From Martin Scorsese's MasterClass

Finding Your Way

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.

Topics include: Closing

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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.

Topics include: Closing

Martin Scorsese

Teaches Filmmaking

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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]

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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.

Reviews

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

I greatly appreciate Martin sharing his experience as these are the most valuable tools any of us can have are people's experiences. This is more of a slow lecture type class - low energy; but some people teach that way. It is what it is but did make it hard at times. Overall though, I'd recommend it and at the end of the day he is honest about the bottom line is doing the work.

It was empowering to hear Scorsese's words on finding one's own way. His anecdotes were enlightening, and insightful.

Super experience sitting with Scorsese. Great presentation and content. Thank you. "Now it's time to get to work!"

very inspiring course, helped me mentally to build my vision and organize my mission.

Comments

A fellow student

Thank you,dear Martin Scorsese! I appreciate your experience and passion to filmmaking! I had a very fruitful time watching your lessons!!

Kimberly O.

Martin's intricate analysis brings a deeper appreciation for film. His deep insights help you to heighten your awareness of the film making process. Lot's of wonderful information.

Jo E.

Great lessons with information that I'll use in my project to make the best film I can for my target audience. I appreciate this course and will move forward...!

Janos V.

Martin's course offered a valuable insight into his thinking process and procedure for making his excellent movies. Thank you, Martin.

Danny W.

I did enjoy this masterclass, however, I did find it hard to watch and I did not find Martin's masterclass as engaging as others in the same category. It was a little monotone in presentation and took several sittings to complete. That aside, it was full of great and inspiring content and he is still my favourite filmamker of all time.

Mia S.

"I want to go back to where we began and say once again that you have to find your own way. 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. 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, 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."

Hero U.

It was an honor to listen to one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. I'm still laughing at "your first cut should make you physically ill." So much wisdom shared. I loved how he concluded his class. "Find your own way... You and your spark are the same."

Eric H.

Thank you Mr. Scorsese. I still can't believe that you came on here and shared your lifetime of experiences with us all, it was very treasured time. I've always been a huge admirer of your diligence and attention to detail in your films. Hopefully one day we cross paths on set and I'm able to give back to you in the way you've given to us all. All the best. Thanks again, Eric Hicks

Sydne H.

I love his ending advice and everything I'll be able to take with me after this class! Thanks for sharing your insight and how you analyze films and follow the sparks that ignite in you.

Cen X.

Hearing Martin says these words really inspired me to continue pursuing film as a career. Thank you.