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Filmmakers Central Presents Directors Weekend in LA Oct. 22-23

Filmmaker’s Central School of Cinema

will be holding a Director’s Weekend in Los Angeles, CA on October 22-23, 2005. Sign up for both classes and get $100.00 off.

LOCATION: Tigertainment Studios

3750 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034

FMC102 – DIRECTOR’S CRASH COURSE for Film and Television: Enter the director’s world. Get the information you need to confidently launch your career as a motion picture director. FMC’s Directing “Crash Course” will take the mystery and myth, out of directing. It is neither a “beginner” nor an “advanced” class, concentrating on the nine key areas that are essential to first grasping, and then mastering, the job of the Film director. Everyone participates, as they discover the roadmap to making films with confidence and efficiency.


1) Selecting and interpreting scripts

2) How to Create shot lists

3) Collaboration with crew.

4) Staging, blocking, and working with talent.

5) Weaknesses and strengths in performance.

6) Technical and creative tools of composition and lenses.

7) Multi Cameras and Movement.

8) Production design and texture.

9) Working with Actors.

10) And all the major areas that impact post production.


Saturday, October 22, 2005 Los Angeles, CA

9:00am – 5:30pm

Director’s Crash Course $175.00 ($225.00 regular price)

FMC112 – DIRECTING – Advanced Performance: Good communication between actor and director can mean the difference between a great film and a missed opportunity. A crucial yet often overlooked element of film production is effective interaction with actors and understanding the requirements of performance.

WHAT IT IS: A one-day intensive course on completely understanding the actors world from script breakdown to performance. The goal is to explore the process and your creative abilities to direct a convincing performance incorporating imaginative use of the camera. This class will challenge your abilities to motivate and inspire your actors. This course is designed as a companion to the Director’s Crash Course, held the preceding day.


11) How to motivate and coach performance from actors.

12) Actors language.

13) Helping actors develop characterization.

14) What to look for when casting.

15) When to stay out of the way.

16) What not to say.

17) Keeping performances alive, take after take.

18) Breaking down a script from the actors viewpoint.

19) The big WHY?

20) Characters and their relationships.

21) Improvisation with your actors, on and off camera.

22) Actors technique on film.

23) Auditioning processes.

24) Rehearsal with your actors.

25) Troubleshoot poor performances.

FMC112 – DIRECTING – Advanced Performance

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Los Angeles, CA

9:00am – 5:30pm

Directing Advanced Performance $175.00 ($225.00 regular price)