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Film School by Jason B. Kohl

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Chapter fourThe Film School Majors This Book Addresses

Now we come to the specific live-action film majors that are the focus of this book.

1. Directing

Most prospective students see themselves as directors, if only because it’s the best known position on a film set. In collaboration with the producer, the director “hires and inspires” a group of fellow creative artists, including the cinematographer, actors, key design collaborators, editor, composer and so on, all while keeping them within the framework of her own specific vision for the film. This is a craft that takes decades to master, requires tremendous people skills and an equally tough will. Film school is a great place to begin the process of achieving mastery, because you will be ...

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