Directing Dramatic Film

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

This two-part intensive workshop will introduce you to the process of directing a project on any scale. The workshop covers practical aspects of directing such as casting, locations, storyboards, rehearsals, telling a story with pictures, the psychology of composition, moving the camera, screen direction, eye-lines and the axis, shooting schedule, on set protocol, and other production concerns. Participants will break down a scene from a film script and compare it with how the film’s director actually shot it. Various film clips will also be shown to illustrate the key points of directing.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking and Camera Theory workshops are recommended as  prerequisites.



Born in 1985 in Toronto, Kazik Radwanski studied film at Ryerson University co-founded the production company MDFF in 2008. His short films screened at the Berlinale Shorts Competition for three consecutive years. In 2012 Radwanski directed his first feature film Tower which had its world premiere at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival. The film went on to screen at many festivals including The Toronto International Film Festival, The Viennale, and New Directors/New Films presented by MoMA. Most recently his second feature How Heavy This Hammer had its international premiere at The 66th Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for the $100,000 prize for Best Canadian film of the Year by the Toronto Film Critics Association.