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A film director controls a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design and all the creative aspects of film making. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.

The film director gives direction to the cast and crew and creates an overall vision through which a film eventually becomes realized or noticed. Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the budget.

There are many pathways to becoming a film director. Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, producers, film editors or actors. Other film directors have attended a film school. Directors use different approaches. Some outline a general plotline and let the actors improvise dialogue, while others control every aspect and demand that the actors and crew follow instructions precisely. Some directors also write their own screenplays or collaborate on screenplays with long-standing writing partners. Some directors edit or appear in their films or compose the music score for their films.

If there is anything this pandemic has taught us, it is to have the skills to be ‘independent’. To be able to learn and earn even when employment opportunities are not accessible. With this concern in mind, we will be creating Career Paths to help YOU acquire skills to become employment independent.

So if you want to pursue your profession as a FILM DIRECTOR, here is our recommendation of where you should begin.

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