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INTRODUCTION


The course Directing Fiction, will train you to become a director. This course consists of different modules from Storytelling to Editing.

With the module Storytelling you’ll start to develop and write your own story. After that you’ll write a scenario for a short fiction movie. After you’ve finished your scenario you’ll learn about cinematographic vision and techniques in the module Cinematography. After you’ve decided how to capture your scenario, you’ll start writing your directors vision and you will learn how to work with actors. You’ll rehearse with your casted actors during the module Director’s Vision. The last part of this course is about directing and editing your own short fiction movie. You’ll end with the modules Shooting and Editing.

At the end of this course, there will be a public screening of your fiction movie in a cinema.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Develop into a professional film and television director. You’ll end the course with directing your own movie.

After this course you’ll be able to work in the film industry. During the course you’ve built a network in order to start your own production.

This course will give you the knowledge that you’ll need as a director for directing movies and commercials.  The odds for a job in the industry are considered medium to high.

Total duration10 months
Total classes a week5 hours a week
Selfstudy/homework4 to 8 hours a week
Daytime studyMonday: 10:30 - 16:00
Evening study Tuesday and Thursday:
19:30-22:00
Maximum number of participants 12
Equipment Included
SummerbreakJuly and August
Other HolidaysAmsterdam Film School is closed during nationally recognized holidays
Private educationNo scholarship possible
LevelFor beginners and experienced filmmakers
Required hardware / softwarePC/Mac with Adobe Creative Cloud software
CertificateWhen completion the course successfully

ABOUT THE MODULES OF THE COURSE


During the first module Storytelling, it’s all about developing an idea for your short movie. Consider the reason why you’re eager to create your specific movie. Why do you want to tell this story?

You’ll apply this idea to your movie synopsis. After this it’s time for the next step, writing your scenario. During this module we’ll discuss different structures, styles, dialogues and characters.

At the end of this module, you’ll have the first version of your scenario which you’ll use during the next module Cinematography.

During the second module Cinematography, you’ll gain all the technical aspects needed to tell your story with the camera.

The scenario you’ve written in the previous module is the beginning of your cinematographic vision. You’ll decide about light and style.The focus is developing your vision’s shape, style, composition, framing, light and color.

During the third module Directors Vision, you’ll develop your personal vision which sets you apart from other directors.

You’ll work with actors, learn how to have a great casting session and select the best actor that’ll tell your story in the best way.

After the casting you’ll pitch your directors vision to your classmates and teacher.

You’ll finish this module with actor rehearsals. After this you’re ready to start shooting your movie in the next module.

During this module you’ll shoot the short movie that you’ve developed. You’ll film your own scenario with the actors you’ve chosen. You”l use your vision to direct the scenes.

While shooting your movie you’ll work with your own crew. Pre- production week is the launch; where you’ll receive help from our production students. The locations, call sheets and equipment must be resolved by this date.

It’s the moment of truth, you’re responsible for directing the movie. After this module you’ll edit your movie.

In the last module you’ll edit your movie. The focus will be the dramatic aspect of your editing.

How do you make sure that your movie looks beautiful on screen? How do you ensure that the story has the right rhythm? Are you using the right tone while also not loosing the ‘actual’ message? All these questions will be answered within this module which includes personal guidance for your movie.

PRICE


Monthly payments are available through our finance option. For example, by choosing the finance option you won’t have to pay the full price of the course all at once. Instead, you’re able to spread the costs across several months.

Every program is charged monthly for the duration of the program. For more information, please look down below to see how it works and how you can choose the most favorable method for your course. You can also choose to pay the full 100% in advance to receive a 300 euro discount on the total price.

You have two options for paying your course in instalments. The first option is in 10 monthly instalments and the second option is in 12 monthly instalments.

If you choose to pay your training in 10 monthly instalments, we charge a one-off administrative fee of EUR 75.

If you choose to pay your training in 12 monthly instalments, we charge a one-off administrative fee of EUR 125.

The table below lists the rates per group. To process your registration, Amsterdam Film School has a one-time administration fee of 75 EUR.

10 MONTHLY PAYMENT TERMS12 MONTHLY PAYMENT TERMS2 HALF-YEARLY PAYMENT TERMSTOTAL PRICE
EDUCATION COST EUR 849EUR 708.254249.50EUR 8499

Amsterdam Film School will charge every monthly payment on the sixth day of each month. Each invoice has a payment period of 19 days after the first invoice date. Your invoice for the first month of the course will be sent after the registration. After payment of this invoice, your registration is final. The following invoices are sent monthly, starting from the first month of your course.

If you pay the full 100% in advance, you will receive a EUR 3oo,- discount for the entire course-price. If you pay the course in two half-yearly terms you will receive a discount of EUR 150,-.

Access AFS’s educational applied terms and conditions through this link. By enrolling at Amsterdam Film School, you agree to our terms and conditions.

LOCATION


Paasheuvelweg 5, 1105 BE Amsterdam, Nederland

CONTINUATION


You are ready to work in the film industry as a director. After this course you could also choose follow our Editing or Production course.

OUR FULL CURRICULUM


Discover our highly extensive curriculum down below. The Amsterdam Film School-courses are perfectly matched so that our students can work together multidisciplinary during the learning process. This makes it possible to create complete film-productions during the course.

Storytelling

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Cinematography

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Director's Vision

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Shooting

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Editing

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Director

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Storytelling

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Cinematography

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Movie plan

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Shooting

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Editing

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Documentary producer

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