Jackie Clark – My top ten directing moments
1 September, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
This session will introduce you to favourite scenes from ten of my favourite films. Each scene appeals to me because of specific directorial choices. Each scene will be viewed as a video clip on YouTube. The session is not about me, it’s about the directors of these successful movies and why they made these directorial choices. The chosen scenes include ways to introduce characters, how to evoke an emotional response, a genre created through production design, how to set the scene using music and use of a long take.
Analysing different aspects of successful films will aid members in making their own directorial choices, and developing their personal ‘voice’. A good way to learn technique is by watching others, and this session has some of the best; Steven Spielberg, Luc Besson, Frances Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, Alfonso Cuarón & others.