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A Director’s conception from prep through post. Create shoot and edit a film step by step.


The course offers directors a series of practical strategies on how to communicate with cast and crew in order to execute their vision and get the best results. Learn how to navigate every step of the filmmaking process, from script to the screen.


Each week addresses a moment in the director’s landscape: development, pre-production, principal photography and post production.


You will create, shoot and edit a scene, moving the project forward week by week: Pitching Requirements (directors bio, log line, mood board, cast & crew list), Pre-production (shot list, storyboard, look book, locations, music), Production/rough cut, Post-Production (picture and sound edited, Mixed; Color Graded; Production Stills.) 


Topics of study include script development, fundraising, casting, storyboarding, scheduling, budgeting, communicating with cast and crew, tips on shooting and etiquette for the editing room, music and sound studio, as well as other valuable tools for directors.


The highlight of each week is a 1-hour class taught LIVE, where you can interact directly with the instructor and other classmates. You can also access recorded files of the classes and supporting materials at any time during the course. After each class, the students work on assignments and practical exercises, and receive feedback from the instructor. At the end of the course, you will have developed your own project.  





*Image above: Director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan with Emmy nominee Cinematographer John Inwood and Producer Jonathan Shoemaker. Credit: JoJo Whilden. Courtesy of Saving Face Films LLC


  • Online LIVE class meets on Wednesdays

    6 PM U.S. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

    9 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) 


    *If you miss the real-time, LIVE class, you can access the recorded version of the class, as well as supporting materials, any time during the course. 


    Class size limited to 20 students. 

    Instructor's location: New York City, NY.

    Language: English. 


    Certificate issued by IAFA upon completion of the course.