Directing Class with Paul Martin!
Topics this Class with Cover
- Directing Studio versus Indie films
- The relationship between AD and Directors
- A typical day for a director on the set
- A directors role to the crew
- How to make a scene look excellent: storyboarding, blocking, rehearsing
- How to direct extras
- How to deal with A-list Actors
- How to deal with inexperienced actors
- How to shoot quickly, when you dont have a lot of time...
- Pitfalls to avoid when shooting
Paul Martin graduated from the University of Santa Clara (Cum Laude) with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. He served four years in the U.S. Army in Italy, attaining the rank of Captain, before moving to Los Angeles. A member of the Directors Guild of America, Paul has worked as a First Assistant Director in such exotic locations as Estonia, Bali, Wales and Bulgaria with film studios 20th Century Fox, HBO, and Columbia Pictures. Feature credits include: Dude Where's My Car, Drive Me Crazy, Lambada: The Forbidden Dance, Hellraiser III and the cult classic, Lobster Man From Mars.
Paul founded Vineyard Productions, producing and directing short films and corporate media projects in Northern California. He wrote and directed the award-winning short film Ash Wednesday, an official selection at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival, among others. Another of Pauls award-winning short films, Widow Maker, was recognized in the National Film Challenge as well as officially selected at other film festivals. He produced the short film Flashcards, a narrative on child abuse, which garnered the audience choice award at the New York International Film and Video Festival and was selected for the Marche Du Film at Cannes.
Along with his directing and producing credits, Paul is a prolific writer, having completed more than a dozen registered feature film scripts. His script Great Wine, Good Feud was optioned in 2002 and two of his projects, Rockets Red Glare and Two Moons, have received recognition at national screenplay competitions.
Paul recently served as the Chairman of the San Francisco Coordinating Committee of the Directors Guild of America.
Pier 26 (the warehouse directly under the Bay Bridge)
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San Francisco, CA
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