THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR
Free Monthly Ezine for Film and Television Directors
May 22, 2007 Scene 8 – Take 3
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2. April & May – Two Very Tough Months!
3. The Art and Craft of the Director Audio Seminar
4. Subscriber Shameless Self-Promotion
5. Subscriber Links of Interest
6. Filmmaking Workshops
7. Feature Article – Filmmaking and Storytelling
8. Back Issues of The Director’s Chair
9. Subscribe & Unsubscribe Information
10. Copyright Information
Welcome to Issue #75 of The Director’s Chair (May 22/07)
1) FILMMAKERS IN OVER 90 COUNTRIES READ THIS EZINE –
I would like to say hello to all my subscribers from around
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2) FEATURE ARTICLE – This month’s Feature Article is called
“Filmmaking and Storytelling” by Juan Parra. Filmmaking is a
collaborative art and the process is one where the film gets
written many times before you end up with a finished print.
Filmmaking is about story telling. All film elements must
work together to support the story. (see below to read
3) FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS AND PRODUCT PROMOTION – From time
to time I will contact you by email to inform you of certain
filmmaking workshops or film products 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.
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2. April & May – A Hard Two Months
I first want to apologize to you for not publishing a
March or April issue of the Director’s Chair. These last two
months have been extraordinarily busy – and stressful – for me.
I have been working 6 days a week on a film so I have had
very little personal down time. But the biggest problem was
when my computer crashed in April and I lost EVERYTHING on
my hard drive. I have some back-ups (but not all documents
or applications) and it will take me some time to get up to
Thank you for you patience and understanding.
3. The Art and Craft of the Director Audio Seminar
“The Art and Craft of the Director Audio Seminar” is a
comprehensive, 10-day program of discovering what it takes
to be a successful, working film and television director.
I talk a lot about PASSION and TRUTH in this 10 day course
because these are two of the essential ingredients to having
a successful directing career.
I am very proud of this audio course and I guarantee that
anyone who listens to the entire 10 days will discover many
of the tools a working film director needs to survive today.
Filmmaking is a universal language, and no matter where we
live in the world, we all have our own stories to tell.
So if you have a story that has UNIVERSAL THEMES, and you
have the PASSION to tell this story, you CAN make a movie,
in your own language, and audiences around the world WILL
All the information about the 10 Day “The Art and Craft of
the Director Audio Seminar,” including the content list,
audio files, support materials, free bonuses and how to
order, is available now. Just click on the link below.
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6. FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS – Peter D. Marshall
I have worked in the Film and Television Industry for over
33 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
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.
7. FEATURE ARTICLE – Filmmaking and Storytelling
“Filmmaking and Storytelling” by Juan Parra.
Filmmaking is a collaborative art and the process is one
where the film gets written many times before you end up
with a finished print. Filmmaking is about story telling.
All film elements must work together to support the story.
If you, the filmmaker, keep this in mind, through out the
whole production, you will have a high probability of
making a great movie.
To read the rest of this article, plus view some
interesting video clips on the filmmaking process, click
Juan Parra grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1995, Juan
obtained a master’s degree from L’Université Laval in
Quebec, Canada and then moved to Vancouver. Since 2003, Juan
has been working as a freelance video producer, and in 2005
he launched Cinetech Productions out of Vancouver. You can
check out his website at: http://www.cinetech.ca
8. BACK ISSUES OF “THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR”
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