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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.

This workshop is sponsored by DRCC. Learn more at:

part 1: Tue 22 June 2021, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Thu 24 June 2021, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Tue 22 June 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Samuel Kiehoon Lee

Born and raised in Toronto, artist/filmmaker Samuel Kiehoon Lee spent 12 years living in Seoul where he shot the feature film GYOPO (NNNN— NOW magazine). He is completing a Masters of Fine arts in film at York University and is developing a TV series and several feature film screenplays with his wife/collaborator Atefeh Khademolreza. Lee is also a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s director’s lab. A collection of Lee’s experimental works were showcased on the CBC program THE EXHIBITIONISTS where he was the featured Artist in Residence.  

Category: Writing & Directing
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember
Registration opens
Tue 18 May at 10am