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.A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making and/or the production of a film.^ A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a film.
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^ Film Directing and being a Film Director .

^ Aspiring film directors prove themselves by directing stage productions, ...
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[1] .Many people also consider film producers, cinematographers, film editors, and special effects experts to be filmmakers[2].^ Many people also consider film producers, ...
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^ Many people also consider film producers , cinematographers , film editors , and special effects experts to be filmmakers .
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^ Aug 8 - Aug 14 Michael Pressman Oct 24 - Oct 30 For many filmmakers producing the successful blockbuster film is the ultimate goal.
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.A film director is a person who visualizes the screenplay, controlling a film's artistic and dramatic aspects, while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of his or her vision.^ A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a film.
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^ Editors are technical experts who help Directors realize their artistic vision.
  • Career as a Film Director | Career Options and Job Duties 31 January 2010 12:46 UTC education-portal.com [Source type: General]

^ Realizing the overall artistic vision of the film.
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.In some cases, film directors do not have absolute creative control.^ However, film directors do not in all countries have absolute artistic control.
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^ The director controls the artistic and dramatic aspects of the film while guiding his/her technical crew and actors to carry through his imaginative work.
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^ Dictionary Definition Generally, a film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualizes the script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision.
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.The director can also be selected by the producer.^ The director can also be selected by the producer.
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^ The director is usually selected by the producer.
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^ Selected for the Brussels Film Festival of Science fiction and Horror THE NIGHT OF THE HUNGRY GHOST 1999/2001 Co-Producer with Harry Wong: Harry Wong Director.
  • David Blyth - Film Director 31 January 2010 12:46 UTC www.davidblyth.com [Source type: General]

.The producer in this case very likely has veto power over everything from the script itself to the final editing of the film, often in anything from slight to extreme opposition to the director's vision.^ The director often, but not always, has artistic control over everything from the script itself to the final cut of the film.
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^ Directors will often take on some of the responsibilities of the producer for their films (e.g.
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^ The producer can in this case have veto power over everything from the script itself to the final cut of the film, often in anywhere from slight to extreme opposition to the director's vision.
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.When directing individual episodes for a television show, a director's responsibilities are somewhat diminished, since the visual look and emotional impression of the TV series has already been established, usually by the person billed as the show's creator, executive producer, or producer.^ The director is usually hired by and answerable to the producer.

^ Joe wrote, executive produced, and directed.
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^ Joe wrote, executive-produced and directed.
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.Those directors who choose or are chosen to work in TV traditionally have had to accept that they will not be as lauded, or as well-paid, as their big-screen counterparts.^ Those directors who choose or are chosen to work in TV traditionally have had to accept that they will not be as lauded, or as well-paid, as their big-screen counterparts.
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^ Directors often work closely with film producers , who are usually responsible for the non-artistic elements of the film, such as financing, contract negotiation and marketing.
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^ Only a couple said Jia was trying to earn publicity, but they were immediately criticized by others, defending Jia as a talented director who had always been low-key.
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Responsibilities

.Film directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film.^ A director is responsible for overseeing every creative aspect of a film, from start to finish.
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^ The director is more responsible for the creative aspects.

^ Directors often work closely with film producers , who are usually responsible for the non-artistic elements of the film, such as financing, contract negotiation and marketing.
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.They often develop the vision for a film and carry the vision out, deciding how the film should look.^ They carry out their vision to their crew and decides how the film should look like.
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^ Representing a diverse cross-section of the community, the Board not only provides guidance to the staff as they carry out the mission of the DFS but also represents the organization to the public at large.
  • Board of Directors | Denver Film Society at the Starz FilmCenter 31 January 2010 12:46 UTC www.denverfilm.org [Source type: General]

^ The key person in the making of a film is often the director, the individual who visualizes the script and guides the production crew and actors to carry out that vision.
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.They also direct what tone it should have and what an audience should gain from the cinematic experience.^ They play a significant role in making a movie because they are the ones who directs the movies and decides on how the film should look like.
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^ Neither party gave a reason Monday for the split other than to say they had different opinions on the directions the next festival should be moving.
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Directing a film is a kind of storytelling. .Film directors are responsible for approving camera angles, lens effects, lighting, and set design, and will often take part in hiring key crew members.^ Film directors take overall responsibility for the look, sound and style of a film.
  • Film director: Job description and activities | Prospects.ac.uk 31 January 2010 12:46 UTC www.prospects.ac.uk [Source type: News]

^ He will be responsible for approving each and every camera angle, lens effect, the lighting, and set design.
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^ What camera angles did the director use?
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.They coordinate the actors' moves and also may be involved in the writing, financing, and editing of a film.^ Directors may or may not be involved in the editing.

