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ACTION CUT FILMMAKING SEMINARS

THE ACTION/CUT FILMMAKING SEMINAR

The Directing Process SHOT-BY-SHOT and STEP-BY-STEP taught by INDUSTRY WORKING DIRECTOR/WRITER: Guy Magar

In just two days, you will gain first-hand career knowledge from a working director with an in-depth, audio-visual study of the skills, tools, and industry trade secrets to take any project from page to shooting the finished film.

Spring 2006: LOS ANGELES - LAS VEGAS - BOSTON - CHICAGO - NEW YORK - FT. LAUDERDALE

Action/Cut is the best film directing seminar on the planet! - IMAGINE NEWS


Better than 4 years of film school...and I went to NYU! - Brad Jacques, Director/Writer

GUY MAGAR'S ACTION/CUT FILMMAKING SEMINAR
The Real Deal... Learn the Directing Process the only intensive, practical way:

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  • VISUALIZING SCRIPTED SCENES 
  • PLANNING HOW TO SHOOT THEM 
  • VIEWING THE ACTUAL DAILIES 
  • SCREENING THE FINISHED FILM. 

This course is designed to provide you with a unique, SHOT-BY-SHOT look inside the Filmmaking Craft with a first-hand professional knowledge of the production process from A to Z regardless of your budget or work level.

Excellent seminar...like a magician opening the curtain into the filmmaking process! - MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE


Terrific...a great exposure to the world of directing...with emphasis on strengthening scripts by writing visually...filled practical advice that you won't find in film school! - CREATIVE SCREENWRITING


WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS SEMINAR:

  • Directors: Expand your own process with a unique opportunity to share in another Director's work; discover new approaches, prep/shoot & blocking skills.
  • Writers: Crucial for writers...learn visualization and enhance the sales success of your work by focusing your writing to be reflective of your visual story intentions.
  • Producers: Acquire first-hand knowledge of the Director's job to understand, facilitate, contribute, support, and enjoy the creative partnership to make your films.
  • Actors: Maximize your own craft by learning how a Director casts and works with talent; acquire the shorthand to deliver your best game every time at bat.
  • 2nd-Unit Directors/UPMs/ADs/DPs/Editors/Composers: Greatly expand your specialized skills & pro knowledge by learning the Directing Craft of visual storytelling.
  • Executives: What makes a good Director worth his weight in gold? Know the skills so you can better choose the right Directors to deliver your productions.
  • Students: A rare opportunity to apply your academic knowledge within a professional, practical analysis of filmmaking with a working industry Director.

Learned a great deal about telling an effective visual story...take this seminar before your next project! - FILMMAKERS ALLIANCE

The best, most intensive seminar that I have ever taken! - Maralyn Polak, Writer

WHAT THIS SEMINAR COVERS:

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  1. Getting Started: Language of Film - Director's Techniques Of Craft - Maximizing The Project.
  2. The Script: How A Director Reads A Script - Enhancing Subtext - Visualizing Beats - Transitions.
  3. The Actors: Casting Right - Working The "Instrument" - Blocking - Inspiring Great Performances.
  4. The Camera: Where To Put It - How To Use It - Lighting - Movement - Angles - Visual Styling.
  5. The Shoot: Showtime! Prepping - Locations - Scheduling - The DP As Your Partner In Crime - Working With Designers - Wardrobe - Art Department - Stunts - Effects - "It's All In The Details!"
  6. Post-Production: Editing or "Who The Hell Shot This Stuff?" - Sound - CGI - Magic Of Music.
  7. Business Of Directing: Director's Reel - Building A Career - Agents - Networking - Getting Work - Raising Financing - Distribution & Festivals - Features vs. TV - Enjoying The Process...Winning!

 

SPRING 2008 SCHEDULE
CHICAGO
March 7-9
Early Bird Discount by February 26
PHILADELPHIA
March 14-16
Early Bird Discount by March 4
LOS ANGELES
March 28-30
Early Discount by March 18
NEW YORK
April 4-6
Early Bird: March 25

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS: $295
EARLY BIRD DEADLINES - If fully registered prior to 11 days by the Early Bird deadline of your seminar event.
LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY

Seminar Fee: $375
If registering within 11 days of seminar event

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
Give the Action/Cut Filmmaking Live Seminar or the VIDEO or DVD Deluxe Pro Collection to someone you care about who loves making films.
A GREAT GIFT FOR HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS!

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PREVIOUS INDUSTRY GUEST SPEAKERS: 
  • RANDALL WALLACE, Writer/Director
    (PEARL HARBOR, BRAVEHEART - ACADEMY NOMINATION FOR SCREENPLAY, MAN IN THE IRON MASK) 
  • FRANK LUPO, Show Runner/Producer/Writer
    (WISEGUY, HUNTER, RAVEN, WEREWOLF, DARK AVENGER, WALKER-TEXAS RANGER, LAWLESS, THE A-TEAM) 
  • DENNIE GORDON, Director
    (JOE DIRT, THE PRACTICE, ALLY MCBEAL, PICKET FENCES, TRACY TAKES ON - DGA AWARD) 
  • JOE ALVES, Production Designer/Director
    (JAWS - ACADEMY NOMINATION, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND - BRITISH ACADEMY AWARD, STARMAN, JAWS 3-D) 
  • MIKE LEMON, Casting Director, CSA
    (UNBREAKABLE, THE SIXTH SENSE, PHILADELPHIA)
  • WILLIAM CORCORAN, Director Producer
    (SHERLOCK HOLMES, OUTLAW JUSTICE, MACGYVER) 
  • GEOFF SCHAAF, Director of Photography
    (4 EMMY AWARDS, EARLY EDITION, SEAQUEST, JACK & JILL) 
  • ANTHONY FIORINO, CGI - Visual Effects Producer
    (THE RUMFORDS, NIGHTMAN, MAFIA, THE MICRONAUTS) 
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ABOUT THE SEMINAR DIRECTOR:
"This intensive seminar will cover the actual work process of step-by-step, pragmatic techniques & visual skills of the directing craft in film and TV; precisely the practical, comprehensive workshop you need to direct your feature, short, or TV show." - GUY MAGAR

Guy Magar, currently on a directing contract with Miramax Films, latest feature is Children of the Corn: Revelation, based on Stephen King's original story. He is also in active development on 4 of his screenplays which he'll direct.

He has directed/written/produced indie features including SHOWDOWN, STEPFATHER 3 (HBO World Premiere), and the cult thriller RETRIBUTION. His television credits include over 40 series and longform productions including LA FEMME NIKITA, SLIDERS, DARK AVENGER, NOWHERE MAN, HUNTER, YOUNG RIDERS, MARKER, RAVEN.

Awards: American Screenwriters Association '99; Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute '99; Chicago Int'l Film & TV Festival; San Francisco Int'l Film Festival; Golden Reel Nomination.

Member: Directors Guild of America, Directors Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of America, Fellowship Alumni of the AFI, IFP/West, Scriptwriters Network, Women In Film.

Excellent seminar...going from script to floor plan set-up to dailies to final print...very well worked out. - Jim Shea, Writer/Scriptwriters Network


Great class...highly recommend it to anyone considering directing, screenwriting, acting...very intensive. - Kasia Foster, Actress/Women In Film


I've been to several directing workshops & seminars...Guy Magar's seminar was the most useful of any...comprehensive...great! - Laurel Daniels, Director/Writer

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