Special Invitation for Sports Video Tech Readers | Film Directing Interactive Workshop Online

Sports Video Tech Readers, our flagship publication, Student Filmmakers Magazine, would like to invite you to attend the Film Directing Interactive Workshop Online with David K. Irving, hosted on StudentFilmmakers.com Online. Save $15 when you pre-register early. Additionally, students with a valid student photo ID can get an additional 10% off. If you or someone in your office or production crew is looking for an exciting, interactive continuing education workshop online with special focus on FILM DIRECTING, covering Pre-Production, Production, Post Production, and Distribution, spread the good word and registration link. Pre-register now to secure your seat online.

Film Directing Interactive Workshop Online
With David K. Irving
Saturday October 30, 2021
2pm to 5pm, EST

Produced and Hosted Online by StudentFilmmakers.com

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Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
Time/Duration: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST (3 Hours)
Check-In: Check-in starts at 1:30 p.m., EST.

StudentFilmmakers.com via Zoom
Livestream: This online, interactive workshop will be held in a live, virtual format.

$180.00. Get $15 off now when you register online today.

Students with valid Student Photo ID receive additional 10% off.
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Overview: The director is an interpretive artist, shaping the creative vision for the telling of a visual story. Whether the director has written the primary source or has taken on another writer’s original or adapted screenplay, he or she becomes the interpreter of the story when the time comes to step on the set. In this most collaborative of arts, the director is an inspiration and a supervisor to the efforts of the many talented artists and craftspeople who are charged with bringing his or her vision to the screen.


The Director in Pre-Production

  • Who and what is the director?
  • The screenplay as blueprint
  • Actors are characters

The Director in Production

  • Blocking, beats and business
  • Cinematographer as director’s eyes
  • Set procedures
  • Staying on schedule and budget
  • The director as therapist

The Director in Post-Production

  • Editing: the final rewrite
  • Spotting
  • ADR
  • Director’s cut

The Director in Distribution

  • Junkets
  • Directing as a career choice


In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, you MUST attend the full duration of the workshop.

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Workshop Instructor: David K. Irving

NYU Professor David K. Irving is a film director, screenwriter, author, and professor. He is the author of several textbooks, including The Fundamentals of Film Directing and Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video. David’s professional film credits as director include Night of the Cyclone (1990) with Kris Kristofferson and Marisa Berenson; C.H.U.D. II (1988) with Robert Vaughn and Gerrit Graham; The Emperor’s New Clothes (1987) with Sid Caesar and Robert Morse; Sleeping Beauty (1987) with Morgan Fairchild, Tawnee Welch, and Sylvia Miles; Rumpelstiltskin (1987) with Amy Irving and Billy Barty; Goodbye, Cruel World (1983) with Dick Shawn and Cynthia Sikes. Documentary credits include Romare Bearden: Visual Jazz (1995); Betye & Alison Saar: Conure Women of the Arts (1994); Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression (1993); Dr. Lorraine Hale: Alive with Love (1992); Robert Colescott: The One-Two Punch (1992); Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt (1991); The Walker Cup (1991) for the United States Golf Association. Theatre directing credits include Home Remedies (1982) by Paul Minx for the Actor’s Outlet; The Man Who Killed the Buddha (1981) by Martin Epstein for the Los Angeles Odyssey Theater; The Skin of Our Teeth (1981) by Thornton Wilder for the Beverly Hills Playhouse; Action (1990) by Sam Shepard for the Pilot Theater. Credits as producer in film include Home Free All (1982) with Alan Nicholls and The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1975) with Claudia Jennings for New World Pictures. Screenplay credits include Rumpelstiltskin; The Emperor’s New Clothes; The Secret of the Lost Valley (1980).  He has won numerous awards including the Bronze Chris Award for Jacob Lawrence; the Cine Golden Eagle for Faith Ringgold; the L.A. Weekly Award for Direction for The Man Who Killed the Buddha, the Dramalogue Award for Direction for Action, and the Writers Guild of America Award for The Secret of the Lost Valley. Recipient of an American Institute intern grant to work with Robert Wise on The Hindenburg (Universal Pictures).

Suggested Reading List:
Optional; Not required for workshop.
“Fundamentals of Film Directing,” David K Irving, McFarland Press
“Building a Character,” by Stanislavski
“Man and His Symbols,” by Carl Jung
“Name Above the Title,” by Frank Capra
“Cinematography by Malkiewicz.” Prentice Hall Press.
“The American Cinematographer’s Manual,” The ASC Press.
“Hitchcock by Truffaut,” Simon and Schuster.
“Making Movies,” by Sidney Lumet.
“On Directing,” by Clurman. Collier Books
“The Technique of Film Editing,” by Reisz and Millar. Focal Press.
“Eye and Brain,” by R.L. Gregory. Princeton Press.

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