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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Tools of Directing Camera - Simon Phillips master class (22-24 Mar 2013)
DATE:
Fri 22 March, 7-9pm
Sat 23 March, 10am-5pm
Sun 24 March 2013, 10am-5pm
VENUE:
Camden, London
         
TOOLS OF DIRECTING
Simon Phillips' Tools of Directing is for creative TV and Film directors taking the next big step, who (despite years of training and experience) need the specific tools to make sure their story is great. Simon’s workshops and seminars - Tools of Directing Actors, Tools of Script Development and Tools of Directing Camera - are presented internationally. The Tools of Directing give directors their own unique methodology and bring new insights and clarity to the profession; which have both creative and financial benefits to film and TV production.

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.

Tools of Directing Camera
 © Phil Peel
                                                  
ABOUT SIMON
Simon Phillips is a direction consultant for feature film and high level TV directors. Simon has consulted and trained directors including an Academy Award and Emmy Award winners, including directors on the recent Scandinavian The Killing and The Bridge.

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.


The training is well thought through, built on experience, concrete, easy to use in practice and focussing on essentials.” Henrik Georgsson | Director The Bridge (2011)


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