How to become a movie director

LEARN FILMMAKING AT ONE OF THE BEST FILM SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.A.

Students will acquire in this filmmaking program the knowledge and the skills on how to become a movie director. Learning the history of American Cinema, studying the classics and thinking about the stories they need to tell. Our aspiring filmmakers will brainstorm with working professionals on how to formulate them.

One thing is to watch, analyse and learn and another is to do – very early on our students will know what it is like to shoot a short movie that they wrote from scratch. They will acquire the techniques to talk to actors and to get them to deliver powerful performances. The result is that they will learn all aspects of filmmaking in a hands on approach to shooting and will be confident pitching their ideas and understanding what really goes on set and behind the camera.

 

how to become a movie director

 

1st Quarter

CLASSES CLOCK HOURS DAY TIME TEACHER
American Film History 5h Monday 10AM – 3PM Brian Drillinger
Golden Box (Filmmaking) 5h Tuesday 10AM – 3PM Michelle Danner
Fundamentals of Directing I 4h Wednesday 10AM – 2PM Everett Aponte
Film Analysis 4h Thursday 10AM – 2PM Valerie Debler
Outline Treatment and Writing Short Film 4h Friday 10AM – 2PM Derek Reid

 

2nd Quarter

CLASSES CLOCK HOURS DAY TIME TEACHER
Directing Actors 4h Monday 10AM – 2PM Brian Drillinger
Casting 4h Thursday 10AM – 2PM Michelle Danner
Cinematography 5h Tuesday 10AM – 3PM Teferi Seifu
Production Design 5h Wednesday 10AM – 3PM Alessandra Manias
Production Management 4h Friday 10AM – 2PM Everett Aponte

 

3rd Quarter

CLASSES CLOCK HOURS DAY TIME TEACHER
Directing Scenes I and II 4h Monday 10AM – 2PM Brian Drillinger or Michelle Danner
Editing and Presenting Scenes 4h Tuesday 10AM – 2PM Brian Drillinger
Cast – Crew up and Rehearse the Short 4h Wednesday 10AM – 2PM Valerie Debler
Filming the Short I 5h Thursday 10AM – 3PM Everett Aponte
Filming the Short II 5h Friday 10AM – 3PM Derek Reid

 

4th Quarter

CLASSES CLOCK HOURS DAY TIME TEACHER
Film Editing and Post Production 5h Monday 10AM – 3PM Teferi Seifu
Write a Full Length Feature I 5h Tuesday 10AM – 3PM Everett Aponte
Write a Full Length Feature II 4h Wednesday 10AM – 2PM Everett Aponte
Full Length Features and Brainstorming Ideas for Full Length Outline Treatment 4h Thursday 10AM – 2PM Everett Aponte
Art of the Pitch, Fundraising and Show Shorts 4h Friday 10AM – 2PM Ed Debler

 

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