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Course curriculum

  • 1

    THE INDIE DIRECTOR'S MASTERCLASS

    • OUR PROMISE TO YOU!

    • WELCOME TO DIRECTING

    • WHAT DOES A DIRECTOR DO?

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HOW TO BE A MASTER COLLABORATOR

    • WHAT ARE YOU A MASTER OF?

    • TEACHER CHECK IN!

    • CREATE YOUR INSPIRATION COCKTAIL

    • YOU ARE ALLOWED TO WANT TO GIVE UP, JUST DON'T

    • WHERE DID THE SCRIPT COME FROM?

    • BONUS! HOW TO FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SCRIPT

    • YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED (TO YOUR STORY)

    • TRUST YOUR OTHER CREATIVES

    • ASSEMBLING YOUR AVENGERS

    • UNDERSTAND AND TRUST

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    • SHOW YOUR BRAIN

    • WHAT DO YOU CAPTURE?

    • BEING THE ON SET EDITOR

    • ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR SET

    • DO PRETTY IMAGES = STORY?

    • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

    • KNOW THE LANGUAGE OF EACH DEPARTMENT

    • A NEW ROOM TO COLLABORATE IN: POST PRODUCTION

    • THINK LONG TERM

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    • ON SET ETIQUETTE

    • ON SET ETIQUETTE: RUNNING THE SHOOT DAY

    • ON SET ETIQUETTE: BLOCK, LIGHT, SHOOT

    • ON SET ETIQUETTE: WORDS YOU WILL HEAR ON SET

    • DIRECTOR TIPS - ACTOR HACKS

    • TEACHER CHECK IN!

    • DIRECTOR TIPS - BEING REALISTIC

    • THE DIRECTOR & THE DP: THE RELATIONSHIP

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY INTRO

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - WHAT DOES A CINEMATOGRAPHER ACTUALLY DO?

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - SAME WAVELENGTHS

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    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - WORKING WITH THE DIRECTOR

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - BE CALM, COMMUNICATE

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - HOW TO PROPERLY EXPOSE AN IMAGE

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - FRAME RATE

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - SHUTTER SPEED

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - LEARNING ISO

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - UNDERSTANDING APERTURE

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - WHITE BALANCING

    • TEACHER CHECK IN!

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - PICKING AN ASPECT RATIO

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - UNDERSTANDING FOCAL LENGTHS

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - RULES OF FRAMING

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - TYPES OF MOVEMENT

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - WHY ARE WE MOVING THE CAMERA?

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - FINDING AN IDENTITY FOR THE CAMERA

    • CINEMATOGRAPHY - SIZING THE SHOT

    • TEACHER CHECK IN!

    • BONUS LESSON! WHY GO TO A FILM FESTIVAL?

    • BONUS LESSON! HOW TO SELF DISTRIBUTE

    • BONUS LESSON! HOW TO CREATE A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT

    • BONUS LESSON! HOW TO LEAD A TEAM TO SUCCESS

    • EXPERIMENT, GET EXCITED, TRY NEW THINGS!

    • DIR.QZ.1 - DIRECTING QUIZ

    • CONGRATULATIONS! NOW WHAT?

    • TEACHER CHECK IN: FINAL CHAT

    • SHORT FILMS TO DOWNLOAD

  • 2

    THE MAKING OF FREELANCER - BONUS

    • WELCOME TO THE MAKING OF: FREELANCER

    • DIRECTOR/EDITOR COMMENTARY - 1h FEATURE

    • BTS - B-ROLL GOODNESS

    • BTS - B-ROLL GOODNESS

    • DOWNLOADABLE GOODIES

    • FILMMAKING START TO FINISH

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