Film director

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A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.wikipedia
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Film

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A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.
Preceding film in origin by thousands of years, early plays and dances had elements common to film: scripts, sets, costumes, production, direction, actors, audiences, storyboards and scores.

Auteur

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Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
An auteur (, 'author') is an artist, usually a film director, who applies a highly centralized and subjective control to many aspects of a collaborative creative work; in other words, a person equivalent to an author of a novel or a play.

Casting (performing arts)

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The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.
However, within a given television production a casting panel can consist of a television producer, or within film production a casting panel could contain a film producer, film director, and/or choreographer.

Cinematographer

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Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, producers, film editors or actors.
The cinematographer selects the camera, film stock, lenses, filters, etc., to realize the scene in accordance with the intentions of the director.

Filmmaking

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The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.

Film producer

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Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, producers, film editors or actors.
One of the most important tasks is to hire the director and other key crew members.

Film editing

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Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, producers, film editors or actors. While the film is still in production, the director sends "dailies" to the film editor and explains his or her overall vision for the film, allowing the editor to assemble an editor's cut.
Sometimes, auteurist film directors edit their own films, for example, Akira Kurosawa, Bahram Beyzai and the Coen brothers.

Director's cut

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In post-production, the director works with the editor to edit the material into the director's cut.
A director's cut is an edited version of a film (or television episode, music video, commercial, or video game) that is supposed to represent the director's own approved edit.

Dailies

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While the film is still in production, the director sends "dailies" to the film editor and explains his or her overall vision for the film, allowing the editor to assemble an editor's cut.
They are thus referred to because usually at the end of each day, its footage is developed, synced to sound, and printed on film in a batch (or telecined onto video tape or disk) for viewing the next day by the director, for selected actors and film crew members.

Final cut privilege

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Well-established directors have the "final cut privilege", meaning that they have the final say on which edit of the film is released.
Final cut privilege is the right of an individual (often a director or producer) to approve the version of a film released for public viewing.

Wally Pfister

Several American cinematographers have become directors, including Barry Sonnenfeld, originally the Coen brothers' DP; Wally Pfister, cinematographer on Christopher Nolan's three Batman films made his directorial debut with Transcendence.
Walter C. Pfister, ASC (born July 8, 1961) is an American cinematographer and director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan.

Christopher Nolan

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Several American cinematographers have become directors, including Barry Sonnenfeld, originally the Coen brothers' DP; Wally Pfister, cinematographer on Christopher Nolan's three Batman films made his directorial debut with Transcendence.
Christopher Edward Nolan, (born 30 July 1970) is a British-American film director, screenwriter, and producer, who is known for making personal, distinctive films within the Hollywood mainstream.

Editor's cut

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While the film is still in production, the director sends "dailies" to the film editor and explains his or her overall vision for the film, allowing the editor to assemble an editor's cut.
An editor's cut of a motion picture is made by the film editor on their own, or working with the film director.

Assistant director

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Despite the misnomer, assistant director has become a completely separate career path and is not typically a position for aspiring directors, but there are exceptions in some countries such as India where assistant directors are indeed directors-in-training.
The role of an assistant to the director is often confused with assistant director but the responsibilities are entirely different.

Film and Television Institute of India

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Notable film schools outside of the United States include Beijing Film Academy, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City, Dongseo University in South Korea, FAMU in Prague, Film and Television Institute of India, HFF Munich, La Femis in Paris, Tel Aviv University, and Vancouver Film School.
The Institute offers three-year post-graduate diploma courses in film direction, editing, cinematography and audiography; two-year courses in acting and art direction; a one and a half year course in computer graphics and animation; a one-year course in feature film scriptwriting.

American Film Institute

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In recent decades American directors have primarily been coming out of USC, UCLA, AFI, Columbia University, and NYU, each of which are known for cultivating a certain style of filmmaking.
That program grew into the AFI Conservatory, an accredited graduate film school located in the hills above Hollywood, California, providing training in six filmmaking disciplines: cinematography, directing, editing, producing, production design, and screenwriting.

Alan Smithee

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Alan Smithee (also Allen Smithee) is an official pseudonym used by film directors who wish to disown a project.

Outline of film

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Screenplay

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A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision.

Goal

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A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision.

European Union law

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Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.

Budget

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Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the budget.

Screenwriter

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Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, producers, film editors or actors.

Outline (list)

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Some outline a general plotline and let the actors improvise dialogue, while others control every aspect, and demand that the actors and crew follow instructions precisely.