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Film Directing Fundamentals Part One… Map the DNA of your screenplay so you can bend with the winds of production problems and NEVER snap

Last week I directed an extraordinarily ambitious short drama for a charity. You will hear more about it in the Winter as it’s a Christmas family film. Stupidly, on this project we broke all the long established and sensible rules. It had kids. Lots of kids. It had a story spanning five decades. It had […]

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Top tips for directing when you’re the only beginner on set by Kat Wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwAKF1rYd-o Earlier this year I directed my first short film. I had always thought that making my first film would be similar to most other people’s first short film experience – it’d be small scale, probably filmed in or around my own house with just a few people to help out. More like a ‘practice […]

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The Force Was With Me!

This weekend I had a great directing job – STAR WARS! Yes, I know! Actually it was at the Star Wars show, but we got to shoot little movies with people in costume and on set, who on minutes earlier, were in the crowd of onlookers. It was more theatre than movie, for sure, but […]

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