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Directing Intensive

Behind the scenes of 'Suburban Wildlife' | Dir. Imogen McCluskey | Photo: Chelsea Thistlewaite

Develop your craft as a Director in storytelling, script analysis and working with actors in this five day intensive taught by an experienced industry director. You’ll develop skills in casting, rehearsal techniques, breaking down a script and scene blocking. This course will focus on TV Drama, but the skills you’ll learn are relevant to all screen content.

Gain a deeper understanding of the role of Director and what is required of a director in pre-production, production and post-production

How to communicate your ideas to professional actors in a clear and practical way and understanding of the possibilities of the rehearsal process

Developing your directorial voice and how to communicate it effectively

Is the Directing Intensive right for you?

If you need to develop your craft skills as a Director, this course will be valuable. It is NOT suitable for someone who has no filmmaking experience. Ideally you would have directed a short film, web series, TVC or Similar and wish to expand your skills in the areas of working with actors and script analysis.

If you have not studied directing previously, it may be useful to consider the Intro to Directing course first.

Meet Your Tutors

Lucy Gaffy

Lucy Gaffy is an award-winning filmmaker and Masters graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). She has…

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What you will need

This is an intensive 5 day course, where you will be expected to actively participate in practical exercises with your classmates. You should have filmmaking experience – including on-set experience – and preferably some directing experience as mentioned above.

To find out about future offerings of this course, register your interest. For more information email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION : AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.