Simon Phillips - INTRODUCTION TO TOOLS OF DIRECTING
DATE: Sun 18 Nov 2012 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
VENUE: Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Str, London NW1 7BU
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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
- 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."