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The Director’s Chair Issue # 106 – March 9, 2010 (Film Pipeline Overview)

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March 9, 2010                Scene 11 – Take 3

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1. Introduction
2. The Art and Craft of the Director 3 Day Workshop
3. Two Bonuses for Subscribing to The Director’s Chair
4. Facebook – The Director’s Chair Fan Page
5. Product Promotion and Film Workshops
6. Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling Course
7. What is a Director?
8. 5th Annual WIFTV Women in Film Festival
9. Financial Times Business of Film Summit
10. FEATURE ARTICLE – Film Pipeline Overview
11. Write an Article for The Director’s Chair
12. Subscriber Shameless Self-Promotion
13. Filmmaking Workshops
14. Suggestions and Comments
15. Share this Ezine
16. Reprint this Ezine
17. Copyright Information

1. Introduction

Welcome to Issue #106 of The Director’s Chair (Mar. 9, 2010)

1) 4321 Filmmakers in 103 Countries Subscribe to this Ezine:

NOTE: If your country is not represented here, please let me
know and I will add it to this ever growing list.

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas,
Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Botswana, Brazil, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile,
China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia,
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Korea, Republic of Kosova, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco,
Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria,
Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sierra
Leone, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, South Africa, Spain,
Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria,
Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tabago, Tunisia,
Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United
States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia,

2) Feature Article – The feature article this month is a
series of article links from Stephan Vladimir Bugaj (The Indie
Auteur) called “Film Pipeline Overview.”(Read articles below.)

3) Film Directing Tips – Please take a look at the many
articles on my blog, http://FilmDirectingTips.com and make
some comments on the posts. Your feedback is important to me
because they will help me decide on the content of this blog.

4) Twitter – If you have a Twitter account, let’s follow each
other. You can follow me at http://twitter.com/bcfilmmaker.

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Peter D. Marshall

2. The Art and Craft of the Director 3 Day Workshop

Is Your Dream to Direct Movies? Are You Having Trouble Getting
Your Film Directing Career Started?

If you have the drive and passion to be a film director, and
the courage to stick it out “no matter what”, I can help you
reach that goal!

I would like to invite you to my 3 day filmmaking workshop,
“The Art and Craft of the Director” in Vancouver, Canada on
May 14,15,16, 2010. http://actioncutprint.com/aotdws2

“The Art and Craft of the Director” is a 3 day intensive
workshop where up to 20 filmmakers from around the world will
have the opportunity to focus on what I believe to be the
director’s most important roles – understanding the story and
knowing the objectives of the characters.

When you know how to do these tasks efficiently, you then have
the foundation from which to create your visual style and the
means to get believable performances from actors.

I’m inviting only 20 filmmakers to this special workshop and I
expect seats to fill up fast. So please register by April 15
to assure your seat and to also get your US$200.00 discount.

3. Two Bonuses For Subscribing To The Director’s Chair

Thank you very much for subscribing to this ezine.

BONUS #1 – Here is the link to download the first 28 pages of
“The Art and Craft of the Director Audio Seminar.”

BONUS #2 – Here is the link to download the first 24 pages of
the “Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling Online Course.”

4. Facebook – The Director’s Chair Fan Page

The Director’s Chair has it’s own page on Facebook. If you
haven’t signed up to Facebook yet, I sincerely recommend you
think about doing it. Facebook is a fabulous place to meet
people who share your passions and it is one of the top Social
Networking sites on the Internet.

Here’s the Facebook home page: http://www.facebook.com Once
you are signed up, type in “The Directors Chair” and the page
should come up. Sign up as a fan and then start to join the
discussion forums, post photos, videos and write on the Walls.

If you are already a member of Facebook, here is the direct
link to the page: http://snipurl.com/923qh

5. Product Promotion And Film Workshops

From time to time, I will contact you to inform you of film
workshops, filmmaking products or Online courses that I feel
are beneficial to filmmakers like yourself. Of course, you are
under no obligation to purchase anything – I only offer this
information as a service to subscribers of this free ezine.

6. “Script Breakdown And Film Scheduling Online Course”

“Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling Online Course for Indie
Filmmakers” Part One: How to Design a (Reliable) Shooting
Schedule for Feature Films and Television Productions.

7. What Is A Director?

What is a Director?

A film director is responsible for overseeing every creative
aspect of a film. They develop a vision for a film, decide how
it should look, what tone it should have, and what an audience
should gain from the cinematic experience. He/she is in short
the storyteller.

What are the director’s responsibilities?

