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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 course delivered completely online will focus on the responsibilities and workflow of the film and television director, from pre-production through to post-production. Taught by highly experienced Industry practitioners you’ll get an insight into this key role, and what makes a great director.

This course is delivered by Zoom Video in six evening sessions over three weeks.

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

Find out about 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. No previous experience required, but some understanding of filmmaking terminology and procedures would be assumed.

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


For a more in-depth online directing course look at our The Director’s Journey online course or the on-campus Directing Intensive course.

Meet Your Tutors

Amin Palangi

Amin Palangi is an award-winning filmmaker, known for his intimate and captivating portrait of people in extreme circumstances. His debut…

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What you will need

This course is delivered live 100% online via Zoom Video.

You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a camera, sound and good internet connection, and a quiet place to participate. Headphones are recommended.

Once enrolled we will send you further instructions and a link to the Zoom sessions.

Register your interest to stay up-to-date on future offerings, application or enrolment dates, and more information on this course.

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.

For more information email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.