Bobby Roth has directed more than eighty episodes of television, twenty-five TV movies, and thirteen feature films, and he has been teaching film seminars throughout the world for the last ten years. Now, through interviews with more than fifty of his colleagues in the film industry, hours of original behind-the-scenes footage, and an unprecedented glimpse of production materials, A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth’s Master Class demystifies the craft of directing and hands over all the tools aspiring filmmakers need to feel comfortable walking onto a set and calling Action!
In this first episode, we examine the idea that film directors should be spontaneous and have the freedom of "winging it." Bobby’s method, on the other hand, emphasizes extremely disciplined preparation that allows you to be free in the moment, principally for the actors, and allows you flexibility for contingencies. An extensive case study from Prison Break helps illuminate the importance of prep work and how it can pay off.