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1. a member of the governing board of a business concern who may or may not have an executive function
2. the person responsible for the artistic and technical aspects of making a film or television programme
3. Music another word (esp US) for conductor


Telephone switch which translates the digits dialed into the directing digits actually used to switch the call.
A parasitic element placed a fraction of a wavelength ahead of a dipole receiving antenna to increase the gain of the array in the direction of the major lobe.
Electromechanical equipment which is used to track a moving target in azimuth and angular height and which, with the addition of other necessary information from an outside source, such as a radar set or a range finder, continuously computes firing data and transmits them to the guns.


A 3D animation authoring and playback system for Windows and Mac from Adobe. Director is used to develop sophisticated interactive games and virtual worlds. Using a bitmap-based rendering engine and supporting myriad multimedia formats, including Flash, developers script their animations in JavaScript or Adobe's Lingo.

Create in Director, Play in Shockwave
Director source files use a .DIR extension and can be edited and run between platforms. For distribution over the Web, DIR source files are published to Shockwave files (.DCR extension) that are played in Shockwave Player either within the Web browser or from stand-alone applications.

Introduced by MacroMind in 1985 for the Mac as VideoWorks, it became MacroMind Director and finally, via mergers, Macromedia Director. A version for Windows was later developed, and Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005. See Shockwave, Shockmachine, shocked site, SWF and Flash.
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Van Sant's Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Barbara A.
The winners of the 2006 Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, and the recipients of the Guild's 2007 Career Achievement Awards, are:
Haggis, who also wrote and produced the film, has been a successful screenwriter (``Million Dollar Baby''), but his directorial efforts had been mostly in television shows, including ``thirtysomething.
Price was also responsible for launching the career of director John Singleton when he brought Singleton's critically acclaimed directorial debut "Boyz N The Hood" to the screen.
During the event, Mehta appreciated Mahesh for giving him the directorial freedom and said: "I was surprised when I reached the sets on the first day in Rajasthan.
Rarely exhibited, the Cosmococcas--projected images of pop icons superimposed with drawings done in cocaine--will be shown here alongside Oiticica's single directorial adventure, his 1972 Agripina e Roma Manhattan, shot in Super-8.
Unflinchingly honest and perceptive, Klymkiw's directorial debut is a devastating dramatic dissection of just how strangely caring, potentially dangerous, and downright idiotic male bonding can be.
Tour Of Directorial Debut 'A Million To Juan' SAN ANTONIO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepsi-Cola Company today kicked off its 1994 Latino marketing campaign with its Cinco de Mayo sponsorship of the premier showing of comedian Paul Rodriquez directorial debut, "A Million to Juan," a Mexican American film and based on the classic Mark Twain story "The Million Pound Bank Note.
His directorial debut, "The Shawshank Redemption," was nominated for seven Academy Awards(R) including Best Picture.
Chopra had made a dream directorial debut with Khan-starrer all-time super hit "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" back in 1995.
Summary: Madonna's toyboy Ibrahim Zaibat made a rare appearance alongside the singer on Monday, at the premiere of her directorial debut film W.
Some shows were praised for their diverse directorial staffs including Fox's ``The Bernie Mac Show,'' and three NBC shows: ``Third Watch,'' ``Frasier'' and ``ER.

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