Film and Movie Director

T Minus Productions has a staff and network of directors, producers, development execs, writers, and crew to help you attain a dynamic film.

Film directors are responsible for overseeing all creative aspects of a film. They often develop and carry out the vision, deciding how the film should look and feel. In other words, they make their vision come to life. They are responsible for turning the script into a sequence of shots. They also direct what tone it should have and what an audience should gain from the cinematic experience.

Film directors are responsible for deciding camera angles, lens effects and lighting with the help of the cinematographer, and set design with the help of the production designer. They will often take part in hiring key crew members. They also may be involved in the writing, financing, producing and editing of a film.

The director works closely with the cast and crew to shape the film. Some like to conduct rigorous rehearsals in preproduction while others do so before each scene. In either case, this process is essential as it tells the director as well as other key members of the crew (director of photography, stunt choreographer, hair stylist, etc.), how the actors are going to play the scene, which enables them to make any necessary adjustments.

Directors often use storyboards to illustrate sequences and concepts, and a director’s viewfinder to set up camera angles. The director also plays a key role in post-production. He or she works with the editor to ensure that the emotions of the scene and the close ups, mid shots and wide or long shots appropriately reflect which character is driving the narrative.

The director also advises on the (color) grading of the final images, adding warmth or frigidity to the composition of the shots to reflect the emotional subtext of the character or environment. The director will sometimes participate in the sound mix and musical composition of the film.

2nd Unit Director TJ White lining up a Shot of “Huff”