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Intro to Directing

Behind the scenes of 'FLESH DREAM' | Dir. Kane Gaundar | Photo: Robbie Walcott

Explore the role of a Director

‘What does a director do?’ This introductory, two-day course will focus on the responsibilities and workflow of the film and television director, from pre through to post production. Taught by experienced Industry practitioners you’ll get an insight into this key role, and what makes a great director.

Learn about the important role the Director takes in narrative storytelling and bringing the script to screen

Key relationships and working with the different production departments

Basic principles of blocking for camera, working with actors and character development

Is the Intro to Directing right for you?

This is an introductory course for anyone who wants to learn more about the responsibilities and workflow of the film and television director, from pre through to post production.


  • What’s involved in bringing a story to life: cause and effect, visual economy, and communicating through pictures
  • The key relationships for a Director, eg, writer, cinematographer, actors, editor
  • The key stages in pre-production and the role of director in post production

What you will need

This is an introductory course. No previous experience required.

This course is open to students aged 16 years and over (students under 18 must complete an Under 18 consent form).

Intro To Directing Offerings


08 Feb 2020 to 09 Feb 2020
Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

For more information call 1300 065 281, or register for future offerings.

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.

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