics, through constant script development and analysis exercises mentored by the faculty as well as extensive discussions in which students analyze each other&,#146,s scripts and provide feedback, Students begin to realize their directorial vision. Further, an exploration of the history and aesthetic of noteworthy of World Cinema, exposing students to films which they might otherwise not be familiar with, aims at making them 鈥渃inema literate.鈥?During this module, students write and direct a short non-dialogue film.

Course Outline

Screenwriting:

路 Three Act Story Structure

路 Setting, Characters and Conflict

路 Industry Standard Screenplay Format

路 Thinking in Visuals Instead of Words

路 Anatomy of a Scene

Script Breakdown:

路 Cinematic/Visual Language

路 Breaking a Scene into ShotsRead More]

Directing Documentary Workshop

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Filmbase
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dublin, Ireland
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This 2-Day Masterclass, taught by award winning Director Claire Dix, is a practical, hands on to Directing Documentaries. The course is ideal for both Directors and Producer of non-fiction, and aimed at beginners or those with some experience.

Course Content:

The course consists of a series of hands on workshops followed by specific shooting tasks designed to help you discover your own way of communicating in cinema. The short exercises will be reviewed and broken down in class so that you can chart your understanding and begin to find your own voice.
鈥hat is documentary?
鈥iscussion and screenings to introduce various documentary styles.
鈥iscuss storytelling techniques and the importance of visual storytelling.
鈥esearch 鈥?the key to successful documentary making.
鈥itching techniques. What will work best for you and your docmentary idea.
鈥nderstanding of camera and sound.
鈥etting coverage: Cut-away鈥檚 and GV鈥檚
鈥he Technical Set up for a 鈥淪it-Down鈥?or 鈥淭alking Heads鈥?Interview.

Directing for Beginners

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Filmbase
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dublin, Ireland
  V

This course is a primer in directing. An introduction to all the main aspects of directing is combined with practical exercises in shooting to give an overview and experience of the basics 鈥?the practical knowledge you need in order to direct films. You will be guided through the process of preparation, taking in all the major departments that come together to make a film possible. In addition to practical exercises, all participants will shoot and crew short scenes.



Course Content:

During the course students will write and redraft a short scene. In week six, each student directs a small crew and cast, and shoots the scene on digital video using a Sony Z1.
鈥ntroduction to the role and responsibilities of the director
鈥ntroduction to crew roles
鈥verview of technology and workflow.
鈥cript readings and dialogue analysis
鈥toryboarding
鈥ranslating the screenplay into visuals.
鈥evelopment of visual style with D.o.P and art director
鈥nderstanding shot descriptions, framing and composition
鈥irecting actors
鈥ehearsing and shooting

Assistant Directing Weekend

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Filmbase
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dublin, Ireland
  V

Learn to navigate the intricacies of working as an AD on sets big and small.

As the Director鈥檚 right hand, the 鈥淔irst鈥?provides the key link between set and production office, and this weekend provides both the skills to deliver regular progress reports about the shoot as well how to oversee the management of the film鈥檚 team of Assistant Directors (Ads) and Production Runners.

Prior to shooting, you as a First AD must create the shooting schedule, and it鈥檚 important to work closely with the director and the other production departments, taking into account the needs of budget, cast availability, extras, locations, special equipment, and the needs for scene coverage. You will learn how to keep the film on schedule and 鈥渕ake the day鈥? ensuring that everything that is planned is shot efficiently.

This course is intended to help you to acquire the knowledge necessary to become an AD, with practical advice on developing the core skills essential to the job.



Course Content:
鈥ow to break down a script
鈥reating a shooting schedule
鈥rganizing set and production office communications
鈥ocumenting the pr... [Read More]

Advanced Producing & Directing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Ferris State University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Big Rapids, United States
  V

Advanced Producing and Directing will provide you with practical experience in all aspects of television production and direction. Each week you will work collaboratively with your classmates to produce a half-hour studio program and a half-hour magazine-style program. These programs will allow you to develop and demonstrate your knowledge of pre-production planning, scripting, organizational abilities, production skills, and post-production editing. Samples from your portfolio of work will be showcased in a resume reel that you will create.

