Create Better Youtube Videos Learn the Art of Directing

With Emmy® Nominated Director, Robert Child
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

The old line, What I Really Want to do is Direct, about sums it up for most people who have a desire to be in film or television or simply create an awesome Youtube video. But what does a director actually do? And how can you learn the craft with a head start on your competition? These and other questions will all be answered in this Master Class

  • In this course you will learn industry "Best Practices" that will allow you to adopt professional best practices and operate efficiently and with confidence.
  • A Director is a leader and a motivator - within this course you will pick up tricks of the trade to get people to work tirelessly for you and your production
  • A Director is said to have "an eye" for shot composition - within this course you will learn all the major camera angles and be able to develop your own eye.
  • You will learn basic 3- point lighting techniques that will make any production shine.
  • You will learn the three-phases of any production and what specific roles and responsibilities a director must fulfill in each.
This goal of this 2 and 1/2 hour course is to lay the ground work and establish the basic skills and best practices you need to direct your own Youtube videos with skill and perhaps become a working director in the film or television industry.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic knowledge working with video
  • Basic knowledge of video editing

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop a director's "eye"
  • Learn shot composition and camera placement
  • Learn three-point lighting
  • The three stages of the production process
  • Different director career paths in the film and TV industry

Who is the target audience?

  • Corporate Video
  • Career Changers
  • High School and College Students
  • Film Students

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Who is Robert Child?
Professional Background
Section 2: The Director Skill Set
The Director's "eye" thinking in angles and shot composition
Basic Three-Point Lighting
Communication Skills
Multitasking and Planning
Section 3: Different Types of Directors in the Industry
Associate Director or AD
Video or Industrial Director
TV Studio (multicamera) Director
Sports or Remote Event Director
Long Form or Field Director (Location, Reality, Docs)
Independent or Feature Film Director
Section 4: Director Tasks - Preproduction
Initial Meeting with Producer and Writer
Working with a Production Manager
Deliver the Creative Brief
Storyboarding Part 1
The Wereth Eleven Trailer (National Geographic Channel)
Storyboarding Part 2
Hire the Director of Photography (Cinematographer)
Section 5: Director Tasks - Production
Meeting with Talent
Meeting with the Crew
Meeting with the Production Manager
Takes and Wrap
Section 6: Director Tasks - Post Production
Postmortem with the Producer
Publicity and Press Releases
Working with the Editor and the Edit Process
Narration and Music
Final Cut and Delivery
Section 7: Become an Affiliate Make Money by Promoting this Course
Affiliate Offer

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Instructor Biography

Robert Child, Emmy® Nominated Director

After spending 15 years in New York directing and technical directing some of the most widely viewed programs on network and cable television; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Emeril Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Robert Child followed his passion for history in 2005 and produced a series historical films including; Silent Wings, Lincoln and Lee, The Wereth Eleven and others. The Wereth film which aired on National Geographic was nominated for an Emmy® Award in June.

Rob is the winner of more than 25 writing and directing awards and is one of only a handful of directors whose work has screened in the Congress of the United States. Silent Wings debuted on Capitol Hill on the day of its release in 2007 and became the catalyst for New York Congresswoman, Carolyn McCarthy's, House sponsored, Joint Resolution honoring America's WWII glider pilots.

He has been fortunate in his films to work with several Hollywood "name" collaborators. Hal Holbrook narrated Silent Wings, which featured Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney. Civil War theatrical director, Ronald F. Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods & Generals) narrated his Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom. Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, The Closer) narrated The Wereth Eleven and actor Dale Dye, Stephen Spielberg's Senior Military Advisor on Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers narrated the USS Franklin: Honor Restored, film in 2011.

In 2008 Rob began writing screenplays and both his first two feature film screenplays HAMILTON and BLOOD BETRAYAL reached the finals in two separate screen writing competitions. "Hamilton" was declared an "Official Finalist" in the 2011 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and "Blood Betrayal" reached the semi-finals in the 27th Write Movies International Writing Contest out of thousands of entries. Blood Betrayal has now been adapted to a Kindle ebook novel.

Recently one of the most personally gratifying honors he received was from the survivor's association of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Franklin. They singled him out for Honorary Crew Membership aboard the most decorated vessel in US Naval history.

USS Franklin Museum Association President, H. Prentice Baptiste, wrote, "We wish to extend to you, Robert Child, membership as a full fledged crew member of the USS Franklin for your work in setting the record straight of the heroic effort in saving one of the great ships of the U.S. Navy in World War II and your name will be permanently inscribed on the official crew roster."

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