Mentor Workshop: Directing 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Valerio Antonio MENDOZA GUILLÉN, Priit POHJALA
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Mentor Workshop: Directing 1 will cover the core and essential directing skills that will be key for the further projects and exercises they will face as part of their program as well as develop the directors artistic voice on-set. A series of exercises will enable the students to progressively think more and more as visual storytellers.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The students will be given practical exercises in which they need to develop a small narrative dramatic situation, plan it and then shoot it under the guidance of the mentors.
Each student will direct their own exercise with the collaboration of every other student, who will take part as DoP’s, actors etc.
Each exercise will last 2 weeks from conception to conclusion and will focus on a crucial element of cinematic storytelling.
Exercise 1: 1 Minute 1 TakeScene.
Exercise 2: Three shots, three acts.
Exercise 3 - Advanced Chase
Exercise 4 - Advanced Table.
Exercise 5 - Reverse-Storybaording existing scene
Exercise 6 - Advanced dialog
Recommended or required reading
Assessment methods and criteria
Participation in the workshop and fulfilling the practical exercises.
Taking part in the exercises in different roles (DoP, Actors etc.).
Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:
Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Academy Preparation Program - Directing (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)