Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Story Masters - Directing - Intro

    • Story Masters - Directing - What Kind of Filmmaker Are You?

    • Story Masters - Directing - Finding the Right Story

    • Story Masters - Directing - Components to Good Short Film Stories

    • Story Masters - Directing - Get to the Script!

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Intro

    • Story Masters - Directing - What a Director Does

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Phases of Pre-Production

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Secrets of Script Analysis

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Art of the Storyboard

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Story Masters - Directing - Intro

    • Story Masters - Directing - Thinking Visually: Theme

    • Story Masters - Directing - Thinking Visually: Composition

    • Story Masters - Directing - Thinking Visually: Emotion

    • Story Masters - Directing - Thinking Visually: Camera Movement

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Story Masters - Directing - Organizing Your Shoot- Intro

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Importance of Storyboards

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Storyboarding Process

    • Story Masters - Directing - the Shot List

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Overhead

    • Story Masters - Directing - the Director's Notebook

    • Francis Ford Coppola's Director's Notebook

  • 5

    Chapter 5

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Whos and Whats of the Set - Intro

    • Story Masters - Directing - Above the Line Crew

    • Story Masters - Directing - Below the Line Crew

    • Story Masters - Directing - A Successful Day

  • 6

    Chapter 6

    • Story Masters - Directing - Working with Actors - Intro

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Basics of Performance

    • Story Masters - Directing - Emotions, Verbs, and the Power of Risk

    • Story Masters - Directing - Crafting The Performance

    • Story Masters - Directing - The Well-Run Audition

Course materials

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Pricing options

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