From David Lynch's MasterClass

Introduction: The Art of Life

Meet your new instructor: Oscar-nominated filmmaker and artist David Lynch. In his first lesson, David talks about the importance of exploring deeply and encourages you to seek out thrilling ideas in the pursuit of creativity.

Topics include: David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film

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Meet your new instructor: Oscar-nominated filmmaker and artist David Lynch. In his first lesson, David talks about the importance of exploring deeply and encourages you to seek out thrilling ideas in the pursuit of creativity.

Topics include: David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film

David Lynch

Teaches Creativity and Film

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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'm a painter, so to see Mr. Lynch talk about coming from a painting background is relatable. I started TM because of his endorsement of it. I have taken directing classes and did one of his scenes from Lost Highway, so it's a pleasure to learn more about him. I enjoyed his take on creativity and the focus on positivity. Thank you for having him here. www.nancycuevas.com

Unique! Pulled me all the way through in one sitting.

What a great opportunity to hear David's thoughts, so pure and direct, with the whole production beautifully filmed.

This was an excellent course! Thank you, David, for sharing your insight with us! It has been an inspiration for me.

Comments

A fellow student

Its good to hear these things at first, maybe listen to them over and over, just want to make sure I do something with it, rather than focussing on the method itself. That being said, I will watch it again.

Vic A.

Full disclosure...I'm totally new to David Lynch though I now know his works. This intro is extremely intriguing and I can not wait to hear his point of view!

Dillon G.

Absolutely thrilled to be here, watching this, right now. Whoa! Loved the title animation & text... After reading your book on creativity and meditation I found such resonance with your philosophies. I, too, believe in the Unified Field (If "believe" can be said of such a thing.) I cannot wait to continue to add and subtract from my internal tools in the course of this journey. Thank you, David. Now, here goes! Good luck to all~

Leonardo O.

This is not called “The Art Of Life”, whoever wrote that doesn’t get this, David Lynch’s concept is “The Art Life”, he even made a documentary called like that. MasterClass should correct this title.

Angela V.

I was first exposed to David Lynch's work in Twin Peaks and I've been so fascinated ever since. He has rekindled my high school interest in and hobby of film making and I am so excited to learn from him.

Peter M.

Good start. I want to not run through these fast, but to let each lesson wash over me, and linger for a few days. "Never say yes to a bad idea, but never turn down a good idea." Great to meditate on that.

Van

This is incredibly motivating. To hear the passion in David Lynch's voice is inspiring. Thank you, sir, and I can't wait for next lessons.

Dustin S.

An energizing and inspiring start to the course! "The Art Life" = a life lived around working. Takeaway - "Find your own voice. Be true to that voice."

Amadeus M.

I'm so hyped! Creativity isn't bound to one medium and I think that's such a dope opportunity for growth and development.

Robert D.

For me there are a handful of artists who manage to create work which transcends being a commodity or product and Lynch is one of those artists. His films (and TV work) grab me profoundly in a way that is impossible to put into words. To my mind, there's a spirituality to that. I think this ties in with digging deep and finding an idea that, in some way, wants to be expressed and serving that idea. I'm currently studying for a Masters in filmmaking and focusing on horror, the uncanny and the irrational and, whilst there are many other films and filmmakers I admire, Lynch has always been a touchstone to me. I can't wait to get stuck into this course and hear what he has to say.