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  Filmmakers.com: The Film Director
Judging from the comments of most professional directors, there is very little agreement as to what exactly their function is. There are some directors who say that they must concentrate primarily on the structures of the script.
The director, whether he explicitly controls all the subordinate work in a film or merely creates a certain context through his very presence, is the only participant in a film's creation whose moment of self-expression is wide enough and, thus, whose artistic vision may come to characterize the film as a whole.
When it is said that the director approaches a film with a sense of the whole in mind, obviously it is not meant that he has a complete knowledge of the finished product in all its parts.
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  Film director - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London.
A film director orchestrates the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film, based on a screenplay.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film_director   (702 words)

  
 Theatre direction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production.
The director, as a position in and of itself, is a relatively new innovation in the history of theatre, with the first examples appearing in the late 1800s and widespread popularity only being achieved in the early part of the 20th century.
Many contemporary directors use a creative amalgam of styles, depending on the genre of the theatrical work, the nature of the project and the type of cast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theatre_director   (554 words)

  
 Learn more about Film director in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many directors are essentially subordinate to the studio, especially true during the "Golden Era" of Hollywood from the 1930s through the 1950s, when studios had stables of directors, actors and writers under contract.
Some directors also write their own scripts (such as Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino), while others collaborate on screenplays with long-standing writing partners (such as Billy Wilder and his writing partner I.A.L. Diamond.) Finally, certain directors star, often in leading roles, in their films, from Orson Welles to Woody Allen to Barbra Streisand.
The official film directors' union is the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /f/fi/film_director.html   (499 words)

  
 Director (film) - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A director orchestrates the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film.
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.
Some directors also write their own scripts (such as Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino), while others collaborate on screenplays with long-standing writing partners (such as Billy Wilder and his writing partner I.A.L. Diamond.) Finally, certain directors star, often in leading roles, in their films, from Orson Welles to Woody Allen to Mel Brooks.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /film_director.htm   (557 words)

  
 FILMMAKING.COM: The Filmmaking Portal - All about filmmaking, moviemaking, digital filmmaking, instruction and more!
While most independent directors decide on and approve the edit of their film, studio directors are often at the mercy of studio executives or producers when deciding on the final cut.
A director should also be able to communicate well with people and perhaps most importantly be able to see both the small details of the project as well as maintaining an overview of the bigger picture.
In theory the director should already have largely pieced the pieces of the puzzle together in his head before the film starts and then oversee that the pieces are correctly aligned during the making of the project.
www.filmmaking.com /howtodirect.html   (1658 words)

  
 FreeFilmSchool.Org: Film Preproduction - Director's job
This is where the director can go beyond the script as a blueprint for a movie and dig deep to clarify the premise, find all the hidden meanings, the psychological drives, the common themes, the passion, the sights, sounds and smells and formulate a powerful and memorable vision.
The director is responsible for preparing the actors to do their job by sharing his vision of the movie in the rehearsals.
The Director's Guild of America is the official union of American film directors.
www.freefilmschool.org /ffs/02prepare/2-2-200.shtml   (2543 words)

  
 Film   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the film is stopped, the camera shutter, which is geared to the film-transport mechanism, is opened for approximately 1/35 second and a single picture, or frame, is photographed on the film.
The projector uses a shutter to block the light while the film is being transported to the next frame, a mechanism to transport the film, and a lens to focus the image on a screen, the size of which is limited by the capabilities of the lens and the amount of available light.
When such a film is projected, the actual time of growth is diminished several thousandfold, and in the projected picture the plant apparently springs from the earth and unfolds its leaves in a matter of seconds.
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 Director - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film director, the person responsible for orchestrating the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film
Director may also be the title of a mid-level manager in a business organization.
Osama bin Laden, one of whose nicknames is "The Director"
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Director   (120 words)

  
 Film Director
In most cases, directors work on films far longer than any actor, technician or editor, from the first day of brainstorming to the final release; it is no wonder that directing is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining.
A director guides actors to a greater understanding of their characters’ motivations and encourages them to perform at a high level, sometimes by gently cajoling; sometimes by yelling.
Film school students must complete their own short films by graduation; you should be prepared to work under difficult conditions, share space, and convince actors to work for little or no money.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=65   (476 words)

