Director Training: Report on Christopher Nolan’s Directing Style

For the purposes of the course, training and assessment in the ‘directing’ category have to do with aspects of ‘mise-en-scéne’ and directing actors. Training for directors may include: an examination and report on a director’s style. [Image 1: Christopher Nolan] For the final digital filming project, I was assigned as the first-unit director. A very simple definition of my job is to be the director’s assistant, listening to every single one of her orders and taking charge when the director is missing, along with completing over trivial tasks. For training, there are 6 categories: directing, cinematography, editing, sound, scriptwriting, special effects. Since there is no exact category for me to work in, I decided to do a training in directing, as I am also partially a director, and I have a extremely high interest in studying actual renowned hollywood directors. In the start of the year, we were told to write down our favourite movie, and my favourite movie was Inception. Inception had a crazy plot as the film explored the boundaries between reality and imagination. However, I did not have a clue for who directed this film. As I did some research, I realised it was Christopher Nolan. He is considered as one of the most popular directors of this era, as he directed the Batman Trilogy, and Memento, and Interstellar. Interstellar was also another crazy movie that incorporated physics concepts that I have a strong passion in. Thus, I have decided to heavily analyse Christopher Nolan’s directing style and learn his secrets of captivating the world’s attention. Christopher Nolan is from London. His father is from United Kingdom, while his mother is from United States. He had both citizenships, and he began making films at an extremely early age of 7 using his father’s Super 8 camera. Star Wars was Nolan’s inspirations and at the age of 8, he created a stop animation (which I was learning in second semester of high school year), named Space Wars. He earned his college education in Haileybury and Imperal Service College and University College London. He was the president of the Union’s Film Society. Having a close look at his early life, it can be noticed that he had a very strong passion for filming ever since he was young, but there is no noticeable trait that discerns him from other directors and of how his directing style came to...
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Mark’s Experiment with Lens Whacking

In this training, I experimented of “Lens Whacking”, which involves filming a video while having the lens detached from the camera, but held in front of it by hand. it can create some focus shifting effects along with flare effects....
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3D Text Example

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Henry’ 8 Hour Challenge Film

This is a video showing Henry and his group’s 8 Hour Challenge film in the film festival. It’s about “Drunk in Shanghai” It’s really cool, please watch! Drunk in Shanghai_1 Link to the...
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Henry, Michelle, Jennifer, Nicole’s Ball Animation

Hi, here’s our little video of awesome animated ball bouncing video! http://thestudio.carrotrevolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Michelle_Henry_Jennifer_Nicole_BouncingBall1.mp4 Link to...
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