Directing Actors for the Studio

Open to ALL students Spring 2016!

CRN 56325 TVPR 197/CRN 56326 DMED 197/ CRN 56324 THEA 197 - Directing Actors for the Studio


Spring 2016 Semester
Wednesday 1:30pm - 4:15pm
Leeward CC, BE 101
Directing Actors for the Studio course will provide an in-depth exploration of the creative capabilities (technical, logistical, aesthetic) of directing and producing narrative-based studio production work in a multiple camera television studio environment. Students will rotate through every production position in the studio from cameras, to sound mixing and booming, floor managing, lighting and art direction. Throughout the studio rotation, each student will serve as the director working with the script and will also serve as actors within the class to tell a story.
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Are you curious about directing? Do you want to write or work in tv production?

The college is proud to offer Directing Actors for the Studio course that may be perfect for you. The 3 credit course is cross-listed as DMED 197, THEA 197, TVPR 197 and will be offered in Spring 2016 Semester, on Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 4:15pm.

The instructor is Gary Shimokawa who is an Associate Professor of the Arts from New York University – Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. He has also worked at Columbia University, University of Southern California–School of Cinematic Arts, and Loyola Marymount University. Mr. Shimokawa is a Directors Guild of America award-winner and Emmy-nominated director for his work in television.

Shimokawa brings more than three decades of industry experience into the classroom, with credentials that include work on All in the Family, Golden Girls, Sesame Street, Saved by the Bell, Laverne & Shirley, Good Times, Welcome Back Kotter, and many others.

This course will count towards an Arts & Humanities elective or a DMED elective. For more information, please contact Ron Umehira, Dean of Career & Technical Education at 455-0321 or by email at