Swapping Skills

Directors are fascinated by how their colleagues work, in different disciplines as well as in their own.

Our Swapping Skills Programme will be extremely practical. Film and TV directors with no experience of handling actors (or presenters) will receive guidance from theatre directors who have done it for years, and may have started out as actors in any case. Theatre directors who want to work in television or film will be able to learn about camera movement, angles, lighting and editing. 

Many directors are writers too; others are not.  It is often hard to separate the writing from the direction. These discussions will of course involve writers and their role in the creative process.