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Fundamentals of Direction (stage)
Film & Drama course
200X -- Aesthetics: Theatre, Art, Music Through Film, the Basics.
How to Read a FilmSubscribe to Open Class @ 200x Aesthetics
Sound in Film, Sweden
Must use this webpage as your textbook -- updated weekly!
9/7 - 12/14 Fall 2001, focus on Film & Virtual Theatre
class plan [model]
Mon, Grue 409, 6-9 PM -- Office Hours: TU, TR 1-2 PMeClass: use of computers, email, web, internet in my classes. Online and Forums pages.
THR 470 3 Credits (1+6)h -- bookmark this page -- http://afronord.tripod.com/classes/470.htmlIn depth investigation into the history, theory, concepts of film and video direction, script preporation, story-boarding, blocking actors and staging the camera, sound, editing. Projects include directing and shooting short videos. (Prerequisite: THR 331 Stage Directing, or permission of instructor.)
You must have writing, directing, theatre, film, photography background.[ must read 60 pp. a week from the textbook! Reading assignments will be on the subject pages @ directing.filmplus.org main directory! View the required films and movies at home. Weekly quizes are online. ][ must subcribe to groups.com/group/yahoo-cls-directing list! The webpages are updated throughout the semester! Working with the acting classes: THR121 Fundamentals of Acting and THR221 Intermediate Acting. Must get familiar with my webpages! ]
ScheduleWeek One: FILMMAKING Part One. Scripting Story, Concept, Outline. Directing: History & Theory. Pre-test (Eisenstein) Dramatic Composition (Hamlet) [submit your bio/resume and expectation of the directing course to the Class List]
Week Two: First Draft, Re-writes. (Bergman: script and scenes from "Wild Strawberries") Presentation in class and selection. Team assignments.
Week Three: Script is due (grade). Floor plan (Mise-en-Scene): Directing Actors. Acting for the Camera and Biomechanics (Method and Monologues)
Week Four: Part Two -- Preproduction Storyboard. Shooting script. Light. Directing Camera. (Action Movies)
Week Five: Shots in Class and Footage. Film Theory Test Great Shots.
Week Six: Shot-by-shot book is due. Cuts examination. Part Three -- Production
Week Seven: Sound. (Amadeus by Forman) Acting for the camera.
Week Eight: Text, Subtext, Counter-Text and Counter-Point. Style
Week Nine: Part Four -- PostProduction Scenes: screening.
Week Ten: Reshooting. Editing.
Week Eleven: Cutting and Re-editing.
Week Twelve: Screening the the rough and final cuts.
PROJECTS: teams -- Director, Camera, Script (see Forms -- fill them out and email to me).
Finals -- Screening the final cuts: Public Viewing. Awards.