Directing Drama for Film & TV

Film Oxford
In Oxford

£162
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Important information

Typology Training
Level Intermediate
Location Oxford
Duration 2 Days
  • Training
  • Intermediate
  • Oxford
  • Duration:
    2 Days
Description

This course covers the principles of directing drama for the screen and shows students how to apply them in practice. It is run by film-maker Simon Hook, who made several award-winning shorts before going on to direct broadcast television drama for the BBC and Channel 4. He demonstrates the principles of directing drama through analysis of film and television clips and follows them up with practical exercises with the camera.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Oxford
54 Catherine Street, OX4 3AH, Oxfordshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Oxford
54 Catherine Street, OX4 3AH, Oxfordshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

To give the course participants the confidence and skills to make their own dramas to a much higher standard. Suitable for: Directing Screen Drama is a weekend course for students wishing to learn or develop their directing skills. Experience of working on short films and/or completing training courses such as Shooting Video is desirable.

What you'll learn on the course

Directing
Drama
Film Production
Film Studies
Filmmaking

Teachers and trainers (1)

Simon Hook
Simon Hook
TV Director

SIMON HOOK Director/Writer - Biography Simon has directed two one-hour episodes of the BBC Scotland show Rivercity, directed twenty three episodes (and written one) of the top rated children’s television series M.I.High for the BBC (made by the same company as Spooks) and five episodes of Hollyoaks for Channel 4. Before television he wrote and directed a series of successful yet diverse shorts: The micro-budget, 6.6.04 attracted Completion Funding from the UK Film Council,

Course programme

This course covers the principals of directing drama for the screen and shows students how to apply them in practice. It is run by film-maker Simon Hook, who made several award-winning shorts before going on to direct broadcast television drama for the BBC and Channel 4. He demonstrates the principals of directing drama through analysis of film and television clips and follows them up with practical exercises with the camera.

Directing Drama for Film & TV – Topics include:

Day 1: 10am – 6.00pm

Topics include:

  • Sounding the part
  • Reading the script as a director
  • Planning your coverage and Cinematic Gramma
  • Practical exercise in blocking actors
  • When can I cross the line?
  • Shot selection and it’s affect on the audience
  • Tips for working with actors
  • Tips for working with crew

Day 2: 10am – 6.00pm

Camera familiarisation.
PRACTICAL SHOOT EXERCISE. Each student takes a turn in the role of director or other member of the crew and together they will shoot a scene. Simon will point out common pitfalls, encourage good practice and give out tips to save your bacon in the edit suite!
PLUS the script exercise which will “change the way you look at every script”.

Additional information

http://www.filmoxford.org/course/directing-drama-weekend/

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