Foreword to the 3rd Edition

How do you teach film directing? Nick Proferes’s book, Film Directing Fundamentals, answers the question perfectly by providing a clear and concise methodology to the directing student. It is the only book I know of that addresses both the art and craft of directing. It not only offers a step-by-step process to follow, but it engages the reader as if you are sitting in Nick’s class. His language is accessible, and he uses wonderful examples and clear, in-depth analysis that inspires you to the highest kind of effort.

When I first started teaching at Columbia University, I looked through many texts to find one to recommend to film students who wanted to become directors. Some books were informative but extremely technical ...

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