Directors Guild of Great Britain: directing film and theatre
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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 - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE CAMERA - WEEKEND MASTERCLASS
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Friday 20th January 7 - 9pm
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January
10 am to 5 pm


Simon Phillips’ sell-out weekend master-class exploring the Tools of Directing the Camera is rarely presented in the UK. This international seminar delivers practical methods that bring new insight and clarity to the complex tasks of the director and cinematographer. Simon’s ground-breaking techniques give directors their own unique methodology relating specifically to the director’s craft and bring new insight and clarity to the complex task of directing.

This inspirational workshop is built around a series of highly participative practical exercises where Simon Phillips guides participants through the development of emotionally moving storytelling in film. To create a moving story, it is important for the director and camera team to share a common language, the tools and the skills to be able to create not just visually stunning images but ones that crucially create emotion in the audience.

Because of the one-to-one nature of Simon’s work, places are very limited, so best to book early to avoid disappointment.

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 And The City, and Cracker have all worked with Simon’s unique approach. Tools of Telling the Story with the Camera was a sell out success at Camerimage - The XV International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Poland and Simon's seminars have been taught in Europe and in Hollywood. The Guild is pleased to help bring Simon’s methods to the UK, with every master-class sold out.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

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

WHO IS THIS SEMINAR FOR?

This is a master class for individual directors and camera-people (cinematographers and camera operators) who have already gained experience in their roles. Participants may be film school graduates, short film experts, and seasoned professional filmmakers who wish to take away a clear set of creative tools to share with their teams.

COURSE CONTENT

Through practical exercises and analysing movie scenes each participant will learn a set of methods to plan camera positions for maximum emotional engagement. Unlike the usual cinematography training courses which concentrate on topics such as lighting, focus, special effects and lab technology; the emphasis here will be on developing a clear set of tools for knowing exactly where to place the camera and when to move it, so you can control the audience’s emotional experience throughout your story. These skills are essential in pre-production but invaluable on set when faced with the changeable reality of your shoot.

WHAT SKILLS WILL I ACHIEVE?

•    Understanding why we use framing as we do
•    Body language and dramatic blocking
•    Deciding the essential subject of every set up
•    Special tactics for shooting problem scenes
•    How camera creates surprise, mystery and suspense

COMMENTS AFTER PREVIOUS TOOLS OF DIRECTING MASTERCLASSES

“Very inspiring and a fantastic learning experience... With this understanding, I know I will be able to focus much more clearly on what I am looking for in the scenes and on what to point the camera at.” Andrew Lindsay

“The master class was invaluable. I found myself directing a piece a couple of weeks thereafter... The results spoke volumes, I came away feeling that my game had been 'upped'.” Guy Ducker

“Today was the last shooting day of my film. One of the actors sent an SMS to me this evening:
       “Many thanks. Great fun and challenging to work with you, a director who has
        the tools to direct for real, instead of a lot of empty talk. It's been a real pleasure!"
 - thank you for The Tools.”
Maria Eng



DATES:  The class will take over 5 sessions; Friday 20th January, 7 - 9pm
              Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January, 10 am to 5 pm


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


The Directors Guild Trust and the Directors Guild of Great Britain work together to train, promote and celebrate directing and directors across all media: Film, television, theatre, radio, opera, commercials, music videos, corporate, multimedia, games and new technology. The Guild has a respected public voice on arts and media policy, hosts events and training, produces publications and provides a forum for members to meet and share experience and skills. Membership of the Trust, with advanced booking and discounts to Guild events, newsletter and a range of benefits is open to all; professional directors with two or more paid credits are invited to join the register of the Directors Guild of Great Britain.


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