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Learn how to bring a scene from script to screen with your unique vision—the essence of film and television directing. In this three-hour Master Class, DGA Award-winning and Emmy-nominated director and producer Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men) shares her approach to creative decision-making and reveals the process of blocking and designing complex, cinematic scenes for some of television’s most beloved shows.


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Topics covered include:

    00:00 - Welcome and Introduction from Sundance Collab

    04:40 - Welcome from Lesli

    05:30 - Paths to Directing

    14:45 - The Importance of Story

    20:00 - How to Prepare for a New Project

    30:00 - Prep for Pre-Production: Collaboration with the Writer, Cast, and Crew

    44:45 - Pre-Production: Creating the Visual Language of the Story

    01:01 - Location Scouting

    01:17 - Creating Anxiety with Camerawork

    01:20 - Live Reading of Homeland Sequence

    01:37 - Breakdown of Shot Lists and Storyboards from Homeland

    01:45 - Clip: Commentary on Scene From Homeland

    02:13 - Live Reading of Mad Men Sequence

    02:28 - Clip: Commentary on Scene From Mad Men

    02:33 - Q&A

Lesli Linka Glatter is a director of film, network, and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli’s TV work includes HOMELAND, THE NEWSROOM, THE WALKING DEAD, JUSTIFIED, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, TRUE BLOOD, MAD MEN, THE LEFTOVERS, THE GOOD WIFE, THE WEST WING, NYPD BLUE, ER, FREAKS AND GEEKS AND TWIN PEAKS. Lesli has also directed numerous pilots including GILMORE GIRLS, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and SIX. Her films include NOW AND THEN, THE PROPOSITION and for HBO, STATE OF EMERGENCY. more...

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