Guild & Creative Skillset UK Tour of Simon Phillips Tools of Directing
TOOLS OF DIRECTING UK 2013
Training scheme with Simon Phillips - Organised by the Directors Guild with Creative Skillset support. // For film & TV directors living/working in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
In the first part of the training scheme, Simon Phillips delivered four Introductory Seminars in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland throughout March and April 2013. Anyone who attended one of these seminars can now apply for the second and final part of the training scheme: the Simon Phillips' Tools of Directing Master Workshop taking place in London 8-12 July 2013.
TOOLS OF DIRECTING MASTER WORKSHOP WEEK
8 - 12 July 2013, London | Applications deadline 17 May 2013
The week-long Workshop is a combination of training, mentoring and networking, focusing on developing participants’ skills and confidence in using Tools of Directing, focusing on Tools of Directing Actors, Casting, Script Development and Directing Camera. This will be in the form of a Bursary Scheme that brings the 15 most talented applicants to London in the summer for the full week Tools of Directing Master Workshop. The bursary will allow the best applicants to gain the skills they need at greatly reduced costs: £160.00 for the 5-day workshop [with grants available towards the cost of attending, incl travel & accommodation].
The Workshop is highly practical and participative and will:
- Deliver fresh, new thinking about screen fiction and the path from script to camera
- Enable you to clearly analyse and articulate the needs of the story to all involved
- Help you work quickly, creatively an d effectively with writers, performers and technicians
- Give you the right tools to plan, action and evaluate your work
- Help you build networks and alliances with other professionals around the UK
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications are open to attendees of the Tools of Directing Introductory Seminars, which took place in Cardiff (9 Mar), Belfast (6 Apr), Edinburgh (13 Apr) and Glasgow (27 Apr). We also invite applications from interested professional directors living/working in Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland who did not have the chance to attend the introductory seminar. This training is for directors with experience in film-making: applicants require at least one industry/festival/broadcast credit. After a simple application process, directors who are positioned to take the next big step in their film-making will be selected to attend the Tools of Directing Master Workshop in London in the summer. Deadline for applications is Fri 17 May (5pm GMT).
INTRODUCING THE TOOLS OF DIRECTING
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? Tools of Directing is a straightforward, practical approach to directing that significantly improves creativity and reduces time and money spent in development, rehearsals and shooting. 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 Phillips has developed over ten years working as a directing coach in film and television. Simon’s ground-breaking techniques bring new insight and clarity to the complex task of directing and give directors their own unique methodology. Tools you will take away: 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 MASTER CLASSES
|"Simon Phillips is an expert in his field" - LINDA ARONSON | Scriptwriter, Playwright, childrens' novelist and expert on non-linear and ensemble script structure. Read Linda's full article on the script aspect of Tools of Directing in the latest edition of UNIVERSAL FILM MAGAZINE. |
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 Case Histories
"An in depth approach to directing – met with clear explanations and a unique insight. Go and learn something!"
"I expected a superficial introduction to directing: What I got was deep, precise and insightful with absolute clarity of concepts. Years of experience distilled into principles one can begin to use."
"Opened my eyes to issues that will help both my writing and directing. You need to do this whether you write, direct or act."
"Great information, Great presenter. A great insight into directing."
CREATIVE SKILLSET & A BIGGER FUTURE 2
This training scheme is funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of 'A Bigger Future 2', the UK Film skills strategy. The Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund. www.abiggerfuture2.co.uk
Creative Skillset and the Directors Guild are committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Participants will be asked to complete a Diversity & Equal Opportunities questionnaire - the information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and for monitoring purposes, to be used as part of statistical considerations for future planning and development.
"These are simple tools, and yet some of the most powerful, eye-opening methods ever revealed about how to instantly succeed in directing."