Principles of Directing – A Weekend Workshop (Online!)

Event Date Saturday & Sunday, May 30th - 31st, 2020 (10am - 3pm each day)
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Hi everyone,

 

Here’s a great course for film directors, writers, actors, and content creators of all types – the PRINCIPLES OF DIRECTING – a full-weekend intensive that will teach you all abut the art of visual storytelling!

 

Details are below – as always, there’s a great discount for INFOLIST.com, and feel free to forward if you know anyone who might be interested!

 

Good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!

 

-Jeff

 

Jeffrey R. Gund

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RAINDANCE LA & ROUGH DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS

present

 

PRINCIPLES OF DIRECTING

WEEKEND WORKSHOP!

 

AN ONLINE INTENSIVE COURSE

 

for DIRECTORS, SCREENWRITERS, ACTORS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS & STORYTELLERS
in all media!

 

Ready to make your mark as a director?

Want to be on next year’s list of Directors to Watch?

Or maybe you’re not a director, but want to better understand visual storytelling?

Then sharpen your directing skills now!

 

with

 

AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR

MICHAEL GREENSPAN

Recognized by The National Film Board of Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers; and his films ​Fishtales​ and ​Lost & Found,​ were received with critical acclaim at festivals in Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, and Tel Aviv.

(See full bio below)

 

Whether you’re getting ready to direct your first project, or already have experience, or 

maybe you’re a writer wanting to understand visual storytelling 

THIS IS A CLASS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

 

TAKE THE CLASS:

LIVE ONLINE with Streaming Video!

OR

watch after each class on VIDEO-ON-DEMAND!

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

May 30th – 31st, 2020

10am to 3pm PST (1pm – 6pm EST)

 

*We are only holding an online/VOD version of this course due to COVID-19.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

•  Key Skills of Visual Storytelling
•  Scene Analysis

•  How to Plan Your Shots
•  Lens Choices and Other Techniques to Make an Impact!
•  How to Make Your Film Come Alive

     … and more!

 

This course focuses on the principles of directing, storytelling, and filmmaking.  It is for all directors, cinematographers, writers, and actors who are interested in enhancing your visual ideas, and exploring and understanding, in a collaborative learning environment, the role and responsibility of the film director.  Whether you plan to direct a short film, TV episode, web series, or feature film, this will be a great workshop to fully prepare you with the knowledge needed or brush up on your existing skills and take them up to the next level.

 

Through lectures, screenings, and in-class exercises, participants will gain a fundamental understanding of narrative storytelling by learning proper analysis techniques to explore concepts such as theme, subtext and tone, how to isolate the active protagonist, scene structure, character goals, obstacles, central conflicts, and crisis decisions.  We will explore how a director prepares and pre-visualize a scene using a shotlist, storyboards, and floorplans to communicate objective and subjective point of view, proper shot selection, camera movement, blocking, lens choices, composing an effective master shot, and shooting coverage demonstrating proper eye-lines and screen direction.  All participants will have a chance to put to use all of these techniques as they prepare their own scenes to workshop in class, or scenes can be provided.  Full critique, feedback and analysis will be provided.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW:

 

DAY 1 (Saturday, May 30th):

Analyzing a variety of scenes and discussing techniques used.  We will explore light, color, design, framing, composition, blocking, movement, POV – subjective and objective.  We will explore theme, subtext, and tone.  Pacing a scene, convey character goals, obstacles, central conflict, and crisis decisions, blocking and visual storytelling.  Introducing your main character and visual motifs.  Screen direction and eye-lines.

 

DAY 2 (Sunday, May 31st):

Preparation and pre-visualization, creating shots lists, lens choices, camera movement, composing an effective master shot, and covering a scene correctly.  You will each work on a plan for the opening scene or sequence for your short or feature length scripts or TV projects, and present a plan to use the techniques learned with critique, feedback, and analysis from the instructor (each class participant will send the first 5 pages, or opening scene or opening sequence to the instructor and class prior to the class).

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!

PREMIUM and PRO InfoList Members get a 15% discount – that’s over $40 OFF!!  Just $237.15 (normally $279!) for a full weekend course with director Michael Greenspan!

UPGRADE NOW (or log in to your Premium/Pro Account) so you can take advantage of this special offer!

 

Or, skip the upgrade and pay regular price –

REGISTER NOW!

Register now at the special link below to get your discounted rate:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JWQFY5X Q7G2T4

 

Information for Online or VOD:

Provided upon registration.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

 

MICHAEL GREENSPAN

Michael earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University in Toronto, Canada, and a Masters in Fine Arts in Directing from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California.  Michael began his career in Canada where his work was recognized by The National Film Board of Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.  His short film, ​The Legend Of Razorback, s​tarring Academy Award® nominated actor Kevin McCarthy (​Invasion of the Body Snatcher,​ ​Death Of A Salesman​, ​Innerspace​), won awards in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Temecula where it won the Audience Choice Award and Houston WorldFest where it received the Eastman Kodak Scholarship Award and the Gold Special Jury Award for Best Dramatic Student Film.  Michael’s films, ​Fishtales​ and ​Lost & Found,​ were received with critical acclaim at festivals in Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, and Tel Aviv.

 

REGISTER NOW!

Register now at the special link below to get your discounted rate:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JWQFY5X Q7G2T4

 

For questions or more information:

Email:  losangeles@raindance.org

 

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