thorough, engaging presentation by a knowledgeable director
who's been there!"
Fritz Flad - Editor (MD)
would highly recommend to friends...the breadth of material
covered gave me the insight I had been missing."
Nelson Betancourt - Filmmaker (FL)
THE SCENE STUDIES COVER A WIDE RANGE OF MATERIAL?
scene studies cover a great range of material including: visual
style, setting mood & atmosphere, opening a movie &
story set up, characters and dialogue, the love scene, how to
handle a group scene, action and stunts, special effects, flashbacks,
the one-shot scene, emotional climax, character comedy in drama,
ELSE WILL BE COVERED DURING THE WEEKEND SEMINAR?
seminar is carefully organized on a schedule so it can cover
all the major areas of the Directing Craft...from how to get
started building a career, developing material & working
with writers, preparing the script, the tools of story visualization,
the language of film, prepping/shooting/postproduction responsibilities,
casting & working with actors, budgeting and scheduling,
location scouting, the business of directing, agents & managers,
and how to put together a directors reel.
FEATURES AND INDIE FILMS BE COVERED?
will be covered very extensively and entire scene studies will
be devoted to feature filmmaking. There will be detailed information
about features vs. television with regards to the craft. INDIE
FILMMAKING will be covered from casting to completion
bonds, unions vs. non-union shoots, and an entire section from
raising financing. how to structure a movie deal, to the selling
of films in domestic & foreign distribution, including all
available ancillary markets and streams of revenue. Also, festivals
and creating your industry buzz will be covered.
WHAT LEVEL OF DIRECTING EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO TAKE THIS SEMINAR?
seminar is designed to accommodate all levels of experience.
If you have never directed, this seminar will show you how in
2-days! You will leave empowered to start NOW and with the tools
you'll need. If you have directed film shorts or videos, this
seminar is crucial to provide you more advanced in-depth knowledge
to develop your talents in planning your next directorial project.
If you have directed features and/or television shows, this
is a unique opportunity to share in another directors
intimate work process in expanding your own, and discovering
new approaches, visualization techniques, and blocking skills.
If you are a student, this seminar provides a rare opportunity
to apply your academic knowledge within a framework of real
directing assignments with a practical nuts-and-bolts analysis
of professional filmmaking in both feature films & television
with a working industry director.
for yourself! Check out the VIDEO
STREAMING TESTIMONIAL page and the GRADUATE
REVIEWS and the PRESS
REVIEWS pages and see the many industry occupations
and various levels of experience of the people who have taken
this seminar, what they have to say about it...and why it
is the most acclaimed nationwide film industry seminar.
THIS SEMINAR ALSO BENEFIT WRITERS, PRODUCERS, ACTORS, EXECUTIVES,
2ND-UNIT DIRECTORS, STUNT COORDINATORS, EDITORS, DIRECTORS OF
PHOTOGRAPHY, PRODUCTION MANAGERS, ASSISTANT DIRECTORS, AND COMPOSERS
the directing process is beneficial for everyone in the industry
to expand their awareness of filmmaking and storytelling, and
how it entails all personnel and departments.
greatest joy for a WRITER is to learn to direct his own material...and
if you only want to write, your own work will become more focused,
fuller, and richer in expressing its story intentions if a writer
knows how directors visually translate and interpret material...this
is crucial to improving your sales success!
PRODUCER should experience what directing is really about to
support and facilitate the directors work process in shooting
their productions, and successfully realizing their long hoped-for
dream projects...as a united filmmaking team.
an ACTOR want to work with a director who has no clue of the
Every actor should learn as much about the Directing Process
as possible to hone their own work in understanding how directors
work with talent, how they cast, how they guide, nurture, and
inspire the acting instrument to deliver great performances.
film and/or television EXECUTIVE in development and production
should be knowledgeable of the Directing Craft so they can more
wisely choose which directors are truly visually talented, right
for particular material, organized in their work process, and
fiscally responsible to provide trusted leadership for their
multi-million dollar films and television shows.
2ND-UNIT DIRECTOR and/or STUNT COORDINATOR would benefit in
the development of their own specialties by sharing in the Directors
Process so they can better integrate and deliver their craft
in conjunction with the directors vision...and this knowledge
is crucial for developing their own directing careers.
EDITOR and a DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY would greatly expand their
own creative talents by experiencing a deeper understanding
of storytelling visualization through the actual Directors
Process in supporting a director's vision and contributing fully
to realizing it.
PRODUCTION MANAGER and a ASSISTANT DIRECTOR would profit from
acquiring greater knowledge of the Directing Craft and the task
of translating material visually to enhance their talents and
crucial assessment skills in budgeting and scheduling, and line
producing films & TV.
COMPOSER would greatly benefit by learning more about the filmmaking
process he will be writing his music for...and how directors
think in telling their stories visually which the music score
will have to support and highlight. Guy spends a lot of time
talking about the music during each scene study and composers
love this seminar as Guy calls it the "magic" of music
seminar is crucial for anyone who wants to move forward
and realize their filmmaking dreams in whichever specialty of
THERE BE HAND-OUTS, HOMEWORK, AND HOW WILL THE SCENE STUDIES BE
scene study will begin with actual script pages distributed
as hand-outs. The scenes will be broken-down just as if you
were about to direct them. Next, the actual directors
SHOT LIST will be reviewed and discussed as the shooting plan
takes shape, and solutions to challenging directorial problems
actual dailies of each scene will then be viewed on audio-visual
screens...exactly as they actually happened. Then, the finished
scenes will be viewed...as completed with final editing choices,
sound and visual effects, CGI, and the magic of music.
unique "see with your own eyes" teaching technique
is what participants rave about, and what makes the Action/Cut
Seminar so impactfully useful with the comprehensive directing
knowledge it provides all its graduates.
will be handed out on Saturday night to prepare for Sundays
more intensive, in-depth scene studies.
IS IT ACTUALLY LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SEMINAR AND WHAT EXPERIENCE
CAN I EXPECT?
answer...just check out for yourself what previous SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS
have to say about their own experiences at the ACTION/CUT FILM
INDUSTRY SEMINAR and why it is the most acclaimed seminar in
the motion picture industry.
EARLY...THERE IS LIMITED SEATING!
be fully registered 11 days prior to your seminar event
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