3 day Intensive Course: Introduction to Directing with Ian Bevitt

Director of Coronation Street & Emmerdale

This is a very rare opportunity to undertake a 3 day weekend intensive course with a professional television director who has worked as a director for over 20 years. Ian has directed over 400 episodes of Coronation Street so who better to learn from.

Introduction to Directing with Ian Bevitt

Director of Coronation Street & Emmerdale

Through this course you will be introduced to all aspects TV Directing; from the pre production & planning phase to Directing on set & working with actors, right through to the edit and post-production phase. Students will have the opportunity to plan their own mini-production which will be professionally shot using professional actors and then edited into a final piece, all under the guidance of one of television’s most experienced directors.

Students will cover an introduction to TV directing including but not limited to:

  • Script analysis – e.g What is a director looking for in the script?
  • What obstacles do we face? Planning the shoot from the words on the page.
  • How to work with a crew – shot sizes and camera movement. How editing and shot sizes can make or break a scene
  • Costume, makeup, lighting and design – how they can add so much to your work.
  • Working with actors – a brief guide on do's and don'ts.

Course Suitability

INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING WITH IAN BEVITT

This course is in an Introduction to TV Directing and will suit anyone who would like to gain professional advice and a guide to how the industry works, plus the insight of a director with more than 25 years experience in broadcast television.

Day One

FRIDAY

Classroom day

Introduction to directing. Planning a shoot – storyboards and examples of how to take a script from words on a page to major stunts/scenes including clips from some of Ian’s work.

The seminar will also discuss

•      Roles within production – e.g. what does a 1st AD do, what is a dolly grip, who is the best boy? Etc

•      Script analysis – e.g What is a director looking for in the script? What obstacles do we face? Planning the shoot from the words on the page.

•      How to work with a crew – shot sizes and camera movement. How editing and shot sizes can make or break a scene

•      Costume, makeup, lighting and design – how they can add so much to your work.

•      Working with actors – a brief guide on do’s and don’ts.

At the end of the day, student directors will be given a short (2/3 pages) scene involving 2/3 characters. Their homework is to plan a shoot for the next day.

Day Two

Saturday

A guide to blocking and rehearsing with actors, and how to talk to a camera and sound crew to get what you want.

11am – Directors start the process of directing their scenes, once they have finished directing they move to the editing room to edit their scene with the editing team. Each director gets the chance to direct and edit their own scene using actors.

 

Day Three

Sunday

From the start of the day the next five directors will be shooting their scenes as above, with the editor cutting as they go. After lunch, everyone will meet to view the scenes and discuss them. They will discuss what problems they had, how others solved those problems etc. There will be a Q & A to finish.

All students will receive a fully edited copy of the scene that they have filmed and directed on the course.

The course will run from Friday 9th March to Sunday 11th March 2018 Times: 9am to 5pm per day Location: YAFTA, 101-103 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1JL Cost: £475 Per person.

SUITABILITY

This course is suitable for students aged 16 years and above who have a keen interest in television directing. As this is an introductory course, beginners to industry are welcome.

Cost: £475.00

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