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.

Reviews

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

David's way of talking is straightforward and deeply human. He doesn't sugar-coat things, but always comes with compassion. The videos themselves are excellently done and concise. Bravo.

Stay true to your idea. Work is the effort you put into communicating your idea, so that the audience feels the same like you did getting the idea. - Be close to yourself to not loose the picture in your hat.

David's MasterClass has confirmed to me that I am on the right track. I am so glad the lesson on TM is included in the end. He is so passionate about that because it is the way, the truth, and the light. When one person meditates, it helps the whole world.

Very enjoyable and honest. And entertaining, too! David is clearly a Master. TY.

Comments

Rich C.

MasterClass, it's The "Art Life," not The "Art of Life" (which sounds like a self-help book or something). This is an important distinction that should, imho, be reflected in the title of this first lesson. It's also a correction. Listen to the lesson or read Mia Shaw's post below and I think you'll get it.

Zdenka K.

Wow it seems to be too short and simple to be true... i will have to watch some quality movies!

Mia S.

"The art life is a life lived around working. It could be working in any of the art forms, it could be working in cinema, painting, lithography, music. Every medium is infinitely deep. And when you get to know them, they'll let you go deeper. This is the art life. In cinema, there's many filmmakers that make films primarily to make money, and that's more called 'entertainment.' I love money like everybody else, but probably, I would do the things that I like to do for free. The most valuable thing I could impart to new filmmakers is, when I always say, 'Find your own voice. Be true to that voice, never give up final cut and total creative freedom. Never take a bad idea, but never turn down a good idea.' I just like this process of catching ideas that I fall in love with and then realizing those ideas. I like all these different steps of creating something. I love being in it, and I feel that when you're really in it, more ideas flow. You get into it deeper and deeper, and it's a thrilling ride. All these different art forms are thrilling, thrilling to the soul. So if you love the ideas that come along, a deep love - you will find a way to realize those."

Shalini P.

Is there a workbook/ assignment for this course? And where to submit them? Kindly let me know. Thanks.

Product D.

THREE HOURS LATER ! 3 Hours ! Your "Masterclass" Still does not want to play videos. Tell me dear Masterclass, why would I or anyone recommend Masterclass to anyone, knowing that your videos don't play ? Clean up your act, man. This is embarrassing, for you.

Product D.

Half Hour Later No Video Play Capability. The WIFI working fine as you can see.

Product D.

Masterclass has some serious problems with its Video Play capabilities. Considering the world class level of instructors you have, this is rather embarrassing. It would so seem that Masterclass technicians and administrators themselves are in need of a Masterclass in basic competence.

A fellow student

Just first lesson brought me inspiration and I found a piece to my script that was missing

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!