10 Top Qualities of a Great Director

I love working with directors that have any or all of the following qualities. Could just be my opinion, but a director with any of these qualities is not only great to work with but more importantly really inspires you with enthusiasm and creativity.

  1. Clarity of vision
  2. Originality
  3. Inspiring and passionate; a leader
  4. Trust and faith in his or her crew’s abilities and talents
  5. Previous experience as director and other roles in production
  6. Objectively open to other people’s ideas/points of view (but absolutely, unwaveringly certain of their own)
  7. Tactful; gives criticism in a constructive way (my fragile little ego… 😉 )
  8. Fun to work with (even if only in hindsight!)
  9. Focussed on the project; not easily distracted
  10. Always has a good few more projects ready to go when this one is finished 😉


4 Replies to “10 Top Qualities of a Great Director”

  1. hi, im blaze. im 15. i have 5 qualities amog the above. i wanna be a director and all above are clear but i feel that the best quality is appropriate knowledge about your script.

  2. Blaze

    Even at such a young age you already seem to possess two very important director qualities:

    1) Confidence

    2) Ambition

    Good luck for the future.

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