Saturday, November 16th from 10am to 4pm
Looking to up your directing game? IFP presents a directing workshop designed for filmmakers who have directing experience, but are looking to take their skills to the next level. Learn how to go beyond your first instincts, mine more more out of your material, and add new skills to your directors toolkit.
In this workshop, we’ll work through scenes with actual actors on a sound stage at Arizona Studios. Nathan will be covering:
– Prep and pre-production
– Directing the actors:
– Best practices:
-How to collaborate with the crew
-How to be more of a leader than just a decision maker
-How to shoot effectively with limited time (Oh shoot we
only have ten minutes!)
– Using the camera to tell the story:
-Use of lenses and angles
-Using visual language and the grammar of film
-Point of view and tone
Get your tickets here for just $35 for IFP Phoenix members and $50 for non-members. Membership dues must be paid and current for the member discount. Lunch will be provided!
Nathan Blackwell began his career like many of his counterparts a manic eleven year-old running around with a camera, making terrible movies. He’s since directed two low-budget feature films, four web series, nearly fifty shorts, and won forty awards for film making. In addition to his narrative work, Nathan also directs commercial and corporate video, for which he’s won six Phoenix ADDY awards. He was profiled by the New Times as one of Phoenix’s 100 Creatives, and his work has been featured on Ain’t It Cool News, LA Weekly, and MovieMaker Magazine.