The 13-episode season of American Family
, an entire 75-day television shoot (intentionally scheduled like a film production), was shot using a 24P HD three-camera setup.
The daytime drama has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring forms of entertainment since its inception nearly six decades ago with many technological advancements that have impacted how these shows are made.
Reality shows are visually and logistically complex and require dozens of cameras. To incorporate all that takes forethought and planning; basically, it takes a director.
DGA Responds to the Controversy
The DGA addresses the controversy surrounding smoking in the movies.
Reconstructing The Big Red One
Details DGA member Richard Schickel's efforts to assemble a complete version of director Sam Fuller's The Big Red One
James Signorelli, who directs SNL's film and commercial parodies, and Beth McCarthy-Miller, who directs the live segments, discuss the challenges and pleasures of putting together 90 minutes of comedy a week.
June 28 was a day of competition and camaraderie for members who went to participate in either the 8th Annual DGA Golf Tournament or Inaugural DGA Foundation Tennis Tournament.
The DGA hosted a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
followed by a Q&A with director Alphonso Cuaron
The celebration of a made-for-television movie about a court case that instigated a sea change in official American race relations reflected in spirit the group that put it on at the Directors Guild of America.
The Nutty Professor
The IDC screened The Nutty Professor
(1963); an unexpected pairing of moderator Miguel Arteta and director Jerry Lewis.
On May 22, the DGA Director/UPM Committee conducted its second meeting to explore ways of increasing collaboration and communication between UPMs and directors.
The DGA's African-American Steering Committee hosted "A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou: Master Storyteller."
On May 8 in New York and May 20 in Los Angeles, DGA Special Projects hosted screenings of director Mario Van Peebles' Baadassss!
, followed by Q&As with both Mario and Melvin Van Peebles.
On May 1, Bay Area members gathered to attend "Episodic Television Directing," presented by Paris Barclay and Bob Butler.
The DGA presents a special tribute to Elia Kazan, director of some of the most iconics films of his era such as On the Waterfront
(1954), A Face in the Crowd
(1957) and America, America