Stage 32 Directing Workshop: Master Your Vision

Taught by Bobby Roth


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Class hosted by: Bobby Roth


Bobby Roth's features have been honored at over seventy international film festivals, including MANHOOD, which was a premiere selection at Sundance, THE BOSS’S SON starring Rita Moreno, which was named Best Feature Film at the Miami International Film Festival. His other internationally acclaimed films include CIRCLE OF POWER, HEARTBREAKERS, DEAD SOLID PERFECT, JACK THE DOG, BERKLEY, and BAJA OKLAHOMA, which was nominated for four ACE awards and a Golden Globe. In addition to his work in features, he’s also directed countless hours of popular television series, including GREY’S ANATOMY, MACGYVER, AGENTS OF SHIELD, and more. Full Bio »


Maximize your creativity with the guidance of a professional filmmaker with over 40 years of experience in this directing intensive, covering everything from development through post-production. You’ll take a deep dive into everything expected of you as a director and how to achieve your vision.

Do you dream of directing your own feature but worry that you don’t have the training or experience to make it happen?

Whether you want to establish yourself as an independent filmmaker, build a career within the traditional system, or become an accomplished television director, all it takes is one project to set your career in motion.

But directing is more than supervising a crew and telling actors how to emote. Directing starts months before cameras start rolling, as you lock the script, determine your vision, and set a production plan to execute it. It’s an enormous task and one that you need to know what it entails before jumping in.

This Stage 32 exclusive course teaches you just that. Starting with how to break down a script and design a visual story, through pre-production with scouting and casting, to the actual production and managing your cast and crew, and through post-production, where you have the last chance to create your vision. You’ll learn time-management skills and tools to collaborate with your crew and actors so that everyone is as excited and invested in the project as you. You’ll even see how directors get hired in the industry for directing jobs, so you can hit the ground running in your career.

Taking you through these invaluable tools is feature film and television director Bobby Roth, who has over 40 years as a director in the business and whose films have been honored at over 70 international film festivals. He’s worked with top-tier talent, including Academy Award-winner Rita Moreno on the film THE BOSS’ SON, who won Best Supporting Actress at the Miami International Film Festival. He’s been nominated and won several awards for his work in features, including the films HEARTBREAKERS, BAJA OKLAHOMA, DEAD SOLID PERFECT, MANHOOD, and BERKELEY. He’s also directed countless hours of television on popular shows, such as GREY’S ANATOMY, MACGYVER, and AGENTS OF SHIELD.

Using his decades of experience, Bobby will show you how a director learns all the filmmaking skills, such as screenwriting, casting, editing, and composing, in order to build great partnerships with every member of production and create a beautifully cohesive story.

After this intensive, you will have access to this incredible resource on-demand. You will also walk away with confidence that you know everything being a director entails and how to achieve a fantastic film with your team.

What You'll Learn

Introduction: Using Imagination And Thinking Visually

Approaching And Interpreting The Script

Designing Your Shots

Casting From A Director's Perspective

Managing Your Time As A Director

Collaborating With The Team & Choosing Your Crew

Directing Actors: Part I

Directing Actors: Part II

Preparing For And Managing Post-Production As A Director

Getting Hired And Understanding The Business

About Your Instructor

Bobby Roth's features have been honored at over seventy international film festivals, including MANHOOD, which was a premiere selection at Sundance, THE BOSS’S SON starring Rita Moreno, which was named Best Feature Film at the Miami International Film Festival. His other internationally acclaimed films include CIRCLE OF POWER, HEARTBREAKERS, DEAD SOLID PERFECT, JACK THE DOG, BERKLEY, and BAJA OKLAHOMA, which was nominated for four ACE awards and a Golden Globe. In addition to his work in features, he’s also directed countless hours of popular television series, including GREY’S ANATOMY, MACGYVER, AGENTS OF SHIELD, and more.


Saturday February 19 – 9:00am-2:30pm PST


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A: Stage 32 Next Level Classes are typically 90-minute broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32.

Q: Do I have to be located in a specific location?
A: No, you can participate from the comfort of your own home using your personal computer! If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the class.

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Q: What if I cannot attend the live lab class?
A: If you attend a live online class, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the class. If you cannot attend a live class, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A. Plus, your instructor will be available via email throughout the lab.

Q: Will I have access to the lab afterward to rewatch?
A: Yes! After the purchase of the lab, you will have on-demand access to the video recording, which you can view as many times as you'd like!








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