Directing for Writers: A Crash Course

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Learn how to tell stories with the visual language of cinema. 

In this seminar, filmmaker writer/director Kevin T. Morales will give you a crash course in directing and teach you all the ingredients used in creating camera shots and their emotional purpose so you can visualize your story and bring it to life off the page. 

Whether you're looking to direct your first short, hone your already-existing directing skills, or want to dive deeper into a director's mind to understand how to craft your script in a more collaborative way, Kevin will shed light on the intricacies behind the skillset of film directing.

This session will cover the use and emotional impact of ...

  • Color Light and Composition
  • Lenses
  • Camera staging and movement
  • Aspect ratio 
  • Q&A

[Recorded June 26, 2024]

Kevin T. Morales is a Latino filmmaker and a California native now living in New York with his wife and two children. He is the nephew of Oscar-winning director Victor Fleming (Gone With the WindThe Wizard of Oz). Kevin went on to study drama, directing, and dramatic writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts as a National Merit and Dean’s Scholar. He has been the Artistic Director of two professional theater companies and written four original plays and three musicals and directed more than thirty professional productions Regionally and Off-Broadway. Since 2008 he has been writing and working in film and tv full time, and in 2019 shot his feature film Generation Wrecks, co-written with his daughter, actress Victoria Leigh, which made its world premiere at Dances With Films in Hollywood in the summer of 2021. The film has earned invitations to The Catalina Film Festival, Coney Island Film Festival, Vail Film Festival, Jersey Shore Film Festival, Studio City International Film Festival, and The Florida Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for narrative feature. He was also selected as a fellow for the 2021 Latino Media Market. His suspenseful ghost-story feature, Shadow Vaults, is premiering at Gen Con in August. He has a number of films and TV series in development with various companies. Much of his time is spent wrangling his sheepdog, Mabel, and pursuing his masters in Fine Arts, Screenwriting and Fiction at the University of California. Kevin is repped by MSW Media Management.

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