Short course


The emphasis on this course is on visually expressive directing which will be analysed and discussed with the aim to sharpen directors’ ability to make visual choices from a screenplay and fine tune their shot progression choices.

This course will leave participants with a strong grasp on how camera movement and the juxtaposition of images affects the way a viewer feels. 

The course will include, amongst other things:

  • An in depth exploration of a director’s visual obligations based on the source material, and how to identify and interpret key dramatic turning points.
  • A deep shot-by-shot analysis of visually expressive directors such as Scorsese, Kubrick, Lynne Ramsay, Hitchcock etc. 
  • Analysis of screenplays and how they were visually translated to film.
  • Constructive criticism and group discussion of participants’ own short films or directing exercises in terms of shot choices. 
  • Analysis of different common visual techniques across the genres of comedy, drama, thrillers and horror. 


Freelance Rate: £395

Corporate Rate: £795