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- "Gil Bettman's insights on how to shoot with a moving camera helped me hone my craft as a director. He has an ultra-modern approach on how to weave and integrate dynamic camera motion into a narrative— an approach which certainly found its way into The Fourth Kind."
- "Gil Bettman has lucidly set down the ABCs of directing so that dedicated students can learn exactly what will be required of them when they step onto a set."
- "With astonishing clarity Mark Travis articulates the techniques and skills of film directing. Not only does the beginning student find invaluable guidance on all stages of the directing process, but the experienced director will learn rational explanations for many of the things he may have only been doing intuitively."
- "Mark Travis is the only practical teacher of directing I've ever met — and simply the best. I learned more from him than I did in four years of film school!"
Gil Bettman in India lecturing on action sequences.
Mark W. Travis directing Henry Winkler on the set of HILLERS.
Bob Zemeckis, CAST AWAY DP, Don Burgess and Gil Bettman discuss a shot.
Mark W. Travis on set with students.
Gil Bettman lectures at Institute of Film, Television and Radio, Estankino, Moscow.
The Hollywood Film Directing seminar is the ideal launching pad for anyone who aspires to direct professionally. In two days, two master teachers reveal the essential elements of craft which all great directors use to create powerful films. Both Mark W. Travis and Gil Bettman have spent a lifetime directing and teaching. Drawing on this experience they have developed probing insights into the secrets of directing. Both have published books praised as masterful and definitive by working directors such as Bob Zemeckis, John Badham and Mark Rydell.
The demand for their extraordinary teaching skills has spread world-wide, and taken them to eighteen countries where they have taught at forty different filmschools and other venues. Now they have teamed up to teach aspiring directors how to use superior rehearsal technique and insightful script analysis to create great performances, and how to best capture those performances on film through cutting-edge visual design.
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