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Visual History with Félix Alcalá

Interviewed by: Vincent Misiano

Director Félix Alcalá (ER, The Good Wife, Madam Secretary) discusses his directorial career in episodic television, movies for television, and feature film; his background as a cinematographer; and shares some of the lessons he’s learned while behind the camera.

On Battlestar Galactica

Félix Alcalá speaks about directing his movie for television Battlestar Galactica: Razor and why he referenced an historical image from the Vietnam War.

On Breaking Down a Script

Alcalá discusses how he breaks down a script and discovers the guiding theme that helps him direct the episode.

On the "Strike Zone"

Alcalá talks using the frame to engage the audience and advises directors to never shoot in the “strike zone.”