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Motion picture directors


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    • Directors, Film
    • Directors, Motion picture
    • Directors, Movie
    • Film directors
    • Filmmakers
    • Movie directors
    • Moviemakers
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    • found: Work cat.: Bogdanovich, Peter. Peter Bogdanovich : interviews, 2015:p. vii (arrived in California as a film journalist; began directing in 1968, the year his debut film, Targets, was released; directors) p. 5 (film director) p. 13 (movie director) p. 18 (filmmakers)
    • found: Singleton, R.S. Filmmaker's dictionary, c2000(director: Individual ultimately responsible for all the creative aspects of a motion picture, theatrical or television show. He is hired by the producer, though some directors produce for themselves; filmmaker: Individual who is actively involved in the various stages of making a film. The term "filmmaker" is typically used to refer to a film director or a filmmaking hyphenate, such as director-producer, director-writer-producer, director-wrtier-editor-producer. Also called a moviemaker)
    • found: Konigsberg, I. The complete film dictionary, 1998(director: The individual responsible for putting a work on film and sometimes for the vision and final realization of the entire motion picture; filmmaker: The individual responsible for the making of a film. (1) In commercial cinema the term is generally applied to the director, who is often responsible for the artistic vision of the entire work. (2) The term, however, more accurately applies to an individual who is responsible not only for the artistic vision, but also the major technical operation, such as filming and editing, in what is normally a smaller-scale production, especially of a documentary or experimental film.)
    • found: Index terms for occupations in archival and manuscript collections, via WWW, Feb. 1, 2016(Motion picture directors)
    • found: Dictionary of occupational titles, via WWW, Feb. 1, 2016(Director, Motion Picture. Reads and interprets script, conducts rehearsals, and directs activities of cast and technical crew for motion picture film: Confers with Art Director (motion picture; radio-tv broad.) to ensure that music, sets, scenic effects, and costumes conform to script interpretation. Confers with Director of Photography (motion picture) to explain details of scene to be photographed and to consider utilization of miniatures, stock film, inserts, transparencies, backgrounds, or trick shots. Schedules sequences of scenes to be filmed for each day of shooting, grouping scenes together according to set and cast of characters. Rehearses cast and suggests changes, using knowledge of acting, voice, and movement to elicit best possible performance. Informs technicians of scenery, lights, props, and other equipment desired. Approves scenery, costumes, choreography, and music. Directs cast, Director of Photography (motion picture; radio-tv broad.), and other technicians during rehearsals and final filming. May audition and select cast. May cut and edit film. May direct film on set in studio or on location. May direct film for television.)
    • found: ONET - Occupational Information Network website, Feb. 1, 2016(Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio. Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.)
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