Prep Show
Submit As A Director
We help you prepare to work with Actors, block your camera
moves, plan your production, documentary or VFX, or train with you.
Prep Show
Submit As A Director
We help you prepare to work with Actors, block your camera moves, plan your production, documentary or VFX, or train with you.

Submit As A Director

We help you prepare to work with Actors, block your camera
moves, plan your production, documentary or VFX, or train with you.

Show Topic: Preparing To Work With Actors

You're a Director getting ready to direct Actors in a feature film, short, or commercial. With an expert Director or Actor on the show, we pick apart your characters, we work on which angles to try with the Actors, and prepare what to say. Especially with Actors on the show, you'll get instant feedback on whether your directing resonates.

On some shows, we do a Part II, where we continue into an actual rehearsal.

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Show Topic: Blocking

You're a Director getting ready to shoot a feature film, short, or commercial. You've already put some work into a blocking or storyboarding.

With an expert Director or Cinematographer, we try to improve your shots. We often work in Shot Designer on the show, and may bring a storyboard artist onto the show. You'll provide any blocking or boards you've already done for discussion on the show.

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Show Topic: Directing A Documentary

You're a documentary Director getting ready to shoot or edit a documentary. With expert documentary filmmakers, we help you plan your production and interviews, and shape an effective story.

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Show Topic: Prepping Film Production

You're a Director getting ready to shoot a film, commercial or short. With expert production managers and crew, we help you figure out how to technically shoot it.

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Show Topic: Preparing To Shoot Visual Effects

You're a Director getting ready to direct something visual effects heavy involving green screen and CGI. With expert visual effect supervisors, we help you figure out how to shoot it and which pitfalls to avoid.

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Show Topic: Commercials

You're a Director getting ready to pitch or shoot a commercial. We have a number of high-profile international commercial Directors who will join us on the show to help improve your ideas and shots

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Show Topic: Virtual Directing

We practice coming up with good direction by picking a student film or web series where the acting isn't good, but could have been better with better direction.

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Show Topic: Director Critique

For the Directors who truly have balls of steel, you video-tape yourself directing on a real project, and we critique your direction on the show. Nothing will improve you more as a Director than seeing yourself direct and analyzing your performance as a leader and coach. It's very unpleasant, but you'll grow by leaps and bounds. We've all done it, and trust us, you'll survive!

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Show Topic: Director Legal Issues

We have access to several film industry lawyers who can join us on the episode to help with your legal structure, copyrights, royalties, trademarks etc.

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