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Requirements of the Director
Film directors create an overall vision through which a film eventually becomes realized. Realizing this vision includes overseeing the artistic and technical elements of film production, as well as directing the shooting timetable and meeting deadlines. This entails organizing the flim crew in such a way as to achieve his or her vision of the film. This requires skills of group leadership, as well as the ability to maintain a singular focus even in the stressful, fast-paced environment of a film set. Moreover it is necessary to have an artistic eye to frame shots and to give precise feedback to cast and crew, excellent communication skills are a must.
Since the film director depends on the successful cooperation of many different creative individuals with possibly strongly contradicting artistic ideals and visions, he or she also needs to possess conflict resolution skills in order to mediate whenever necessary. the director ensures that all individuals involved in the film production are working towards an identical vision for the completed film. The set of varying challenges he or she has to tackle has been described as "a multi-dimensional jigsaw puzzle with egos and weather thrown in for good measure". It adds to the pressure that the success of a film can influence when and how they will work again.
Some of the best movie directors
Steven a. Spielberg
Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and bussiness mongol . Spielberg is consistently considered as one of the leading pioneers of the new hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. In a career spanning more than four decades, spielberg's flims have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the holocaust, the transanltict, war, and terrosim . He is one of the co-founders of dream works studios.
Spielberg won the Acmeny award for best director for schindler's list (1993) and saving pravite ryan (1998). Three of Spielberg's films—jaws (1975), E.T the extra-terrestrial(1982), and jurassic park (1993)—achieved box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time.
James F. Cameron
James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, editor, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found success with the science-fiction hit the terminator (1984). He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired to write and direct aliens (1986); three years later he followed up with the abyss (1989).
He found further critical acclaim for his use of special effects in termnitor 2: judgement day(1991). After his film true lies (1994) Cameron took on his biggest film at the time, titanic (1997), which earned him academy awards for best picture, best director and flim editing. After Titanic, Cameron began a project that took almost 10 years to make: his science-fiction epic avatar(2009), for which he received nominations for the same three Academy Awards. In the time between making Titanic and Avatar, Cameron spent several years creating many documentary films (specifically underwater documentaries) and co-developed the digital 3D fusion camera system. Described by a biographer as part-scientist and part-artist, Cameron has also contributed to underwater flimimg and remote fliming technologies. On March 26, 2012, Cameron reached the bottom of the mariana trench , the deepest part of the ocean, in the deepsea challenger submersible. He is the first person to do this in a solo descent, and is only the third person to do so ever.
Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the man with no name in sergio leone's dollars trilogy of spaghetti westerns during the 1960s, and as harry callahan in the five dirty harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultrual icon of masculinty.
For his work in the films unforgiven (1992) and million dollar baby (2004), Eastwood won Academy Awards for best director and Producer of the best picture, as well as receiving nominations for best actor . His greatest commercial successes have been every which way but loose (1978) and its sequel, any which way you can (1980), after adjustment for inflation. Other popular films include hang em high (1968),play misty for me (1971), thunderbolt and lightfoot (1974), (1976), escape from alcatraz (1979), firefox (1982),tightrope (1984), pale rider (1985), heartbreak ridge (1986), in the line of fire(1993),the bridges of madison county (1995), and Gran tranio (2008).
In addition to directing many of his own star vechicles , Eastwood has also directed films in which he did not appear, such as mystic river (2003) . He received considerable critical praise in France for several films including some which were not well received in the United States.
Although there are no specific education requirements, a bachelor's degree in a related field and relevant work experience are common preparation for prospective film directors hoping to launch their careers. The following table contains the main qualifications and requirements needed to become a movie director.
Degree LevelBachelor's degree
Degree FieldJournalism, communication, acting, arts management or a comparable discipline
Key SkillsCommunication, leadership, management
Step 1: Get a Head Start in the Industry
Formal education and training as a director is not required for a career in the field. Many movie directors begin making movies, such as short films or home movies, before going to film school. Others learn basic skills creatively without ever earning a film degree. For example, some professionals develop an interest in directing by working in various aspects of film development or production, such as screenwriting, producing or acting; generally, these professionals begin as assistants and work their way up.
Step 2: Earn a Degree
Aspiring directors may pursue a bachelor's degree program in fine arts, film or a related field. These programs typically last four years and offer directing concentrations, which help students develop skills such as casting, rehearsal procedures, text analysis, acting techniques and camera application. Students also learn how to create and use storyboards, shoot scripts and brackets. Common courses include film history, storytelling, screenwriting and production. To gain directing experience, students are typically required to participate in a set number of collaborative student film projects as part of their coursework.