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Directing Dramatic Film

This 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. This course is recommended as a companion to the Directing Actors for Film, Intimacy Coordination, Short Film Writing, Advanced Script Studio, Producing Dramatic Film, Scipt Supervision and Dramatic Film Editing workshops.​

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

part 1: Mon 10 July 2023, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Wed 12 July 2023, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Mon 10 July 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Vincenzo Bertillo

Vincenzo Bertillo is a writer and director who graduated from York University’s BFA in Film Production and Screenwriting. Vincenzo has directed award-winning short films, music videos for Juno nominated artists, and worldwide commercial campaigns for leading brands across the globe. His work has been featured on television and in film festivals across the globe.

Vincenzo thrives on creating new and unique ideas and bringing them to life with a bold cinematic style. He also routinely serves as a story editor and creative advisor on a variety of projects. He is currently in development for his upcoming film, “Mastery”, which goes to camera in Spring of 2022.

Location: Online via Zoom
Category: Writing & Directing
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$105 /member$130 /nonmember