Film & TV

Sound Design and Scoring

David Lynch

Lesson time 9:51 min

The right music can elevate every other cinematic element on screen. Learn how David collaborates with composers and sound designers to create the perfect union of sound and picture.

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.

I learned a lot about David Lynch and his philosophy and now have an interest in TM

It was great to see David's philosophy discussed in more detail than usual, but it still seemed like a much shorter class than I'm used to on Masterclass.

Thank you, Mr. Lynch! I learned a lot from this class that I will apply to my own life (including enrolling in a TM class!). I also deepened my appreciation of your wonderful film work. THANK YOU!

David Lynch was probably the best, right next to Margaret Atwood - what a dude.


Bogdan I.

My mind is absolutley blown away. "I would talk to Angelo with … words, and Angelo wold play my words, if I dind't like, I changhed my words".

Saurav N.

How do you find talented people like Angelo or Alf? Especially when you are struggling with your budget . How do you motivate them?

A fellow student

He is incredible! I could listen to him endlessly. Thank you for this great masterclass, David! As it always happens when it comes to good things, it's never enough...

Michele H.

Would have loved to hear more about choosing artists and music for Club Bang-Bang, especially the past season of Twin Peaks when there seemed a particular intent to each episode (he directed each one). The NIN set was thrilling!

Javier D.

Twin Peaks is the best cinematic score in history of TV! Thank you David! You can close your eyes and be in a sensual, mysterious and fun unexpected Northern place that is the Twin Peaks universe.

Carlos S.

Thank you, David.

Anastacia S.

David is so true to his own vision. That is part of what makes his work inimitable and unique.

A fellow student

David is very good at explaining his process! I'm really enjoying this course!