Thinking Like A Film Director Workshop Outline

Workshop Outline

8:00 Coffee is served, registration.

8:30 Introductions. Presentation: Welcome to Filmmaking / Viewfinder : How You Look at Things

9:00 Activity: Your Film Today – What does that film look like?  Your Film from the Future –  Has does that film differ?

Presentation: The Filmmaking Process : IDEA – PLAN – ACTION – EDIT – SHOW

10:00 Activity Developing STATEMENTS from perspectives of owners, staff, suppliers and customers of what your organization is,    what it does, what it looks like, and why it matters. Statements are expanded with detailed DESCRIPTIONS.


11:00 Activity: Articulating your future scenes with STORYBOARDS. Develop a two minute narration SCRIPT for your scene.

1:00  Presentation: PITCHING & REVISING

1:20 Activity: Participants PITCH their scenes and present  their narration and storyboards. Optional if you’d rather not share your plans. Group gives FEEDBACK for each scene. Is it clear? Does it demonstrate areas of focus & mattering?

2:00 REWRTE Scenes into 2nd Draft Scripts.

3:00 Presentation: SCRIPT BREAKDOWNS – Untangling the vision into specifics.

BREAKDOWN – Activity: Identify scene elements required for People, Equipment & Tech, Facility Requirements. Other Resources, Detail each element and identify next action step or steps.

SCHEDULING – Prioritize tasks for each department. Create timeline with goals and tasks Call Sheet / Shooting Schedule Create Action plan for next 30, 60, 90 days.

4;30 Closing presentation and discussions.

5:00 Wine networking.