Directing

ABOUT DIRECTING MAJOR

Directing is about true leadership and creative communication, demanding passion for storytelling, conceptual skills and the ability to originate ideas. If you want to study directing, you need to have both independent and collaborative work ethic, the ability to manage and communicate with other creative and technical experts, & think on your feet to make assertive decisions focussed on audience expectations. Directors are often avid readers with interest in the country they live in and the ability to inspire and unify the cast and crew with their vision in order to produce a film that will engage the widest possible audience.

 

COMPETENCIES

YEAR 1

Introduction to directing for actors, rehearsals, and improvisation. Theory of film language and storytelling. 

YEAR 2

Intermediate concepts in film language. Blocking and on-set protocol, scriptinterpretation. 

YEAR 3

Advanced concepts in film language, using computer software to assist in direction, collaboration in rehearsals, and developing scenes through improvisation.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The theoretical inputs in Directing discipline result in:

YEAR 1

a 2-2’30” minute film production.

YEAR 2

four 5-5’30” minute productions.

YEAR 3

two productions, a 7-10 minute Experimental Film and a 12 minute Graduation Film. 

AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.

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