PA R T 1

ARTISTIC IDENTITY AND DRAMA

Part 1 (Chapters 1 through 3) deals with the film director’s role, the current environment for anyone set-ting out to become one, and what kind of preparatory work it takes to make a mark with audiences. This takes uncovering your intrinsic artistic identity and deciding what kind of stories you are best equipped to handle. Part 1 also explains the fundamentals of drama, and how to use them in filmmaking. It concludes by describing the director’s responsibility for storytelling, and what distinguishes those who do it best.

Before you commit time and funds to chasing this alluring prospect, read Part 8: Career Track and start planning out your career strategy. Strangely enough, many people look only a step ...

Get Directing, 4th Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.