  
 Film director - Film-Flam
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.
It is the director's sense of drama, along with the creative visualization of the script, that transforms a screenplay into a motion picture.
Directors work closely with film producers, who are usually responsible for the non-artistic elements of the film, such as financing, contract negotiation and marketing.
www.film-flam.com /wiki/index.php?title=Film_director   (527 words)

  
 MAGAZINE | CRAFT| Singularity of Vision: The Origin of the One Director to a Film Policy | VOL 29-1: May 2004
Director Elliot Silverstein, chair of the 1978 Creative Rights Negotiating Committee, recalled that "Our concern was that the use of more than one director (and if two why not three or four, etc.?) would lead to the producer becoming an über director and the director(s) becoming messengers.
Over the last few decades, the single director to a film rule has protected directors from having the will of someone else, be it a producer, writer, actor or another, from imposing themselves on the director's role.
Though Joe and Anthony Russo had written their low-budget independent films together, it was the fact that they had directed both the non-Guild feature length film Pieces and the short The Kiss together, as well as interviews with the brothers, that resulted in the WDC granting them a waiver to co-direct Welcome to Collinwood.
dga.org /news/v29_1/craft_singularity_504.php3   (2360 words)

  
 Abbas Kiarostami
The film credits appear, and immediately, a pattern emerges: all of the characters are portrayed by themselves, and the story is based of events that actually transpired.
An unnamed, middle-aged film director (Farhad Kheradmand) stops at the tollbooth and inquires about the condition of the main road to Rudbar, having been turned back a day earlier at the intermediate town of Manjil due to the impassability of the route.
In Through the Olive Trees, it is the director (albeit played by an actor) who serves as the interviewer, from the school children watching behind the barricades, to the dialogue with Hossein attempting to understand Tahereh's silence, to the encounter with three generations of provincial women returning from their bath.
www.filmref.com /directors/dirpages/kiarostami.html   (1921 words)

  
 The Film Director
The director is usually hired by and answerable to the producer.
A first-time director might be given specific instructions on how the film is to be made, but an acclaimed Hollywood director is likely to be given full creative control.
Directors may or may not be involved in the editing.
www.mediacollege.com /employment/film/director.html   (390 words)

  
 Director, Television
The television director, who sits atop the chain of command of the crew during the actual filming or taping of the show, is responsible for the visualization of the TV program, selecting the different camera angles and compositions that will used.
Even in cases where the director is hired after a producer has initiated a project, and a script has already been commissioned, the director has great leeway to interpret the material in her or his own way.
The director of an American football game must be ready for the cut to the downfield camera before the quarterback throws the pass, for example, or the talk show director should anticipate an outburst of audience response.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/D/htmlD/directortel/directortel.htm   (1931 words)

  
 Actors, producers and directors
Many films are shot on location and may employ local professional and nonprofessional actors.
Employment of actors, producers, and directors is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014.
Others working in film- and theater-related occupations are makeup artists, theatrical and performance; fashion designers; set and exhibit designers; and writers and authors.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos093.htm   (3056 words)

  
 scottlord- Swedish Film and the Svenska Filminstitutet
To present, the films of Sweden continue to contribute to the making of film being a creating of a form for the presentation of the content belonging to new and arising literatures, literature in front of the camera that is transcribed into screen literature.
Charles Magnusson, filmed in 1908, which can be included as part of his short participation in what could have been a cinema of attraction before his having established the tradition of narrative and the tradition of an inscription of place through the use of exterior locations in Swedish cinema.
The assistant director of the film is Torbjorn Ehrnvall.
www.geocities.com /lord02141/scottlord.html   (3552 words)

  
 Moretti quits as film fest director - Boston.com
In a statement carried by Italian news agency ANSA, the actor and director noted that "an atmosphere of tension" had arisen after he was named director on Wednesday, as some of the festival's organizers strongly objected to the posting.
Moretti won top honors at the Cannes film festival in 2001 with his film "The Son's Room" -- the story of a psychoanalyst whose happy family life is shattered when his teenage son dies in a freak diving accident.
He is also known for his lighthearted films dealing with his own experiences, such as 1994's "Caro Diario," as well as his more politically charged works as a vocal supporter of leftist parties in Italy.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2006/12/29/moretti_quits_as_film_fest_director   (352 words)

