Mark W Travis

MARK W. TRAVIS is regarded by Hollywood and independent film professionals internationally as the world’s leading teacher and consultant on the art and craft of film directing and storytelling. Winner of over 30 directorial awards and affectionately called “the director’s director,” Mark is always in high demand on film projects worldwide.

Over more than 40 years of teaching, Mark Travis developed THE TRAVIS TECHNIQUE, an exciting and dynamic approach to writing and directing that elicits authentic and deeply moving performances from actors and storytellers of every genre. He has taught this revolutionary approach to directors, actors and writers in over 50 film schools and film organizations around the world. 

Training in THE TRAVIS TECHNIQUE is offered online and in person in the form of workshops, master classes, private consultations and individual mentorship programs. The training covers all stages of filmmaking, from script analysis and breakdown to pre-production, production and post-production. 

In 2015 Mark joined with renowned poet, storyteller and artist Elsha Bohnert to bring a more kinesthetic and visceral approach to The Travis Technique. Together they conduct on site workshops in Los Angeles as well as venues overseas in Europe and Southeast Asia.

Mark Travis is the author of DIRECTING FEATURE FILMS: The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers and Actors (required text in film schools across the world) and THE FILM DIRECTOR’S BAG OF TRICKS: Get What You Want from Writers and Actors.

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