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Tools of Directing: UK Tour 2013 | Wales, Scotland, N-Ireland



TOOLS OF DIRECTING UK 2013

Training scheme with Simon Phillips - Organised by the Directors Guild with Creative Skillset support
. | For film & TV directors living/working in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

TOOLS OF DIRECTING SEMINARS

In the first part of the training scheme, Simon Phillips delivered four Seminars in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the Spring of 2013:

 9 March 2013:  Cardiff Sherman Cymru
 6 April 2013:  Belfast Queens Film Theatre
 13 April 2013: Edinburgh Scottish Storytelling Centre
 27 April 2013: Glasgow Mitchell Library

TOOLS OF DIRECTING MASTER WORKSHOP WEEK

Meet the participants
 

 

We selected 15 applicants for the second and final part of the training scheme: the Tools of Directing Master Workshop, which took place in London, 8-12 July 2013.

The week-long Workshop with Simon Phillips is a combination of training, mentoring and networking, focusing on developing participantsí skills and confidence in using Tools of Directing, focusing on Tools of Directing Actors, Casting, Script Development and Directing Camera. This will be in the form of a Bursary Scheme that brings 15  talented directors to London in the summer for the full week Tools of Directing Master Workshop.

The Workshop is highly practical and participative and will:
  • Deliver fresh, new thinking about screen fiction and the path from script to camera
  • Enable you to clearly analyse and articulate the needs of the story to all involved
  • Help you work quickly, creatively an d effectively with writers, performers and technicians
  • Give you the right tools to plan, action and evaluate your work

INTRODUCING THE TOOLS OF DIRECTING

Have you ever felt that all the existing methods were for the actors and writers to do great work, and there was some deep, dark secret that the experts weren't telling us about what a director can do? Tools of Directing is a straightforward, practical approach to directing that significantly improves creativity and reduces time and money spent in development, rehearsals and shooting. Tools of Directing don't depend on theories of writing or acting, but are specifically dedicated to the directorís craft, using practical, repeatable methods that Simon Phillips has developed over ten years working as a directing coach in film and television. Simonís ground-breaking techniques bring new insight and clarity to the complex task of directing and give directors their own unique methodology. Tools you will take away: A way to identify the most important moments in your scenes / A powerful word that will help you work creatively with your writer on problem scenes/ A simple tool that lets you earn the right to improve an actor's performance.
 

ABOUT SIMON PHILLIPS

SIMON PHILLIPS is a Direction Coach for feature film and high level TV directors, including directors of the recent Scandinavian Series The Killing and The Bridge. Oscar and EMMY award winning professional writers, directors and producers have worked with Simonís unique approach. His seminars have been given in Europe and Hollywood and the Guild is pleased to bring Simon's methods to the UK.

WHAT ATTENDEES SAID AT THE SEMINARS:

"An in depth approach to directing Ė met with clear explanations and a unique insight. Go and learn something!"

"I expected a superficial introduction to directing: What I got was deep, precise and insightful with absolute clarity of concepts. Years of experience distilled into principles one can begin to use."

"Opened my eyes to issues that will help both my writing and directing. You need to do this whether you write, direct or act."

"Great information, Great presenter. A great insight into directing."



CREATIVE SKILLSET & A BIGGER FUTURE 2

This training scheme was funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of 'A Bigger Future 2', the UK Film skills strategy. The Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund.  http://abiggerfuture2.org


"These are simple tools, and yet some of the most powerful, eye-opening methods ever revealed about how to instantly succeed in directing."

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