Directors Guild of Great Britain: directing film and theatre
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Training Archive
4 JUL: Creating Violence for Stage & Screen
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26-28 JUN: Tools of Directing The Actor
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20 JUN: Story & Treatment
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Reality TV - Directing Live Drama
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26 APR: Director to Actor to Director
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10-12 APR: Tools of Directing The Camera
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28-30 NOV 2014: Tools of Directing The Actor
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28 MAR: From Start to Screen
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8 NOV 2014: Seminar Tools of Directing
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Tools of Directing: England 2014
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22 Feb 2014: Tools of Directing Seminar | London
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Tools of Directing: UK Tour 2013 | Wales, Scotland, N-Ireland
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11-13 OCT Tools of Directing CAMERA Master Class
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4-6 OCT: Meisner Master Class with Stephen Bayly
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6-8 SEP: Tools of Directing SCRIPT Master Class
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Tools of Directing Actors - Simon Phillips master class (31 May - 2 Jun 2013)
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Tools of Directing Camera - Simon Phillips master class (22-24 Mar 2013)
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Simon Phillips - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE SCRIPT Weekend Masterclass
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Simon Phillips - INTRODUCTION TO TOOLS OF DIRECTING
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SIMON PHILLIPS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE CAMERA - WEEKEND MASTERCLASS
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Directors Guild Workshop: CREATING VIOLENCE PART DEUX - PRACTICAL MAGIC FOR STAGE & SCREEN
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SIMON PHILLIPS WEEKEND MASTERCLASS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING - THE ACTOR
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SIMON PHILLIPS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE ACTOR - WEEKEND MASTERCLASS
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Directors Guild Workshop: STEPHEN BAYLY - AN INTRODUCTION TO MEISNER ACTING TECHNIQUE FOR DIRECTORS
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SIMON PHILLIPS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE SCRIPT - WEEKEND MASTERCLASS
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SIMON PHILLIPS - INTRODUCTION TO TOOLS OF DIRECTING
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Directors Guild Workshop: STEPHEN BAYLY - INTRO TO MEISNER ACTING TECHNIQUE FOR DIRECTORS - 30th Oct
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SIMON PHILLIPS - ADVANCED TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE CAMERA WEEKEND MASTERCLASS - 1st - 3rd October 2010
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Director Guild Workshop - STEPHEN JEFFREYS - STORY & TREATMENT - Saturday 8th May 2010
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SIMON PHILLIPS - ADVANCED TOOLS OF DIRECTING ACTORS WEEKEND MASTERCLASS - 2nd to 4th July 2010
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Director Guild Workshop - TERRY BESSON - VOICEWORK FOR DIRECTORS - Sunday 15th August 2010
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Directors Guild & FuseLondon Workshop - CASTING & AUDITIONING ACTORS - 25th April 2010
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Directors Guild Workshop - CREATING VIOLENCE FOR STAGE & SCREEN - 21st March 2010
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Advanced Tools of Directing by Simon Phillips
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Saturday 21 November 2009: Introduction to Meisner Technique - with Stephen Bayly
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'Getting Performances from Actors' with Herbert Wise
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Getting Performances from Actors' with Herbert Wise
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Alexander Mackendrick on Film-making: An introduction to the craft of the director with Paul Cronin
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Getting Performances from Actors, with Herbert Wise: 28 January 2008
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SIMON PHILLIPS - ADVANCED TOOLS OF DIRECTING ACTORS WEEKEND MASTERCLASS - 2nd to 4th July 2010
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Friday 2nd July 7 - 9pm
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July
  10.00 am to 1pm & 2-5 pm

Shaw Theatre, London NW1


Have you ever felt that all the existing methods were for the actors to do great work, and there was some deep, dark secret that the experts weren't telling about what a director can do?

In January the Guild staged an introduction to Advanced Tools of Directing. The workshop sold out immediately and garnered high praise from participants. Simon Phillips’ ground-breaking techniques give directors their own unique methodology, neither dependant on theories of writing nor acting, but relating specifically to the director’s craft. He brings new insight and clarity to the complex task of directing film - and though Simon’s methods are targeted at film for now, they are equally applicable to the theatre.

The Guild is now delighted to promote a weekend master-class exploring the Advanced Tools of Directing in detail. Because of the one-to-one nature of Simon’s work, places are very limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The Guild is able to offer a limited number of heavily discounted placements.

ABOUT SIMON PHILLIPS

Simon Phillips is a Direction Coach for feature film directors and script development. Oscar-winning filmmakers and experienced professional writers, directors and producers of films and TV series as diverse as The Full Monty, Sex In The City, and Cracker have all worked with Simon’s unique approach. His seminars have been given in Europe and Hollywood and the Guild is very proud to help bring Simon’s methods to the UK.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

Preparation work on the script and powerful direction of actors are vital to engage your audience. Directors need to have the tools and the skills to be able to direct effectively under the pressure of production and yet keep their creative ideas fresh and true.

COURSE CONTENT

•    Defining your story in a new simple way
•    Creative reading of a script that empowers the director
•    Rehearsal planning to quickly get great performance
•    Back story improvisations to rapidly solve problems

WHAT SKILLS WILL I ACHIEVE?

•    Master the foundation of Tools of Directing
•    Identify what is missing in a script, and scenes that spoil story
•    Quickly build character biographies that give you power over the story
•    Use character motivation to get great performance

WHAT ELSE WILL I TAKE AWAY?

•    At the end of the workshop you will have access to a new software tool that empowers your script preparation

•    The participants will be able to join a network that gives further training, tools and support for professional directors using the latest technologies.


DATES: The class will take over 5 sessions; Friday 2nd July 7-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th July 10am-1pm & 2-5 pm

VENUE: The Shaw Theatre and the Novotel Hotel: 
100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ
Refreshments and lunches are provided.

COURSE FEE

£400 for “Buy now”, Corporate and Production Company Tickets
£250 for successful applicants to the DGGB Bursary scheme - deadline 22nd June.

To apply for a bursary, please send an email with the subject line

 "Tools of Directing Bursary"

We require a current CV and a short statement of intent of how you will use the Tools by 22nd June.
Bursaries will be awarded by selection – application alone does not secure a place.

To pay the full price now and guarantee your place:
    
PAYPAL

 
CHEQUE: made payable to 
   ‘The Directors Guild Trust’

  posted to:
  Guild Workshops - DGGB
  4 Windmill Street,
  London W1T 2HZ
      
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• BACS /  INTERNET TRANSFER payable to:    
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NB - Please notify us of BACS, Internet or Paypal payments by email to directorsguild@dggb.org – thanks. If you have any special access or other requirements please advise the office. If you book for this event and are not a Guild member, we will place you on a mailing list so you can receive information on future events; please let us know if you want to be removed from this mailing list.

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend for any reason we will refund your full payment less an administration charge of £10 up to the 25th of June. Thereafter we will deduct 1/4 of the cost of your place.
If we cancel the event, we will refund the full cost of your place.

 "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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