From David Lynch's MasterClass

Educating Yourself

David believes that the best learning is experiential and hands-on. He shares lessons from his first experiments in cinema and discusses the master filmmakers who have inspired him.

Topics include: Learning by Doing: David’s First Film • Learning From Film Analysis

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David believes that the best learning is experiential and hands-on. He shares lessons from his first experiments in cinema and discusses the master filmmakers who have inspired him.

Topics include: Learning by Doing: David’s First Film • Learning From Film Analysis

David Lynch

Teaches Creativity and Film

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Connect with your creativity

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.

Reviews

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

How can you not love this man? He's looking for his truth and seeking the highest truth in his art. That is a most honorable pursuit.

I've been reminded to daydream, and to set the intention of desiring and idea, and then catching it and writing it down in a way that I will recall it in full.

David Lynch is a great teacher. Thank you, David!

I found the lessons to be applicable to a creative practice, improving the work itself and personally fulfilling and energizing.

Comments

Jack

I remember a while back I was watching Sunset Blvd for the first time, around 15yrs old. The end when she walks in for her closeup hypnotised me, my eyes were gazing and my jaw was dropped in awe so much so that I didnt even realise the music was super loud and that my parents had been shouting at me to turn it down, I nearly sh@t my pants when the credits rolled and I my mum's screams finally hit me. Beautiful experience.

Doha I.

Deeply emotional class. Thank you David for sharing this piece of your creative soul...

Colette

I hope Mr. Lynch can stop smoking. I want his incredible mind to keep living and creating and catching ideas to share with us!

Dillon G.

This lesson was...fun. I just really enjoyed this. This lesson started out as a fine reminder of what I've come to understand and then grew and grew into more I didn't expect. What a thoughtful and sensory experience this has been so far. Part of me is at a loss for words. I do love reading everyone's comments. Thank you, everyone. Roaring to go.

Michael B.

Everything this man says is so moving and motivational. Thank you David Lynch for this Masterclass.

yushan C.

When I see the tears in his eyes when he is watching Fellini's film, I got tears in my eyes ...

A fellow student

All of these are lessons are just FANTASTIC! Thank you so much to David Lynch for contributing to this series!

Devon F.

This keeps getting better and better. His emotional connection to everything he was talking about was really moving.

Dennis R.

Mr. Lynch is sincere and he is able to reach into his (almost) unconscious thoughts, and explain how to use the fruits of these nearly hidden thoughts.

Jonathan S.

Love love loved this. Great examples. Was not expecting to get teary-eyed - especially since I was at the gym!