Directing for Beginners
24th May – 28th June, 6 Wed Eves
€250 Members / €275 Non-Members
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.
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 – 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.
During the course each participant will write a short scene, which they will then direct with the guidance of the tutor and the assistance of fellow participants. Essentially the participants will adhere be a small production company for the course duration. The final week will consist of the viewing and analysis of the participants projects which will be edited by the tutor.
- Introduction to the role and responsibilities of the director
- Introduction to crew roles
- Script analysis
- The script
- Understanding shot descriptions, framing and composition
- The shoot
- Directing actors
Tutor: Paul Farren
Paul Farren is a writer, director, editor. He has made several award-funded shorts over the years. His feature debut ‘Where The Sea Used To Be’ has recently screened with Access Cinema and won the Best First Time Feature Director award at the Amsterdam Film Festival. Currently Paul works as a commercials director and has produced campaigns for Coca Cola Ireland, and Brandy dog food amongst others. Paul has a long history of making films with teenagers on the Screenagers programme and with other community groups around the country.
- 24th May – 28th june, 6 Wed Eves,
- €250 Members / €275 Non-Members
- €100 Deposit
- Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street
“A very informative, useful class with a good mix of practical exercises and theory, delivered by an experienced professional director in an enjoyable, collaborative atmosphere”
– Rhona Fogarty, Student 2015
To book your place on this course, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information on this course, email our Training Department at email@example.com. Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.