Closing thoughts on this training series about directing movies and how to direct films. Special advice for first time filmmakers and tips for directing movies are given. When directing films, it is essential to use the input of your entire team - all cast and crew - in order to make the best films possible.
- Well, that just about concludes…this training course on directing.…Thank you so much for watching.…As we wrap up here, I just want to…plead with you to do as I say and not as I did…when it comes to collaborating with your team.…This whole project was a little wacky,…making a movie and training at the same time.…So, I oopted to take on a lot of roles so…I could talk about my creative choices in this training.…But, that's not ideal.…I remember once watching an episode of…Parks and Rec where Leslie Knope made her own newscast,…and she played the news anchor,…and she played the reporter, and the interview subject.…
And then in the credits, they were all just Leslie Knope.…It was hilarious.…But it was hilarious because everyone knows…that film making is supposed to be a team sport.…So regardless of what we did on The Assurance,…or where you might be in your…film making career at the moment,…work towards finding a team to make movies with.…I wish you the best of luck in…your storytelling adventures.…On behalf of Lynda.com I'm Chad Perkins,…
Watch and learn how to shoot a script, using visual motifs, atmospherics, framing, and different types of shots to tell the film's story. Find out how to give direction to your crew and be a good leader, while staying on budget and on schedule. Plus, get tips to improve shots during retakes or in post, and to become a better director, storyteller, and communicator.
Note: Like the rest of the Creating a Short Film series, this course was shot during the production of The Assurance. It offers a unique window into the actual struggles and challenges filmmakers have to overcome to get films made. Find the rest of the courses in the series on Chad's author page.
- What a director does
- Interpreting the script
- Scouting locations
- Choosing the tone and theme of the film
- Using motifs
- Shaping the story through visuals
- Being a good leader on set
- Respecting budgets and schedules
- Planning shots
- Moving the camera: on a tripod or dolly or in handheld shots
- Using rolling takes
- Framing shots
- Adding atmospherics
- Directing in post-production
- Becoming a better director
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actorswith Chad Perkins1h 49m Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 01 Producingwith Chad Perkins1h 6m Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 02 Writingwith Chad Perkins3h 17m Appropriate for all
1. Preparing for Production
2. Themes and Tone
3. Shaping the Story
4. Running the Set
5. Planning Shots in a Scene
6. Getting the Shot
7. Improving the Shot
8. Directing in Post-Production
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