Tue, Nov 28|
WOCF Members Registration: Finding Your Footing As An Indie Director
This class will touch on how to use camera angles and blocking to strategically reveal story elements and information about your characters. This is an introduction to the Virtual Indie Directors WS scheduled for January 27th.
Time & Location
Nov 28, 2023, 5:00 PM
About the Event
The first time you direct a project it can feel overwhelming. You desperately want to make a good movie but you're not sure how to visually tell your story. Maybe you do have some ideas of how you want to shoot your film but you're not sure if those ideas will give you the cinematic look you desire on your limited budget.
In this class, we will briefly touch on:
- How to use camera angles and blocking to strategically reveal story elements and information about your characters.
- How lighting can create mood and the tone of your film.
- The importance of taking your time with pre-production
- How to communicate with your crew to achieve your film goals.
- Working with an editor who understands your vision.
This class is an introduction to the Virtual Indie Director workshop that will start January 27th taught by WOCF Founder & President, Landi Maduro. If you have taken the class or this workshop before this is a great refresher on some of the techniques and skills Landi teaches.
Landi is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. She has directed and produced short films, features, music videos, small business commercials, business tutorials, and documentaries since launching her production company, Bluechild Entertainment, in 2012. Her award-winning documentary, The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer In The African American Community has screened twice for the Congressional Black Caucus and is in demand by healthcare professionals and scholars to educate on the health disparities African American men face dealing with prostate cancer.
Landi recently worked on the holiday film Love After, the faith-based film Driving Force, the female boxing franchise Lola 2 available on AMC/AllBlk network, and directed 6 episodes of an unscripted network show soon to be announced. Landi teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced filmmaking to students of all ages. She offers consulting and coaching to indie filmmakers. She is a mentor in the Women of Color Unite's #Startwith8 program, curated to assist WOC in obtaining tangible progress in their desired film careers. She is also the proud Founder & President of Women of Color Filmmakers; a 501c3 nonprofit organization that garners support, skill-building, and networking for female filmmakers as they pursue careers in film and television.