Directing and Managing Organizational Change

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Edmonton, Canada
  V

Learning how to design, implement and manage successful change initiatives is vital to an organization and key to becoming a successful manager. Topics include causes, speed, costs and implications of organizational change, why and how people change, dealing with resistance and building organizational trust, change models and strategies, implementation theory and process tips.

Directing Performance & Sequences

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: The Center for Digital Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Boston, United States
  V


The primary responsibility of the Director is storytelling. The instructor leads students in a process of defining what this means, and how it is executed in a narrative or fiction film. This typically includes exercises with professional-level actors, for student to learn basics of effectively communicating their storytelling intent. The methods and practices of casting are briefly discussed, to enable the group project.

Directing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Marymount Manhattan College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
  V

Many college and university theatre departments do not offer an opportunity to study Directing until the graduate level, but at MMC our Directing concentration is a vital part of our program.

Our Directing students study the history of directing and learn to analyze texts, make conceptual choices and guide actors in the rehearsal process. Experiences as assistant directors for faculty and guest directed productions offer the opportunity to learn and gain practical knowledge.

Most importantly, our student directors discover an artistic voice through direct work with actors not only in the classroom, but also in Directing Projects presented each semester in our Box Theatre as part of the Directing curriculum.

Directing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: School of Visual Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
  V

Designed as a multifaceted immersion into directing, this course will explore the principles of drama in the film medium, as well as define the responsibilities, methods and craft of the director. Directorial strategies used in feature film and the short form will be examined. We begin by studying published and produced works to investigate the dramatic input inspired by the director/ actor collaboration. Through a series of exercises, the course will examine topics that include: how to break down the screenplay as a whole and as individual scenes, prepare a director&,#146,s statement, rehearse, block and shape a scene within the context of the entire screenplay. Working with professional actors, we will address how to lead rehearsals and the film set environment. The actors&,#146, creative contributions will be discussed and analyzed. Film language choices and directing the camera will be explored as charactershaping and directorial approach components. Students may work with screenplays by other writers or use their own works.

Technical Direction

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: School of Visual Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
  V

A technical director manages the relationship between software options and computational processes in the animation production pipeline in order to achieve optimum visual results using the most economic means. This course will study script-based approaches to modeling, rigging and constraints, texture mapping and shaders, illumination algorithms, renderers and rendering, compositing and other 3D animation tools and techniques. Shell scripting, MEL and the Maya expression language will be examined in detail.

Acting, Directing, and Playwriting (Master Degree)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Pace University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
  V

For advanced preparation as an actor, director, or playwright, there is still only one drama school in New York City that is officially sanctioned and supervised by the legendary Actors Studio.

The Actors Studio Drama School MFA program at Pace University offers you the authenticity, continuity, and authority of the Stanislavsky System and the Method. Uniquely modern in its approach, the School is an ideal conservatory for aspiring actors who want to be prepared to tackle a broad range of both character and leading roles, and for budding directors and playwrights looking to develop their expertise using the collaborative Actors Studio philosophy and tradition.

Directing (Master Degree)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: The New School
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
  V

Our students are a select group of artists who demonstrate the potential to become professional directors. They bring a wide range of interests, backgrounds and points of view, but share a desire to push beyond their own assumptions about what theater is and can be. The directors&,#146, artistic imagination and agility are constantly challenged as they work with classic, modern, and developing plays. Core directing courses address interpretation, working with actors, managing studio and mainstage productions are augmented by classes in theater history, creative technology, production and design, adaptation and script analysis.

Directors develop their own voice through classes, working with guest artists, and varied production opportunities. Production opportunities include a series of new works Co Lab productions, extent one acts studio performances, classical scenes, a classical adaptation studio performance, a contemporary adaptation reading and two full length fully produced mainstage productions.

Directing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Continuing Education at Hunter College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
  V

A general study of the fundamentals and terminology for stage directing.
We will investigate the directorial methods of Peter Brook, what does it
mean to break the rules, and investigate directorial avenues in today鈥檚
theatre arts. This course examines the process of producing and directing
for the theatre involving selecting a play, securing performance rights,
obtaining insurance, paying royalties, negotiating contracts, Actor鈥檚
Equity and non-equity productions, casting, auditions, scheduling
rehearsals, design, collaboration with other professionals, script
analysis, blocking, cues, publicity, marketing, and house management.

