Create Better Youtube Videos Learn the Art of Directing
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Create Better Youtube Videos Learn the Art of Directing

With Emmy® Nominated Director, Robert Child
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Created by Robert Child
Last updated 7/2013
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • Basic knowledge working with video
  • Basic knowledge of video editing

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.
Who is the target audience?
  • Corporate Video
  • Career Changers
  • High School and College Students
  • Film Students
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:05
Who is Robert Child?
1 Lecture 01:25
The Director Skill Set
5 Lectures 28:57
The Director's "eye" thinking in angles and shot composition

Basic Three-Point Lighting

Communication Skills

Multitasking and Planning

Different Types of Directors in the Industry
6 Lectures 24:33

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
Director Tasks - Preproduction
7 Lectures 26:30
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)
Director Tasks - Production
5 Lectures 22:30
Meeting with Talent

Meeting with the Crew

Meeting with the Production Manager


Takes and Wrap
Director Tasks - Post Production
5 Lectures 27:57
Postmortem with the Producer

Publicity and Press Releases

Working with the Editor and the Edit Process

Narration and Music

Final Cut and Delivery
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1 Lecture 01:14
About the Instructor
Robert Child
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248 Students
4 Courses
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."