A presenter's guide to directing
With years of production experience, Kate Humble offers a guide to directing from a presenter's perspective. Kate, who presents Springwatch and Lambing Live for the BBC, talks about what it is like being a in front of the camera and how directors can enable presenters to perform.
Kate, who presents Springwatch and Lambing Live, talks about what it feels like to be in front of the camera and how directors can help presenters to feel more confident and deliver better performances.
"Yes, you're directing pictures, but you're also a director of communications." – Kate Humble
For Kate, the key is clear communication. She wants her directors to spend time talking through the story and schedule for the day before filming begins. She also asks them to give her clear shouts of action and cut, and to let her know what shot size they’re on.
But it’s not all about technique. Kate also rates empathy and recognition of the morale boosting power of the tea break as key skills in the director’s armoury.