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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.

He's the master. It was everything I could hope for.

I'm an actor, writer, editor, polymath, who is at a place of searching. I'm trying to figure out how to tap into my memory and creativity fearlessly.

D. Lynch spoke to us of creativity in film and life. Personally and professionally to expand consciousness, relativity and family type atmospheres when and while creating. I was pleased but not surprised to find David a teacher of Transcendental Meditation and the Unified Field Theorem. These can be applied to all and with all and we all are awake or asleep for a very long time. - Selah!

I'm truly amazed by David Lynch's mind. Thank you David for sharing such valuable information to the world. You are my greatest inspiration.


A fellow student

build the film, making it true to the Ideas; not yourself, not the audience. it's always about the Ideas. interesting


I don't agree that anger only occupies mind so you can't be creative. Rap music came from anger and frustrations, it's the greatest combination of different forms and times.


Wow! I'm not even going to make films anytime soon but this advise applies to many if not all creative fields. Amazing encouragement to dream and be true to yourself even when It seems like the world is telling you not to.

Gregory D.

Absolutely phenomenal class. Going to keep working on my 70 ideas to write my first feature, but before that I'll go and watch Blue Velvet!

sharon A.

יש משהו שמשחרר את המיינד כשמקשיבים לדויד. לא רק המילים , גם בין המשפטים, כשהוא עוצם את העיניים ומנסה להעביר את הכוונה שלו, זה עובד. מעורר השראה. תודה

R.G. R.

Suffering doesn't make art; maybe remembering suffering does; he offers good advice regarding art and the joy of making art. I appreciate his insights on TV. In some circles, TV is mocked and there are downsides to it. It's too easy to be distracted, but when a story-line is built episode to episode, so much can be accomplished in terms of story-line and character growth and emotional range. His final point: "Find your own way; find your own voice." Yes

Nicholas S.

Beautiful and inspiring. Really encouraged me to stay true to the ideas I am developing, and to minimize the input from others unless it agrees with me and my ideas on an intuitive level. Very encouraging. Whether the audience likes it or not, what will be important is that YOU like it.

A fellow student

very idealistic and inspiring. I do hope to develop the same confidence that David Lynch has. It would be great to keep one's idea pure-and that the audience enjoys your idea as well.


Loved it. Always liked David's work, this just enhances it. Would like to be involved in a project of his one day.

Claudia S.

Truly an inspiring and educational master class. I very much like how he reiterates the importance of staying true to the idea and to yourself. "Compromise is not an option"