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Film & TV

Bonus Chapter: Transcendental Meditation

David Lynch

Lesson time 17:08 min

David practices Transcendental Meditation twice a day. Learn to approach life and work with deeper awareness through meditation and enjoy the “doing” of almost any activity.

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David Lynch teaches his unconventional process for translating visionary ideas into film and other art forms.
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An avant-garde figure in filmmaking, David Lynch introduced mainstream audiences to art-house films. Now the Oscar-nominated director of Mulholland Drive teaches his cross-disciplinary creative process. Learn how he catches ideas, translates them into a narrative, and moves beyond formulaic storytelling. Embrace the art life in David’s MasterClass and learn to test the boundaries of your own artistic expression in any medium.



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4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I've been meditating since I was a child. I enjoyed the class. Thank you.

I'm so moved and affected by the opportunity to learn from Mr. Lynch...I appreciate his attitude and approach to the "Art Life" A true Master

great insights on filming--- understood structure and process---

Great to hear directly from David, unfiltered.


Comments

Jessica M.

Mr. Lynch, Thank you for giving us the gift of sharing your knowledge that you so zealously evolved into a vision that only belongs to you, your signature, your vision. Thank you for asking us to protect that in every creative endeavor we take but at the same time without losing our compassion in the process. I have been contemplating for some time to become an Art Teacher, seeing you go, now I know anything is possible like being an accomplished filmmaker and artist, all at the same time! Blessings to you. P.S: My daughter and I enjoyed watching you together. She thought your drawings were wonderful. She liked how you shared your story of becoming a filmmaker/artist while also making it fun with your humor and wit. She asked me to add these lines.

Cyril A.

Thank you! It was rather a pleasure of listening to David Lynch and inspiration from his stories, than any concrete hints or techniques (although, there were some). But my general insights into directing have surely deepened. So thank you.

Joe O.

Really enjoyed this class. A distinctively visceral approach to filmmaking. Sensitive awareness. Definitely on a different level. Somewhat artistically abstract and colorful as a rotating kaleidoscope morphing into a unique work of art. Like a profound stream of creative consciousness. Thank you, David!

Razemi M.

I revisit this chapter periodically; the way Lynch passionately expresses this topic of the unified field of consciousness helps me focus on a deeper level while letting go of negative thoughts. It's a great reminder like taking deep breaths, clearing the mind, and filling it with positive thoughts of self. Cleansing the mind and then focusing on whatever creative project I am working on and being there in that moment of creation. I even revisit this chapter when I am watching other masterclasses.

Jonathan B.

Inspiring to hear a true original artist talk about his craft. It's not exactly the words (although lots good there) -- it's his being. Thanks!

Joe H.

David is one of the most amazing people on this planet. His teachings are designed to bring the best out of people to serve the greater good. Fantastic class ~

A fellow student

fantastic class! i got a great idea for a short film :))) it came in a dream.

Brandi M.

Wonderful. Top three takeaways for me: Great ideas come from restrictions (necessity is the mother of invention); A film, even though it ends, a great one--leaves room to dream; and there is a sense of freedom from failure--no where to go but up. From personal experience, I can also confirm that there is great truth in his statement that there is comedic value in intense, unreasonable anger.

A fellow student

Just superb. What a director. What an evolved human being. And with a wonderful ability to explain his technique and experiences. Grateful for this hours.

Valentina K.

Amazing explanation thank you for making it so clear und understandable. Thank you for the class in general.