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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 - INTRODUCTION TO TOOLS OF DIRECTING
picture: Tools of Directing - Introduction Seminar 18-11-2012



DATE:   Sun 18 Nov 2012 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
VENUE: Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Str, London NW1 7BU

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT


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?

Simon’s ground-breaking techniques bring new insight and clarity to the complex task of directing and give directors their own unique methodology. Tools of Directing don't depend on theories of writing or acting, but are specifically dedicated to the director’s craft, using practical, repeatable methods that Simon has developed over ten years working as a directing coach in film and television.

This introductory seminar will cover:
  • Defining the Advanced Tools of Directing
  • Introducing the Creative Reading of a script
  • Rehearsal planning
  • Where to put the camera to create emotion
The tools you will take away will be:
  • 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 Simon’s unique approach. His seminars have been given in Europe and Hollywood and the Guild is pleased to bring Simon's methods to the UK.


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

"The Tools of Directing training is incredibly valuable, unforgettable and transformative. What is most extraordinary is how, in a couple of hours, you can forge new directing skills and outgrow redundant bad habits." - BILL ANDERSON | director of the 2012 Emmy award nominated Case Histories



"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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