What does a film director do?

A director is a visionary, they imagine the film they have the crativit6y of putting other peoples work together they have an image of what they want. They control, actors, sound, editing, lighting and camerawork. They are in full control for when the cameras are rolling. Before action, the producers are in control, because they have control of the money.

The skills needed to become a director:

  • Determination
  • Leadership
  • Skills
  • Consistency
  • Perfectionist
  • Patient
  • Passionate
  • Respectful
  • Confident
  • Vision-creativity
  • LUCK

How to become a director

  • develop skills
  • make short films
  • watch films
  • go to university- get connections-LUCK
  • LUCK

Tim Burtons career line

Burton spent his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies. When he was in ninth grade his artistic skills were recognised by a local garbage company, he won first place in a competition. After graduating high school, he attended the California Institute of the Arts. His first job like many other students was as an animator for Disney.

His early film career was fuelled by an unlikely good luck. But it’s his skill and originality that has kept him at the top. his first film was Vincent(1982), an animated short about a boy who wanted to be Vincent Price, it won him many awards. He then made Frankenweenie(1984), his first live action film.

Then carried on to make films like Beetlejuice(1988), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(2005) and  Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street(2007) and so on.