^ They literally direct the movements of the actors, the choices of the shots, the rewrites of the script and the final edits.

^ From fashioning budgets to writing scripts and from pitching in network offices to editing his own films, Auerbach is a creative dynamo that can meet any production challenge.

.The director works closely with the cast and crew to shape the film and may often take suggestions on pertinent issues.^ Close What do film directors bring to opera?
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^ Directors will often take on some of the responsibilities of the producer for their films (e.g.
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^ You may have what it takes to be a film director!

.Some like to conduct rigorous rehearsals in preproduction while others do so before each scene.^ Some like Gus Van Sant and Spike Lee prefer a great deal of improvisation, while others like George Lucas are completely hands-on with their instructions.
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^ Included with the film is the behind-the-scenes featurette "The Other Side Of Darkness", with never before seen footage of the cast and crew on set as well as interviews with the filmmakers.
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^ We rehearse for something like two and a half months with the actors before we start working, and we explore a whole number of different, concrete things.

.In either case this process is essential as it tells the director as well as other key members of the crew (Director of Photography, stunt choreographer, hair stylist, etc.^ For example, the director may describe the mood he or she wants from a scene, then leave it to other members of the film crew to find a suitable location, or to set up the appropriate lighting.
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^ Only a couple said Jia was trying to earn publicity, but they were immediately criticized by others, defending Jia as a talented director who had always been low-key.
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^ For example, the director may describe the mood she or he wants from a scene, then leave it to other members of the film crew to find a suitable location, or to set up the appropriate lighting.
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), how the actors are going to play the scene, which enables them to make any necessary adjustments. .Directors often use storyboards to illustrate sequences and concepts, and a director's viewfinder to set up camera angles.^ What camera angles did the director use?
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^ Film directors are often the least active people on film sets and the extreme stress of their already-challenging lifestyle plays a key role in their increased mortality rate.
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^ Some directors move on to training, production or management posts within their organisation, while others set up their own independent film production companies.
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.The director also plays a key role in post-production.^ Film directors are often the least active people on film sets and the extreme stress of their already-challenging lifestyle plays a key role in their increased mortality rate.
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^ Some directors move on to training, production or management posts within their organisation, while others set up their own independent film production companies.
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^ The key person in the making of a film is often the director, the individual who visualizes the script and guides the production crew and actors to carry out that vision.
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.He/she works with the editor to ensure that the emotions of the scene and the close ups, mid shots and wide or long shots appropriately reflect which character is driving the narrative.^ How are they being framed - close up, mid-shot, long shot?

^ I love to work closely with actors ever seeking to create truly memorable characters with emotional arcs that will take the audience on an unforgettable filmic journey.
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^ The film Editor who will work with the director to assemble the scene "takes" into a finished movie.

.The director also advises on the (colour) grading of the final images, adding warmth or frigidity to the composition of the shots to reflect the emotional subtext of the character or environment.^ A director sees beyond the words on the page to a moving picture with specific shots, lighting, mood, nuance and emotion -- all visually created for the screen.
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^ Altman, Robert: b1925 Director of M*A*S*H, and the acclaimed McCabe and Mrs Miller, Robert Altman's films emphasise character and environment over plot.
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^ Therefore, interpersonal distance should be considered a key factor by the director while carrying out the initial planning and shot composition development of each storyboard in a film screenplay.
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.They also participate in the sound mix and musical composition of the film.^ The Sound of Music Iranian cinema: Film music .

