Cate Shortland's Visualising Story for Directors
A rare opportunity to study Directing with multiple AFI, IF & AWGIE Award winner Cate Shortland.
Visualising Story is a four day Director’s course on how to translate script to the screen.
It covers the principles of screen language and grammar including:
+ how to break down a script for deeper meaning
+ shooting styles
+ shot sizes
+ camera movement
It then builds to focus on how Directors incorporate these visual elements to create meaning and/or dramatic purpose. Cate will work with students on using their intuition, bringing out their personal style and vision. Collaboration will be discussed, and how important this is to the overall success of a project. The course concludes with a practical exercise in which groups of students develop, shoot and present a short film they have edited in camera.
Students will engage with Cate in:
+ Screenings and discussions
+ Independent study, some work will be given to complete ovenight.
+ Facilitation and mentorship of group processes
+ Developing, shooting and presenting a story as part of a team
Cate Shortland graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School where she received the Southern Star Award for most promising student. In 2004 she released her debut feature length film, Somersault, which was entered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. Cate is currently in post production on her follow up feature Lore, a WWII era German language film set for release later in 2012.
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|Mon 18 Jun 2012||9am - 5pm (UTC+10:00)||Teaching Room 6 - AFTRS Sydney|
|Tue 19 Jun 2012||9am - 5pm (UTC+10:00)||Teaching Room 6 - AFTRS Sydney|
|Wed 20 Jun 2012||9am - 5pm (UTC+10:00)||Teaching Room 6 - AFTRS Sydney|
|Thu 21 Jun 2012||9am - 5pm (UTC+10:00)||Teaching Room 6 - AFTRS Sydney|