Film & TV
Lesson time 14:34 min
Martin teaches the tenets of visual literacy and elaborates on the hallmarks of his style, including previsualization with storyboards, the use of voice-over, and the influence of documentary on his feature films.
Topics include: Let Your Style Reveal Itself • Develop Visual Literacy • Designing a Film on Paper • Experiment with Other Forms of Filmmaking • Using Voice-over
Martin Scorsese drew his first storyboard when he was eight. Today he’s a legendary director whose films from Mean Streets to The Wolf of Wall Street have shaped movie history. In his first-ever online film class, the Oscar winner teaches his approach, from storytelling to editing to working with actors. He deconstructs films and breaks down his craft, changing how you make and watch movies.
That was amazing! Great words from a master of cinema. Love the ending. Hope there might be a second helping?!
This has been an amazing masterclass. Film making always seemed scary and so far to reach that it seemed impossible. Yes, there's a lot of technical stuff to learn, but what Mr Scorsese has reminded me is that the most important element in making a truthful film is me. That is the most important lesson in this masterclass.
I cannot express how I have come alive inside from sitting and listening to this stream of wisdom and insight. I feel like a wise uncle who I've always admired just gave me the secret to his moxie...and who knew, God could teach you to be God too. I'm as ready as I'll ever be, which is not ready at all. But I'm going anyway. Thank you!
I was skeptical after the first few because the teaching style seemed a bit vague, but I soon came to realized that that was intentional, an in the end not only valued not being steered, but found it empowering. Additionally, I appreciated all the films cited throughout the class and will look to those for further learning.