Film & TV

Make It True to the Ideas

David Lynch

Lesson time 9:11 min

Every artist struggles with fears of failure and the pressures of success. David encourages you to keep your creative decisions focused on one overriding goal: staying true to the idea.

David Lynch
Teaches Creativity and Film
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.


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

hello david, tell us more about art and cinema,

David is great. Lots of wonderful bits of information to help guide your own creativity.

I really liked David's classes , I found him to be very informative and inspiring. I'm now looking into Transcendental Meditation as a creative tool

I really enjoyed this masterclass for the creativity aspect that David taught on. His view has been my view of art and no one could understand why i think the way i think. He gave me confidence to do it my way and not worry about what people think about my art. Thank you again and this class was awesome!!!


Lord H.

I found it immensely entertaining and echoed my own thoughts and ideas of creativity, whether it be architecture, painting portraits or photography. All things in an Artist’s life aught work this way, and the conjuring of the continuity of ideas flowing and swimming in the direction of the Dream Catcher always the stimulus.

Master C.

David Lynch is a huge inspiration of mine. Loved his advise on conjuring ideas. This course served as a catalyst for my first ever claymation :) check it out

Mark T.

I loved his ramblings. He did reinforce a lot of my own personal thinking. He shows that passion and hard work does make a difference. Dune wasn't a disaster, it was a masterpiece.

Gundel L.

somewhat minimalistic and nevertheless deep and inspiring - have to listen to it all over again

Marco P.

Best Masterclass ever! Thank you Mr. David Lynch! This is so inspiring for me. I'm going to watch it all over again.


It all comes down to belief (in yourself/ideas/intuition), then finding the right people (cast and crew) to go along with you on that journey and realise the ideas in your head...

Inga L.

So inspiring! David Lynch is a genius. A true original! I love the way the lessons are shots, the animated film clips and the graphics! Awsome!

Saurav N.

I hate to disagree... when you suffer... when you fall down there is no other way but to stand up and go upwards. Of course suffering should not be your target. But if you suffer then it motivates you to find your solution. A film can be your medicine.

Anailuj M.

Thank you David. You have been my teacher for many years. In 2011 I made de Meditation Class because of you and it changed my life. Not to mention how your films taught me a lot about how everything works together to create the MOOD! I send you all my love and again, THANK YOU!

A fellow student

Thank you for this Masterclass I really have come away with a new confedence in following the idea to it's end.