Film directors are responsible for approving every camera
angle, lens effect, lighting, and set design and also take
part in the hiring of key crew members. They coordinate the
actors’ moves, determine camera angles, and are usually
involved in the writing, financing, and editing of a film.

The director also plays a key role in post-production. He/she
works with the editor to ensure that the emotions of the scene
and the close ups, mid shots and wide shots appropriately
reflect which character is driving the narrative.

The director also advises on the (color) grading of the final
images, adding warmth or frigidity to the composition of the
shots to reflect the emotional subtext of the character or
environment. They also participate in the sound mix and
musical composition of the film.

8. 5th Annual WIFTV Women In Film Festival (WIFF 2010)

April 17 – 18, 2010 Vancouver, BC CANADA

The 5th Annual Women In Film Festival (WIFF) is coming to the
Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre
April 17 & 18th, 2010.  Meet some of today’s most talented
female filmmakers. It will be a weekend of networking, panel
discussions, pitch sessions and film screenings.

9. Financial Times Business Of Film Summit – Doha, Qatar

There are now just a handful of delegate passes remaining for
the http://www.ftconferences.com/businessoffilm/ FT Business
of Film Summit 2010, taking place on 22-23 March 2010 at the
Four Seasons Hotel, Doha, Qatar.

Chaired by the Financial Times Los Angeles correspondent
Matthew Garrahan, the FT Business of Film Summit 2010 features
a distinguished line-up of speakers, and will offer an
innovative agenda packed with best practice industry outlooks
and interactive panel discussions. Proceedings will commence
with a special Gala Reception and Dinner on the evening of
22nd March.

10. FEATURE ARTICLE – Film Pipeline Overview

The feature article this month is a series of 4 article links
from Stephan Vladimir Bugaj (The Indie Auteur) called “Film
Pipeline Overview.”

Film Pipeline Overview, pt. 1: Preproduction

Film Pipeline Overview, pt. 2A: Production, Phase One

Film Pipeline Overview, pt. 2B: Production, Phase Two

Film Pipeline Overview, pt. 3: Postproduction

Stephan Vladimir Bugaj is a senior technical artist at Pixar
Animation Studios by day, underproduced screenwriter and
low/no-budget filmmaker by night.
11. Do You Want To Write An Article For The Director’s Chair?

If you would like to contribute articles, tips, links of
interest, industry news, interviews, special event dates or
other resources to The Director’s Chair, please email me at:

12. Subscriber Shameless Self-Promotion (Free Advertising)

The Director’s Chair gives you an incredible opportunity to
get Free Advertising for your services and your films.

Each month, I give two subscribers an opportunity to promote
themselves, their company or their productions in this

So if you want over 4300 filmmakers around the world to know
about you and your films, please send me your “shameless
self-promotion” to: mailto:pdm@actioncutprint.com.

Please limit your promotion to 200 words. I reserve the right
to edit the promotion for length, spelling and formatting.

1) Eric Harnden – I have begun organizing a local film making
enthusiasts group called the “Independent Filmmakers of the
Inland Empire”.

The purpose of the group is to unite like-minded who enjoy
filmmaking or some aspect of it. The plan is to provide A)
comradery, B) education and C) support to the local filmmaking

The group is for the general public and will allow for many
networking opportunities. I am basing the group organization
and meetings off of successful meeting groups that I have been
apart of.  We will provide speakers, demonstrations, showcases
and most importantly: RAFFLES!

I am looking for 1) members, 2) speakers and 3) sponsors!

I also would love any advice or suggestions. I have a
definite idea of how this group should and will go and grow
but I am very open to ideas.

If you fit into any of the categories 1-3 above, please
contact me, so that we can discuss how you can contribute to
the growth of indie filmmaking!

Also, if you know of anyone else that would be a great fit,
let them know about us!


2) Udhayan Sbr – My name is Udhayan and I have directed two
films in the Tamil lanquage (India). The films are: “Perarasu”
(2006) and “Ayudham Seivoum” (2008)

13. Filmmaking Workshops – Peter D. Marshall

I have worked in the Film and Television Industry for over
35 years – as a Film Director, Television Producer, First
Assistant Director and Series Creative Consultant. I’ve been
asked many times to share my Film and TV production
knowledge with others. As a result, I developed several
workshops that I have successfully presented over the past
15 years.

To find out more about these workshops, just click on the
link below. If you are interested in any of these four
workshops for yourself or your organization, please contact
me to discuss how we can bring these workshops to you.

14. Suggestions And Comments

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