This week we’re pleased to bring you details of the last few sessions at the Directors’ Festival, taking place at Altitude London on Saturday 16 July.
Joining keynote speakers Gurinder Chadha, Stephen Frears and Mandie Fletcher, a screening of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, sessions on How Not to Pitch, Directing Animated Features and Virtual Camera, appearances from Caz Stuart, Lucy Leveugle, Diene Petterle, Derren Lawford, Rebecca Manley and Mark Waring, will be the following new sessions:
A good relationship with your presenter is crucial to getting your next job. How do you make sure you’re getting the best out of your presenter and keeping them happy, whether in the studio or on location? How do you direct effectively from the gallery? Steve Smith and Liz Clare share their experiences and tips for directing presenters. And Film... presenter Danny Leigh will also be joining us to talk about the process from the other side of the lens.
The Wonderful World of Commercials
How do you tell a story that will sell a product in 30 seconds? This extreme short form scenario is the challenge for every commercials director, whether it’s about cars or cat food. Charlie Targett-Adams will talk to director Kim Gehrig and 1stAveMachine managing director/executive producer Isabella Parish about the campaigns they’ve worked on, how they work with clients and creative agencies, and the scope for creativity that exists in this medium.
What can you do to get the best from colourists, post-production supervisors and music supervisors? Experts in each of these fields - including Marian Briozzo, Pete Lawton and Dado Valentic - will have 10 minutes to tell you about their working process, and explain how you can optimise their time and the money that’s spent on your work during post-production. Moderated by Cath le Couteur.
The Directors’ Festival is FREE for all Directors UK members. There will also be food and drink served throughout the day and plenty of time to socialise with your fellow directors.
Don’t miss out!
FREE TRAVEL OFFER - APPLY BY FRIDAY 1 JULY: We’re also providing free travel for members living outside London and the South East. To take advantage of this offer please contact us at [email protected] with your preferred train times.
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