Introduction to Film Directing from the Trenches of an Indie Film Director

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Stacia Crawford

Webinar hosted by: Stacia Crawford

Director (Netflix & Lifetime)

Stacia Crawford is a Director/Producer/Writer/Actress currently splitting time between Atlanta and Los Angeles. In 2018, she directed two thriller feature films (premieres on Netflix and Lifetime), and is slated to direct two feature films in 2019. As a producer she has helmed five feature films with Mar Vista Entertainment (premieres on Hallmark, Lifetime, CMT), in addition to several independent feature films. In television, Stacia co-directed/produced various unscripted series for NBC/Esquire, The History Channel, A&E, AMC, Spike, Logo, Pivot, Blaze TV, MTV. She also produced several web content shows, most notably for My Space. Prior to directing/producing, Stacia started her career as an actress/writer and can be seen in several feature films, including cameo roles in films that she’s directed. As a writer, she has written two novels (Kit Ten, The Space Between) and co-created four original dramatic television series, (Driving Under The Influence, Wildcatters, American Caesar, Senescent) all currently in development. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

With the ability to film being more accessible, there are more opportunities than ever to be a director. To help you on your directing journey, we've brought in Stacia Crawford. In 2018 she directed two films that premiered on Netflix and Lifetime and with their success she is now signed on to direct two more. She started her career as a producer and actress in feature films and television which led to her love for directing and becoming a professional Storyteller. 

In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, attendees will walk away with general information on what a Director’s responsibilities are through pre-production, physical production and post. Since Stacia has also produced, you will get the added benefit of general production information, as well as tips on working with actors. The more well-rounded a director is, the better the final product will be.

What You'll Learn

Pre-Production:

  • What is the job of a Director *Preparing a Vision Board / Mood Reel
  • How to break down a script
  • How to choose the right Actors
  • How to choose the right DP and AD *How to do a shot list

Production:

  • How to work with Actors
  • How to work with Producers/Crew on set
  • Set etiquette for Above the Line
  • Making your day without compromising your vision
  • Dailies
  • Picking up scenes / Moving schedule around
  • Wrapping out

Post-Production:

  • Working with the Editor to deliver the rough cut, fine cut, and locked cut
  • Working with the Composer for Score
  • Doing the Final mix and Color

Q&A with Stacia!

About Your Instructor

Stacia Crawford is a Director/Producer/Writer/Actress currently splitting time between Atlanta and Los Angeles. In 2018, she directed two thriller feature films (premieres on Netflix and Lifetime), and is slated to direct two feature films in 2019. As a producer she has helmed five feature films with Mar Vista Entertainment (premieres on Hallmark, Lifetime, CMT), in addition to several independent feature films. In television, Stacia co-directed/produced various unscripted series for NBC/Esquire, The History Channel, A&E, AMC, Spike, Logo, Pivot, Blaze TV, MTV. She also produced several web content shows, most notably for My Space. Prior to directing/producing, Stacia started her career as an actress/writer and can be seen in several feature films, including cameo roles in films that she’s directed. As a writer, she has written two novels (Kit Ten, The Space Between) and co-created four original dramatic television series, (Driving Under The Influence, Wildcatters, American Caesar, Senescent) all currently in development.

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