Film & TV

Finding Your Way

Martin Scorsese

Lesson time 1:29 min

In his parting words of wisdom, Martin encourages you to find your own way and never lose sight of the creative spark that inspires you on each film.

Martin Scorsese
Teaches Filmmaking
In 30 lessons, learn the art of film from the director of Goodfellas, The Departed, and Taxi Driver.
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Well, that's the end of my MasterClass. And I want to go back to where we began and say, once again, that you have to find your own way. I mean, there are no manuals, no shortcuts, no secrets. You write your own manual. You develop your own shortcuts. You find your own secrets. You go where you're drawn to go and you learn by doing the work. I mean, if you're scared, if it all seems too daunting, if the machinery of it all seems too big and scary and overwhelming, that's great. You wake up in the morning and you do it anyway. If it seems impossible, that's even better. You do it anyway. And as you go, like I said, remember that amidst all that machinery, you're the one who's going to make the picture. It's just you and the thing that sparked you to make the film. You and the spark-- in the end, they're one and the same. You guard that, because it's precious. Now it's time to get to work. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Study with Scorsese

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.


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

All my life I have enjoyed Mr. Scorsese's work. So many of my favorite films are his work. This class was an incredible experience.

Listening to Mr Scorcese's anecdotes on film and his life in it were inspiring. His level of humility in his own process was only out shined by his knowledge for cinema and the love for it as a pure art. I hope to one day know a third of what he does. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and passion. It's time to go to work!

I'm starting to see a pattern among the Masterclass Instructors. Each one of them have said in so-many words that there is no set way to success in arts.

it was fascinating to hear how he approaches his movies. How the different departments add to his overall vision. This gave me new perspective on how each piece comes together to make a better whole.


Joanna G.

A national treasure. The best, most informative, captivating Masterclass, I have watched. Not just an interview as many Masterclasses seem, but rather filled with insights, humor, there is scholarship as a result of a lifetime of looking and enjoying films, thought, prowess in each class. Absolutely a wonderful class.

A fellow student

The only thing I learned was that there will NOT be another one like him. Thanks a lot

Jorge B.

Amazing, outstanding!! watching , hearing and listening a master storyteller, filmmaker, film guru and living legend like MARTIN SCORSESE is a privilege. I am truly honored to be part of the generation that grew up watching and idolizing his films. Each and every film he has made is related to my life story. Thank you for this life changing opportunity to be closer to an idol of mine.

Alessandro G.

Thank you Martin for your guidance and wisdom. I have finished my short film while taking your class. Here is the Facebook link for anyone who is interested. Please follow!

Nicholas M.

Martin confirmed what I always thought, so that cinema is faith, you must have faith in the story you need to tell. The camera is a machinery, but the film is you. You and the spark.


Thank you so much!.. You can listen Martin for hours and hours, he has so much to give. I have to watch all the films he refers to. Legend.

Michelle A.

Fascinating! This man is a legend and he's seen so many changes in the industry over the years.


I found all of Mr Martin Scorsese’s lessons to be insightful to me as an up & coming film actress. Everybody has their work cut out for them. Sometimes, actors don’t understand how it would all work together... However, that is the work of the Director to take a script, map out a POA (plan of action) and run with it. Great show and tell movie clips. Scorsese’s is truly an amazing Director. Thanks for the great lessons and advice (and may I only retain what I must know).

Marco P.

Great end for this Masterclass, it was incredible to share with Scorsese all this time, it was a privilege. Thank you sir for all your knowledge, but above all for encourage me to find my way.

Maurizio P.

I hope To see other masterclasses of Martin Scorsese! Next time maybe see him in action doing even a minute of a video! Would be great! Great Class!