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Directing Masterclass with Michael Lavelle – Finding Direction

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4-Days : 2015 DATES TBC, Thursday – Sunday

€310 Members / €350 Non-Members

This course is a primer in directing. Award-winning Screenwriter & Cinematographer, and Director in his own right, Michael Lavelle explores the acting process to help budding Directors understand the Direction process.

This course is a primer in directing. Award-winning Screenwriter & Cinematographer, and Director in his own right, Michael Lavelle explores the acting process to help budding Directors understand the Direction process.

Course Content:

Day 1 & 2

Will involve exploring the acting process from within. It will help ground your direction in the actors experience so you’ll be stepping onto the other side of the camera in a safe space to explore what it actually feels like. It will include some simple improvisation techniques and focus on learning to understand the actors process and language. Day 2 will involve exploration of scenes with students in the actors role, scene breakdown, blocking & techniques on giving direction.

Day 3 & 4

Actors will arrive and you will direct them in the scenes using some of the techniques you have worked on in the previous two days. This day will focus on exploration of the possibilities of the scene with the actors. Day 4 will offer the chance to rework scenes, figure out blocking and get ready for shoots.

Lead Tutor: Michael Lavelle

Michael is a graduate of the National Film School of Ireland and an award winning writer/director and cinematographer. He was nominated for the Berlinale Today Award for ‘Mummy’s Little Helper’, which he wrote and directed. He also wrote and directed ‘Cluck’ which was nominated for an IFTA. In 2010 he won the World Award for Cinematography in Documentary at Sundance. Michael is also in production on “6 Hours”, his debut feature film as writer/director.

Dates:

  • 4-Days :TBC, Thursday – Sunday

Class times:

  • 10am – 5pm

Pricing:

  • €310 Members / €350 Non-Members
  • €100 Deposit

To Book / More Info:

  • For more info or to book, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0.
  • Detailed information on this course is available from our Training Department; please email training@filmbase.ie.
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.