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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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6-8 SEP: Tools of Directing SCRIPT Master Class

TOOLS OF DIRECTING SCRIPT

Weekend Master Class with Simon Phillips


DATE:
Fri 6 September, 7-9pm
Sat 7 September, 10am-5pm
Sun 8 September 2013, 10am-5pm

VENUE:
Camden, London

BOOKING:
Now closed

TOOLS OF DIRECTING
Simon’s workshops and seminars - Tools of Directing Actors, Tools of Script Development and Tools of Directing Camera - are presented internationally. Simon Phillips is a direction consultant for feature film and high level TV directors. 

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The Tools of Directing (ToD) 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. ToD separates into easy applicable modules – which match the workflow of filmmaking.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

The script can often hold a whole set of problems that mean your project doesn't get to the next stage. But even for the lucky ones, even after years of script development, when the production finally starts;
  • Whole sections of the story don't actually work when they are directed
  • Character must be quickly adjusted in rehearsals, with consequently poor acting
  • Shot material has to be discarded as it wasn't necessary and
  • Holes in the story that mean post production is often 'story damage limitation'
These problems can be fixed in the script by the director who has totally different creative responsibilities than the writer. But writing methods do not give the tools to do that work.

Tools of Directing the Script training delivers the means to direct the development of the script and the manifestation of a great story. It is a series of clear tasks that build through the creative process to empower the director's intuition to really add their creative approach.

This is relevant especially if you write/direct.

This concentrated master class has highly participative, practical exercises designed to give you tools to:
  • Learn a whole new approach to understanding your script
  • Discover how to identify the strengths in your screenplay
  • Give the right feedback to overcome problems
  • Use surprise, mystery, and suspense to meet the needs of your audience
  • Increase your self-confidence under the pressure of script meetings
  • Improve prospects of success of your film project

Tools of Directing Script have been used successfully on award-winning films and by first-time feature film directors to secure the funding they needed to take their project forward.

"Simon Phillips is an expert in his field" Linda Aronson, Scriptwriter and expert on non-linear and ensemble script structure. Read Linda's full article on the script aspect of Tools of Directing in the Universal Film Magazine here

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