Meet your new instructor: award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair. In your first lesson, Mira shares with you the two qualities every filmmaker needs to have—and why it's important for you to go out and make your own films.
2. Discovering Your Unique Voice
Mira’s philosophy for filmmaking is rooted in individuality and creating films only you can make. Learn how to forge your own path, hone your craft, and use your distinctiveness to your advantage.
3. Finding the Story
Mira teaches the importance of tapping into culture and politics to inspire your story. Learn how tenacity, collaboration, and feedback are key elements in developing a story into a script.
4. Stretching Your Budget
Never reveal your struggle. Mira teaches you how to maximize your resources as an independent filmmaker—however limited they may be.
The relationship between director and actor is built on trust. Learn what it takes to cast the right actor and get them to reveal their true spirit on camera.
6. Directing Actors
Learn how to direct both child and adult actors, develop natural and honest chemistry with actors, and incorporate background action.
7. Directing Gestures
Mira shares her methods for incorporating unique and humanizing gestures into the actors’ performances in order to add life to the frame.
8. Scene Workshop, Part 1: Read-Through and Blocking
In Part 1 of Mira’s scene workshop, Mira works with two actors—Madina Nalwanga and Philip Luswata—from Queen of Katwe to teach you how to direct intensely emotional scenes.
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