Film Directing since 1890



Film Director:

a person who directs the making of a film. Generally, a film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualizes the script while guiding the technical crew and actors


  • 600 movies a year
  • longest movie is 240 hours Times Forever
  • shortest movie is 100 seconds Fresh Guacamole
  • two most successful filmmakers didn't go to film school while would be Steven Spielberg and James Cameron)
  • usually it takes six months to make a movie

Steven Spielberg

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Some of the Movies:

  • Jaws
  • E.T
  • War horse
  • Lincoln
  • Casper
  • Twister

James Cameron

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Some of the Movies:

  • Titanic
  • Avatar
  • Aliens
  • True Lies
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Best Movie In 1950

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Best Movie in 2016

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The requirements for becoming a film director

  • 4 years of college
  • film degree (Journalism, film, communication, acting, arts management, or a comparable discipline)
  • experience
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Peter Jackson

Peter jackson is one of the greatest movie director in history. For example the movies that he made are All of the Hobbit movies, all of the Lord of the rings, King Kong and District 9.

Genres and Cameras for film directing


  • Action
  • Romance
  • Adventure
  • Drama
  • Comedy
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Prosumer Camorders


  • good image and sound quality
  • fairly easy to use
  • better handling


  • bigger and more complicated than basic camcorders
  • image quality may not be accepted by broadcasters

Top 25 Film Colleges

  1. university of Southern California
  2. New York University
  3. American Film Institute
  4. University of California Los Angeles
  5. California Institute of the Arts
  6. Columbia University
  7. Chapman University
  8. Loyola Marymount University
  9. Emerson College
  10. University of Texas, Austin
  11. Boston University
  12. Stanford University
  13. University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  14. Savannah College of Art and Design
  15. Columbia College Chicago
  16. Ringling College of Art and Design
  17. Rhode Island School of Design
  18. San Francisco State University
  19. Syracuse University
  20. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
  21. Florida State University
  22. Northwestern University
  23. Colorado Film School
  24. Ithaca College

Salary For Film Directing

California film directors earn an average of $128,790 per year. Directors in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale California earn the highest salary of $139,770. New York is the second highest paying state for film directors, paying an average of$112,000 annually.

What do you need in a movie?

  • script
  • location
  • props
  • actors
  • light and camera
  • crew and director
  • film editing and sound software

How long does it take to make a animated movie?

Pixar movies can take anywhere from 4 years to 7 years!!!!