Directors Guild of Great Britain: directing film and theatre
Training Archive
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 Actors - Simon Phillips master class (31 May - 2 Jun 2013)

DATE:
 Fri 31 May, 7-9pm
 Sat 1 June, 10am-5pm
 Sun 2 June 2013, 10am-5pm
VENUE: Camden, London 



Have you ever felt that the existing methods were primarily for the actors, and there was some deep, dark secret that experts weren't telling about exactly how to powerfully direct?

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 script and powerful direction of actors are vital to engage your audience. Directors need to have the tools to be able to direct their actors effectively under the pressure of production and yet keep their performance fresh and true. The masterclass will give you the experience of applying the tools through hands-on practical work and by being directed as actors. It is film-focused but the fast rehearsal planning, back-story improvisation and the clear tools for a director to get the specific performance their story needs will also benefit theatre directors.
TOD Actor master class

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.

COURSE CONTENT
•    Creative reading of a script that empowers the director and actors alike;
•    Rehearsal planning to quickly get great performance;
•    Back story improvisations to rapidly solve problems;
•    How to speak to actors between takes;
•    Working more effectively with actors in a short space of time.

WHAT SKILLS WILL I ACHIEVE?
•    Identify what is missing in a script, and rehearsals that will save story;
•    Use character motivation to get specific performance;
•    Quickly build character biographies that give you power over your story;
•    Learn to give feedback to overcome problems;
•    Improve the prospects of success for your project.


“The Master Class changed my view of the director's role and indeed more usefully, the do's and DON'TS. I will use all the tools mentioned in the Master Class. It is interactive, practical, engaging and real.”  
Peter Fudakowski | Oscar-winning Producer




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