Directing

Course Format: Online
School/Trainer: Los Angeles Film School
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
  V

The Directing Course utilizes a collaborative learning environment to introduce basic and advanced directing techniques that will prepare students for future project-oriented classes. Students will learn techniques for directing, acting, casting, and composition, and will work in every area of directing 鈥?from preproduction, to post- production delivery, to critical evaluation.

Directing (Master Degree)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of California, Los Angeles
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
  V

The UCLA Department of Theater&,#146,s MFA Program in Directing welcomes adventurous students who look forward to intensive collaboration with their peers in acting and playwriting in their first year of graduate study.

In their first quarter, students in the Directing, Acting and Playwriting MFA programs will collectively study directing, acting, voice, movement and playwriting to create collaborative projects including a series of original performance pieces and a One Act festival.

In subsequent quarters, students will be frequently reassembled in collaborative teams to create group projects. The first year includes the study of directing, acting voice, movement and playwriting, and working with acting and design students on the creation of original theater pieces in preparation for advanced collaborative work in the second year. The second year includes collaborating with graduate playwriting students, directing a staged reading of an original full-length play in the New Works Project, and directing a full-length play by a major playwright in an experimental configuration of the black box theater. In the third year, students direct a thesis pro... [Read More]

Production/Directing Workshop (Master Degree)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of California, Los Angeles
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
  V

The UCLA Master of Fine Arts degree in Production with an emphasis in Directing is a four year program designed to develop artists in film and video. For over half a century we have trained students in all the arts and crafts of media production while also expanding their understanding of the critical, theoretical and historical components of these art forms. Our goal is to infuse the highest standards of craftsmanship with the imaginative freedom and sense of social responsibility that gives screen storytellers such as Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), Alexander Payne (Sideways), Gore Verbinski (The Ring), and hundreds of others, the depth of craftsmanship that frees them to take creative risks.
At every stage of the curriculum our students are at work on their own films.

The art of collaboration

The first year of the program is an intensive workshop in the collaborative process of production that culminates in each student completing a short (2-5 minute) sync sound 16mm film. The curriculum includes film and television writing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound, and production planning.

Working closely with a faculty... [Read More]

Directing the Webisode

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Columbia College Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
  V

Course will focus on all aspects of directing and production as they pertain specifically to the webisodic series. The internet and mobile modes of distribution have created a space for a new form of episodic content: The Webisode. Students will work in all areas of directing and production to shoot a complete, 9-episode, original web series written in the Writing For Internet and Mobile TV class. The series will consist of short form, 3-minute episodes with directing and production needs unique to the emerging genre. Students will work collaboratively as a production company through all aspects of pre-production and production. The result will be a fully realized webisodic series.

Comedy Directing Workshop

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Columbia College Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
  V

Course teaches students to develop and direct comic material using a series of in-class writing assignments that are quickly tested through staging and critique. This trial-and-error process helps students develop a unique comedic voice and creates a body of work to be refined and videotaped later in the semester. Course culminates in a short, scripted comedy film, shot outside of class and edited for class review.

Cinema Directing (Master Degree)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Columbia College Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
  V

The MFA Program in Cinema Directing is dedicated to developing cinema storytellers by cultivating the leadership role of the director and fostering the individual director鈥檚 personal style and vision. The program focuses on character-driven narratives and asks the director to create work that is diverse, authentic, invokes the human experience, and connects with their audience. Student directors model professional practices in a highly collaborative filmmaking environment. This 52-credit, 2 year program immerses the student in rigorous coursework in writing, directing, and production as preparation for their thesis film.

Directing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Columbia College Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
  V

The Directing Concentration provides a foundation for the narrative director beginning with the study of the actor鈥檚 process, dramatic text analysis, and the development of rehearsal techniques with actors. Students then move on to more complex scene work and gain experience blocking and staging actors for the camera. An emphasis is placed upon collaboration between the director and cinematographer and the pre-visualization and planning required to stage dramatic scenes. Students may pursue additional directing experience in advanced scene study, comedy directing, and experimental directing. Several capstone courses of study are then provided for the student to direct a short film or video that demonstrates the culmination of their studies and creates a potential product for festival distribution and exhibition. Collaboration and communication between the director and key department heads instrumental to the visualization of a screen story is both facilitated and expected.


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