  
 David Blyth - Film Director
Legendary film director Alejandro Jodorowsky was on the French festival jury that awarded Death Warmed Up - you can read what he had to say about David Blyth here.
David Blyth is part of the faculty of South Seas Film and TV School.
Director David Blyth takes us into the cyber-homes of a variety of men who show their extreme-sexually charged online behind-the-mask personas...
davidblyth.com   (0 words)

  
 Film Director
In film theory, it is sometimes used as a way to 'pick apart' a movie and write about it.
Mise-en-scene is a concept that was transposed from the theatre, where it meant that the director took into account everything that appeared on the stage; he took into account the effect of everything that appeared in the 'frame' of onstage space.
In film there are many scenes where the screen is empty of character and where that emptiness mobilises and moves the narrative.
afronord.tripod.com /film/director.html   (2091 words)

  
 Guest Director: Arturo Ripstein - San Diego Latino Film Festival Web site
Film director Arturo Ripstein with screenwriter Paz Alicia Garciadiego at the 2000 San Diego Latino Film Festival.
With this film by Buñuel, the very last shot of the film, and a few others, when I saw it I decided I wanted to be a director just like this guy.
It was one of the first films that I saw that was complicated, that you had to have a film culture, that you had to have a few references in order to grasp it fully.
www.sdlatinofilm.com /guests_drctr.html   (843 words)

  
 Imdb Glossary letter: D   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During filming, the director and some actors may view these dailies as an indication of how the filming and the actors' performances are progressing.
Typically, a director has complete artistic control over all aspects of the movie, but it is not uncommon for the director to be bound by agreements with either a producer or a studio.
The Director of Photography has a number of possible duties: selection of film stock, cameras, and lenses; designing and selecting lighting, directing the gaffer's placement of lighting; shot composition (in consultation with the director); film developing and film printing.
www.imdb.com /Glossary/D   (1434 words)

  
 Lord of the Recordings - The film director as DJ. By Adam Baer
Film music, as I hinted around Oscar time last year, is a fiddly art: While strong movie music should flavor and pace a film, it shouldn't divert you from the narrative.
When a director looks for a composer these days, it's usually to write incidental music to be played between the pre-released pop hits that form the real soundtrack of the film.
Directors who employ pre-composed soundtrack music would seem to think so: Not only are they willing to entrust their work to existing recordings, but they also borrow heavily on those recordings' resonance and meaning.
www.slate.com /?id=2063386   (910 words)

  
 Film director Information
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.
It is the director's sense of drama, along with the creative visualization of the script, that transforms a screenplay into a well-made motion picture.
Directors work closely with film producers, who are usually responsible for the non-artistic elements of the film, such as financing, contract negotiation and marketing.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Film_director   (548 words)

  
 Pirates of the Caribbean: Cruse of the Honest Director, In Film Australia
During a recent interview director Gore Verbinski revealed that he is currently shooting two Pirates of the Caribbean sequels back-to-back, with both scripts constantly in flux.
So the sacrifice is often made at script level: the film moves ahead before people are happy with the script (perhaps with the rationalisation that it can be fixed on the run).
However, usually the best a director can hope for is to paper over the plotholes and make something moderately entertaining out of their ramshackle first draft script.
www.infilm.com.au /features/curseofpirates2.htm   (1250 words)

  
 Director File ·· Chris Cunningham   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As for his future output, it will likely come in the form of short films, even though he has published only three short films since 2000.
Film is not Chris Cunningham's only working ground, though.
His films' overall effect derive from the concentration on subtleties, be it erasing snot bubbles from Beth Gibbons' nose, perfecting the look and design of Mean Machine, hyper-actively editing Come On My Selector, or placing Fi-Fi in a flourescent-lit room.
www.director-file.com /cunningham   (522 words)

  
 Dream Jobs | Film Director
Few film directors, including George, are in the business for the money.
A native Californian, George caught the film bug early, and by the time he was 18 he was interning for some of the major studios in Los Angeles.
From the moment a film goes into production it is the director's job to oversee all the technical, and creative details, while still holding firm to the story he or she wants to tell.
www.salary.com /careers/layouthtmls/crel_display_Cat10_Ser146_Par246.html   (741 words)

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