Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of 90-minute videos will deepen your understanding of all the creative disciplines that are supported through our Labs including Feature Film Directing and Writing, TV Writing, Emerging Media, Documentary, Producing, Film Music, and Theater.
In this video, two directors - Lesli Linka Glatter and Keith Gordon - share their approach to breaking down a scene and prepping a shoot. Glatter, sharing storyboards and a clip from HOMELAND, and Gordon, sharing a scene from FARGO, discuss the importance of thorough preparation - illustrate the need to understand the emotional truth of a scene. They describe their approach to rehearsals and their process for developing a visual language. And they advise directors to remain open to change and ready to reframe unanticipated obstacles as opportunities that are integral to the filmmaking process.
Other conversations in the series include those with editor Dylan Tichenor, actor/director Ed Harris, writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, writer/director/producer Kasi Lemmons, writer/director/composer Benh Zeitlin, with new videos to view every two weeks.