Directing Dramatic Film
Whether you are working with a small or large crew, learn about directing a project on any scale. Focus will be on the practical aspects of directing such as casting, locations, storyboards, rehearsals, telling a story with pictures, the psychology of composition, moving camera, screen direction, eye-lines and the axis, shooting schedule, on set protocol, and other production concerns. Film clips are shown to illustrate key points and generate a discussion. As a hands-on exercise, the participants will break down a scene from a film script and compare with how the film’s director actually shot it.
Shane Belcourt is an award-winning Métis filmmaker, writer, and musician based in Toronto. His debut feature film, Tkaronto, has played many international film festivals, winning the Best Director prize at the 2008 Dreamspeakers Film Festival and 2008 Talking Stick Film Festival, along with being nationally distributed in theatres across Canada. Shane has made a variety of short films that have been shown on national television and various film festivals. Alongside the dramatic work, Shane continues to make documentary films as a director and cinematographer.