The director oversees all creative aspects of the production from beginning to end and works closely with everyone from the writer to the colorist to ensure a unified vision. In this course students will learn how to clearly convey their ideas and how to lead a film crew with confidence, how to cast and direct actors and encourage the best performances, learn to work under pressure and problem solve on the fly, how to create a shot list and how to pitch your concept to a producer. Other topics explored in this course are directing independent film vs. the studio picture, commercial, music video and documentary directing and the importance of good Assistant Directors. Techniques of great directors of the last century will be examined.