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Course: So You’ve Always Wanted to Become a Commercial Film Director

So You’ve Always Wanted to Become a Commercial Film Director

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course
  • There are no prerequisites or previous knowledge needed for in order to take this course
Basic knowledge

A film director is the equivalent to a conductor in an orchestra or the captain on a ship guiding its course and responsible for every aspect of the journey. A director is responsible for breathing life into the actor’s portrayal of the role. 

Generally, a film director controls a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualizes the script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of film making. 

Class is partially in classroom and on location. Basics are covered visually in the classroom and then on location and actually go through the process of shooting a scene. We go through a table read with the actors, blocking, lighting, camera angles and coverage, screen direction, etc. while the entire time notes are given by the director to actors, capturing a viable and real production situation. We cover commonly made mistakes and solutions. Then footage is taken to the editor and edited in the classroom. The production process and the editorial process are explained in this video explaining the overall exercise and show the finished product. 

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in starting a career as a commercial film director
  • Anyone interested in controlling a film's artistic and dramatic aspects.
What you will learn
  • Control a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects, visualize the script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of the vision.
  • Budgeting for a film
  • Casting for a film
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 25
Total Duration: 05:13:34
Introduction to Directing a Commercial
  • 1.1 Introduction  
  • 1.2 Breaking Down A Commercial 1  
  • 1.3 Roles and Budget  
  • 1.4 Breaking Down A Commercial 2  
  • 1.5 Framing  
  • 1.6 Art Direction 1  
  • 1.7 Art Direction 2  
On Set Part 1
  • 2.1 Table Read  
  • 2.2 Directing a Scene 1  
  • 2.3 Directing a Scene 2  
  • 2.4 Directing a Scene 3  
  • 2.5 Directing a Scene 4  
  • 2.6 French Overs 1  
  • 2.7 French Overs 2  
  • 2.8 Doorway Shooting  
On Set Part 2
  • 3.1 Color Temperatures 1  
  • 3.2 Color Temperatures 2  
  • 3.3 Aperture and Depth of Field  
  • 3.4 Light Sensitivity  
  • 3.5 Indoor Lighting 1  
  • 3.6 Indoor Lighting 2  
  • 3.7 Outdoor Lighting  
Editing a Commercial
  • 4.1 Editing a Scene 1  
  • 4.2 Editing a Scene 2  
  • 4.3 Conclusion  
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