^ In small budget productions, they may write and produce the film as well as direct it, and work with a crew of two people: a camera operator and a sound engineer.
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^ They devour film, looking at the way their peers chose to present the script - their shot choice, transitions, music and form.
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Methods of film directing

Ingmar Bergman through lighting conditions, apparently examines an x-ray film, during work on Wild Strawberries.
The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, while filming a costume drama on location in London.
.Directors have different methods of filming.^ Directors have different methods of filming.
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^ Discovering different directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, with dynamic cinematic style, unconsciously assimilating the language of film.
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^ And as one of the directors at halide pictures, I believe in doing films and projects that will make a difference in the industry, and to provide content that is visually engaging.
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Some styles include:
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  • Compose a music score for their films.^ Alfred Hitchcock , Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen , for example, each leave their distinctive mark on every film they make.
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    ^ Parks is not only the producer and director, but he wrote the screenplay from his own novel and is composing the musical score as well.
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    ^ You know, I made a film called Kansas City , and [applause] and there was a great jazz score, and musicians working with me.
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    Notable examples include Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, Clint Eastwood, John Carpenter, Alejandro Amenábar, Satyajit Ray and Robert Rodriguez.
.Directors work closely with film producers, who are responsible for both artistic and non-artistic elements of the film, such as, script approval, financing, casting notes, contract negotiation and marketing.^ Directors often work closely with film producers , who are usually responsible for the non-artistic elements of the film, such as financing, contract negotiation and marketing.
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^ Film 101: Producer vs. Director .
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^ A lot of directors are also film producers.

.Some directors will take on some of the responsibilities of the producer for their films.^ Film 101: Producer vs. Director .
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^ A lot of directors are also film producers.

^ Women film directors and producers.
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.Directors like Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin or Stanley Kubrick are famously known for writing, directing and producing their films while the early silent film director Alice Guy Blaché not only produced her own pictures, but actually created her own highly successful studio.^ Film Directing and being a Film Director .

^ It was a sweet French film in which he had a cameo as a visiting well-known director.
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^ Film 101: Producer vs. Director .
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Professional organizations

.In the United States, directors usually belong to the Directors Guild of America.^ In the United States, directors usually belong to the Directors Guild of America .
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^ The Directors Guild of America is highly competitive and requires that applicants have at least an associate's degree and pass certain exams.
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^ The Director's Guild of America is the official union of American film directors.

.The Canadian equivalent is the Directors Guild of Canada.^ Directors' Guild of Canada website: www.dgc.ca .
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^ I have been a guest directing instructor at the Vancouver Film School, the Directors Guild of Canada, Victoria Motion Picture School and Capilano College.
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^ Director's Guild of Canada .
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.In the UK, directors usually belong to Directors Guild of Great Britain.^ DGGB: Directors Guild of Great Britain: directing film and theatre .
  • DGGB: Directors Guild of Great Britain: directing film and theatre | courses | media training | TV 31 January 2010 12:46 UTC www.dggb.org [Source type: General]

^ This is a great honour for the Guild and a significant opportunity to promote and celebrate the craft of the director.
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^ Many stage directors belong to the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC), and most film and television directors belong to the Directors Guild of America.
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.A new director might earn as little as $20,000 a year, while the most successful can earn over $500,000 or even millions per film in some cases.^ NEWS ABOUT: film director .
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^ The freshest, cheekiest, most engaging film from New Zealand in years."
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^ He's even releasing a new film this year called Getting Out.
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See also

Bibliography

  • Spencer Moon: Reel Black Talk: A Sourcebook of 50 American Filmmakers, Greenwoood Press 1997
  • The St. James Women Filmmakers Encyclopedia: Women on the Other Side of the Camera, Visible Ink Press, 1999
  • International dictionary of films and filmmakers, ed. by Tom Pendergast, 4 volumes, Detroit [etc.]: St. James Press, 4th edition 2000, vol. .2: Directors
  • Contemporary North American Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide (Wallflower Critical Guides to Contemporary Directors), ed.^ Oliver Stone is one of the only true visionaries left in the contemporary cinema, a director known for his powerful and often controversial films.
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    ^ Tandan’s work as co-director of the film was recognized by the New York Film Critics Online Awards (NYFCCO Awards), which awarded “Best Director” to “Danny Boyle with Loveleen Tandan”.
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    ^ Cross-Cultural Film Guide Films from Africa, Asia and Latin America at the American University.

    by Yoram Allon Del Cullen and Hannah Patterson, Second Edition, Columbia Univ Press 2002
  • Alexander Jacoby, Donald Richie: A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors: From the Silent Era to the Present Day, Stone Bridge Press, 2008, ISBN 1933330538
  • Rebecca Hillauer: Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmmakers, American University in Cairo Press, 2005, ISBN 9774249437
  • Roy Armes: Dictionary of African Filmmakers, Indiana University Press, 2008, ISBN 0253351162
  • Philippe Rege: Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Scarecrow Press, 2009

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