Harvardwood Suggests... Master Class: Lessons from a Life Behind the Camera with Ken Kwapis

June 21, 2022 at 4:00pm - 7pm

Understanding both the craft of directing and the essential steps for navigating the business are key to maintaining a career as a director. Join accomplished director Ken Kwapis, a two-time Emmy nominee with 11 features under his belt and a diverse array of television credits, as he shares lessons learned from a life behind the camera. Using his book, But What I Really Want To Do Is Direct, as a springboard, Ken will cover three broad areas: 1) Things I didn't learn in film school; 2) How to prepare a scene; 3) Becoming a better student of human nature. In this live and interactive three-hour event, the audience will also have the opportunity to ask Ken about his career, the craft of directing in general, and the challenges aspiring directors face today.

Topics covered include:

  • Developing leadership skills
  • Being proactive on your own set
  • How to give productive feedback
  • Listening to your own voice
  • Playable notes
  • How to measure success
  • Finding a personal connection to the script
  • Playing the long game


More info HERE.

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