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Directing Class with Kindrid Parker!
Stage Werx Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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Directing Class with Kindrid Parker!

In this class, students will learn the principles of film directing through lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises.  Kindrid will teach the art of working with actors as well as how to manage and rely on crew. Students are taught how to navigate the challenges of low-budget independent filmmaking to maintain and accomplish their vision, and see their projects through from pre-production to post-production.

Class Highlights:
- How speak and connect with actors
- How to hold effective rehearsals
- How to work with multiple actors of varying skill level and temperament
- The importance of a shot list
- How to work with your Assistant Director
- How to work with your Director of Photography
- Sensitive subject matters and intimate scenes
- How to maintain creative vision while adapting to complications
- How to stay focused as a director while managing a crew

Monday, December 20th
Stage Werx Theatre; 533 Sutter Street

Members: $25
Non Members: $50

Instructor Bio:
Kindrid Parker is a writer, award-winning filmmaker, and founding member of San Francisco-based production company Last Wave Film. He grew up in Columbia, South Carolina writing stories and experimenting with Super 8 film, video tape, and audio recording. He made his way to San Francisco in 1992 and began his creative career publishing fiction and experimental prose through a number of literary journals, including the post-punk, rogue publication 3am and the half-century-old surrealist cornerstone The Walrus. His voice as a writer and longtime experimentation with film naturally met, and in early 2007, Kindrid founded his production company, Last Wave Film. The films he's written and directed have been on view at various mainstays of the Bay Area filmmaking community: The Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Museum, The Artists' Television Access, The Knew Nothing, Ark 221 Gallery, The Cafe Revolution, The Space Gallery, and many others. His most recent film, Act III, Scene 1, a contemporary revision of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, won City Shorts Film Festival and is currently receiving outstanding public reception on the festival circuit. As a working producer and assistant director, Kindrid is also a vital contributor to countless Bay Area productions. Informed by his background as a writer, his films are literary, visceral, hypnotic, and fitful; operating according to the rhythms and logic of the id. Kindrid is currently in pre-production on his feature film Trubble, an impressionistic coming of age allegory about children in the deep south.



Stage Werx Theatre
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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