January 15 - March 15
Directing: Core Elements (Jan. 2020)
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Julia Solomonoff

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Learn the core elements of directing fiction films – from pre-production to working with actors and more – with an experienced director as your guide. During this eight-week course you’ll learn how to assemble your crew, work with actors, and translate work from script-to-screen by directing and filming a scene. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a case study with an Advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

  • DURATION: Eight weeks, January 15 - March 15
  • SCHEDULE: Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm PT
    • Extended first class session: Wednesday, January 15, 10:30am - 1:30pm PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between March 9 - 15

Julia Solomonoff is a filmmaker from Argentina living in New York, graduated with Honors from Columbia University MFA Film Program and a Fulbright grantee. more...
New York, NY, USA
Ian Hendrie is a Brooklyn based director, screenwriter, and producer. He is the recipient of SFFILM/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Screenwriting and Development grants and is an alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters, Directors, Sound Design, and Catalyst Labs for his forthcoming film MERCY ROAD. more...
Danielle Lessovitz is a New York City based writer/director for film. After completing her undergraduate training in documentary film at Northwestern University, she traveled across the US and abroad before moving to New York to pursue her Master’s in Film Production at NYU where she received a fellowship for her studies. more...

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