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Introduction to Film Direction

A course by César Pesquera , Director and Visual Artist

Director and Visual Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2016

Learn how to translate your vision into audiovisuals for the big screen and direct your own scenes

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100% positive reviews (184)
6409 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Learn how to translate your vision into audiovisuals for the big screen and direct your own scenes

    Film direction combines the musical, the visual, and the narrative. Director César Pesquera starts the process with a written text which he then translates into images. To do this, he considers the narrative, the actors' interpretation, the shots, the sound and music, as well as the color palette.

    In this course, step into the world of directing and learn how to bring a movie to life step by step, from how to approach the script for a scene, assemble a team, and plan a shoot, to translating your ideas into a visual language. Lights, camera, action!

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    What will you learn in this online course?

    21 lessons & 58 downloads

    • 100% positive reviews (184)
    • 6409 students
    • 21 lessons (4h 34m)
    • 58 additional resources (14 files)
    • Online and at your own pace
    • Available on the app
    • Audio: Spanish
    • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
    • Level: Beginner
    • Unlimited access forever

    What is this course's project?

    Learn what it is to be a film director; tackle a scene script, put together a team, plan a shoot, and translate your ideas into images.

    Projects by course students

    Who is this online course for?

    Anyone wanting to tell stories on the big screen.

    Requirements and materials

    All you need to take this course is a camera or smartphone and the editing software of your choice.


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    184 Reviews
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    César Pesquera

    A course by César Pesquera

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    Director and Visual Artist

    César Pesquera lives to tell exciting stories with a solid conceptual framework and room for visual experimentation. As a visual artist and director, he currently dedicates himself to filmmaking, directing music videos, developing advertising campaigns, and writing.

    In his most recent personal projects Tramuntana and Santa Ana, he explores the crossover between visual experimentation and documentary. Both pieces were selected at festivals such as Cíclope, SXSW, Sitges, Cannes, Slamdance, and BFI London Film Festival, among others. In addition, his work has been recognized with several Laus awards, a Gold at ADC*E, and second prize at YDA Cannes. In 2018, Santa Ana received an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary at Salute Your Shorts festival in Los Angeles.


    Content

    • U1

      Introduction

      • Presentation
      • Influences
    • U2

      A Director's Job: Having a Vision

      • Cinematographic syntax: a director's abc
      • The script: the germ of your film 1
      • The script: the germ of your film 2
      • Influences and references: visualize learning from others 1
      • Influences and references: visualize learning from others 2
      • Treatment: the cornerstone of your vision
    • U3

      From vision to the real world

      • Production gets underway
      • The storyboard: your vision translated into film language 1
      • The storyboard: your vision translated into cinematographic language 2
      • The pre-production dossier: your vision lowered into the real world
      • To learn more: Script reading and rehearsal with actors 1
      • To learn more: Script reading and rehearsal with actors 2
    • U4

      Action!

      • The shooting plan
      • We got to the set: tips, experiences and materials
      • The shoot: directing the crew and actors 1
      • Filming: Managing the Crew and Actors 2
    • U5

      The vision comes true

      • How to structure your post production 1
      • How to structure your post production 2
      • Your vision before you
    • FP

      Final project

      • Introduction to film directing

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    Introduction to Film Direction. Photography, and Video course by César Pesquera Best seller

    Introduction to Film Direction

    A course by César Pesquera
    Director and Visual Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
    Joined February 2016
    • 100% positive reviews (184)
    • 6409 students