Filmmaker Insights Symposium
Anatomy of a Scene: Directing Actors by Blocking to the Camera
$40 ($30 students) – maximum 16 participants
1:30 – 4:30 pm, Sun, May 14
Ernie Radbourne Pavilion, Muskoseepi Park (entrance at 102 St & 102 Ave)
This workshop is also available at:
6:00 – 9:00 pm, Mon, May 15 – maximum 16 participants
All Access Pass holders and Symposium Pass holders may attend either of these workshops.
Presenter: Scott Belyea
Understanding the physical placement of actors in relation to the camera is one of the most essential tools in the film director’s tool belt. Whether it’s a scene of two people talking or a complex sequence of movement, staging the action is the primary job of the director on set. Filmmaker Scott Belyea will work closely with a small group in a hands-on setting to study aesthetic details from diverse scenes focussing on camera and actor blocking that successfully translates the cinematic language. The group will then have a chance to direct their own scene from sample scripts with a camera on hand to see how their personal directing decisions can lead to results that will bring their own projects to an improved level of quality. Open to aspiring and emerging filmmakers.