In Latin is where the etymological origin of the word director is found. Specifically, it comes from the sum of three components of said language: the prefix “di-“, which is equivalent to “divergence”; the verb “regere”, which is synonymous with “govern”, and the suffix “-tor”, which can be used as “agent”.
Director is an adjective that refers to the one who directs. The verb direct, on the other hand, is linked to the action of taking something to a designated term or place; guide through signs or indications; direct the intention and operations to a certain end; give rules for the management of a company; guide; or mark a certain artistic orientation to those who intervene in a work or show. According to Abbreviationfinder, D stands for Director.
It is therefore possible to refer to different types of directors. A film director or filmmaker is the person who, in the filming of a movie, is in charge of deciding the camera setting, giving instructions to the actors, supervising the scenery and costumes and carrying out other actions that allow the filming to be carried out successfully..
For example: “Last night I saw a great movie by a Swedish director”, “Steven Spielberg is my favorite director”, “Terminator, Titanic and Avatar are some of the most successful films by director James Cameron”.
The conductor, on the other hand, is the subject who is dedicated to coordinating the various instruments that make up an orchestra. This conductor must keep the tempo of the interpretation, indicate the dynamic accents and signal the entrance of the individual instrumental groups. To give his instructions, the conductor uses gestures and the movement of a stick known as a baton.
Within the religious sphere, we find the so-called spiritual director. This is the position held by the person, specifically the priest, who is in charge of advising all those faithful who ask him for help for questions related to conscience or morals.
In schools, for example, there is also a director. This has a wide range of functions that must be carried out for the proper functioning of the school, institute or university. Among those, the following stand out:
- Plan, coordinate and control both academic and administrative activities.
- Evaluate the work carried out by the teachers who make up the staff.
- Ensure compliance with established standards, either by educators or by students and the rest of the people who make up the educational community.
- Lead the faculty council.
- Be the manager and evaluator of the different programs of complementary, special, cultural, sports activities… that are developed within the framework of the center.
- Organize and approve the schedules of the various activities as well as of all the school groups and, therefore, of the teachers.
- Manage and answer to the Ministry of Education for everything that has to do with the center.
In a sports team, the technical director is the one in charge of managing the training, developing the strategy and deciding who will play each game. The functions of the technical director go beyond the sport itself, since he must also guarantee good coexistence in the group and keep the players motivated.