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The Director’s Chair Issue #114 – January 19, 2011 (A Film Director’s Journey )

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Publisher: Peter D. Marshall
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1. Introduction
2. Two Bonuses for Subscribing to The Director’s Chair
3. Facebook – The Director’s Chair Fan Page
4. FEATURE ARTICLE: A Film Director’s Journey
5. Write an Article for The Director’s Chair
6. Product Promotion and Film Workshops
7. Subscriber Shameless Self-Promotion
8. Filmmaking Workshops
9. Suggestions and Comments
10. Share this Ezine
11. Reprint this Ezine
12. Copyright Information

1. Introduction

Welcome to Issue #114 of The Director’s Chair January 19, 2011

1) 4937 Filmmakers in 107 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, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Estonia,
Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana,
Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya,
Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosova, Kurdistan, Kuwait,
Lebanon, Lesotho, 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, Zimbabwe

2) Feature Article – The feature article is a little different
this month. I’m directing the last film in a series from the
Entertainment Business Management program of the Vancouver
Film School called “Steampunk Neverland.” I will be using my
blog (FilmDirectingTips.com) as my weekly journal to
demonstrate what a director goes through during the three
production phases of a film. My goal with this journal is to
put you in the passenger seat with me and give you an
insider’s view of how this short, low budget film was made ‚Äì
as it happens! (Read article 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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2. 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.”

3. 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

4. FEATURE ARTICLE: A Film Director’s Journey

The Entertainment Business Management (EBM) program of the
Vancouver Film School (VFS) is going into production on their
third Compendium Series called “Steampunk Neverland.” These 5
high-end special FX short films (3 – 5 minutes) are being
created for distribution into an interactive digital magazine.

“Steampunk Neverland” is a version of Peter Pan’s Neverland
re-imagined with Steampunk technology. I’m directing the last
film in the series called “Forever” which depicts the final
battle between Hook and Pan.

I will be using my blog (FilmDirectingTips.com) as my weekly
journal to demonstrate what a director goes through during the
three production phases of a film. My goal with this journal
is to put you in the passenger seat with me and give you an
insider’s view of how this short, low budget film was made ‚Äì
as it happens!

To accomplish this, I will be writing about the directorial
process I go though every week during the making of this film:
from pre-production to production and into post-production.
The series has to be completed by August, so this journal will
take you through all the steps a director has to deal with for
the next few months.

I am also going to do something else for you as well.

As I discuss my weekly activities, I will add various
directing tips based on the subject I am talking about at that
moment. I will also link to various articles and websites so
you can get the most information possible on the subject. This
journal will become, in effect, a “practical how-to guide” for
directing a short film.

Enjoy the journey. I sure will!

To make sure you get the latest updates, please bookmark the
site or sign up to the RSS feed. Go to FilmDirectingTips.com

5. 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:

6. 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.

7. 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 4900 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) From Sheri Candler: Just got your copy of the Director’s
Chair and was reminded that you have a self promotion section.
This is actually not a self promotion, but a promotion for one
of my friends, Roberta Munroe.

In case you aren’t familiar with her, Roberta is a former
Sundance short film programmer and has written a book called
“How NOT to Make a Short Film.” She also consults with short
form filmmakers to help them polish their scripts, advises on
editing and on what festivals would be most likely to program
the film and what they can expect from the festival

She holds regular live workshops but she wants to start an
online academy to help filmmakers from around the world who
cannot attend her workshops. Please take a look at her site

Sheri Candler Marketing and Publicity
follow me on Twitter @shericandler
Find me on Facebook http://bit.ly/shericandler

(2) Peter Kovacs Archaeology 101 Films: The film “INSIDE
JERUSALEM” is a documentary film about the archaeology of
Jerusalem. The director, a graduate student in archaeology,
set-out to capture the neutral facts about Jerusalem from the
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives. Two world class
scholars and recipients of the Israel Prize in 2009,
archaeologist Amihai Mazar and biblical scholar Emanuel Tov,
present a neutral point of view on the archaeology and history
of Jerusalem and explain its importance and significance.

The film also includes the exciting new archaeology site of
Khirbet Qeiyafa, where one of the oldest Hebrew inscriptions
was found in 2008. First-hand insights about Qeiyafa from
excavators Yossi Garfinkel and Michael Hasel explain how this
fortified city from the time of King David relates to
Jerusalem. Hosted and narrated by Shani Atias, a young model
and trained actress, born and raised in Israel’s most
integrated Arab-Jewish city of Haifa. Filmed in Jerusalem,
Qumran, and Khirbet Qeiyafa in August 2010.

Target audience: gifted high-school and introductory level
college students. Directed by Peter Hagyo-Kovacs. Director of
Photography Ruben Salvadori. Original soundtrack by Todd Maki.
Trailer release: 17 Dec 2010. Film release: April 2011.

8. Filmmaking Workshops – Peter D. Marshall

I have worked in the Film and Television Industry for over
37 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.

9. Suggestions And Comments

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12. Copyright Information

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