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Finding Your Way

Martin Scorsese

Lesson time 01:24 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.

I am director of wedding films, although it has no relation with the big screen, I treat each project of mine as if it were a GODFELLAS. Learning from Martin is sensational. Witnessing your ability to watch and think a movie is unique and thank you for every opportunity that the course offered me.

Is ameinzing how Martin have survive the industry all this years. And here it is how he was thinking whe he made most of his more important movies.

Amazing knowledge and insight from one of the greatest!

excellent , on point , great experience from someone great like marty


Rhonda H.

I enjoyed the class quite a bit, and it's given me some direction. I'll probably refer back to it again. Very helpful. Thank you so much Mr. Scorsese!

A fellow student

Excellent. Tell your story and find your own way. So motivating, thank you.

Sonny V.

Priceless! Just been able to enjoy such an incredible amount of wisdom makes me feel very lucky.

Antonia T.

Wonderful masterclass. I loved it. Thanks! Scorsese is amazing! But I'm still waiting for my email that indicates and proves that I have completed the masterclass (and I have completed 4 masterclasses: this one, Samuel L.Jackson, Annie Leibovitz, and Goodall!). What about you? Did you get an email after completing the masterclass? Thanks, greetings from Spain & stay safe / Antonia

Joe O.

Very captivating, informative, nurturing, thought provoking, insightfully inspiring and invigorating. Thank you.

JD Mayo

Love it when the Directors like Martin Scoresese gives words of wisdom to others. Some others are not like that.

Antonia T.

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful masterclass. Poetic & magical. Thanks a lot, Mr. Scorsese!


This is my very first Master Class ever and I enjoyed it. It was a great overview class. Martin is one of the best directors ever walking this Earth. However, one thing I found missing was b-roll. I wish the editors loaded this class with visual representation of what Martin was talking about. Some behind the scenes would be great, how an actual casting looks like, how he works with actors, for example, or b-roll of the films/scenes he talked about. When he talked about how he used colour in Aviator, I actually paused the class and googled it just to be able to follow the class better. Why not add b-roll? Otherwise, nice meeting Mr Martin, and it was a great class!

A fellow student

"Even if seems impossible, you wake up in the morning and do it in anyway." Awesome. <3

Frank L.

This class didn't quite live up to my expectations. While Marty is one of my all time favorite directors, I wanted more practical in-depth teaching, what kind of pacing, cadence works in a certain scene to evoke a certain feeling or mood, how does the way a certain lens is used help with that, what works best in given scenes, a oner or lots of coverage etc etc. This was very anecdotal/overview based. Not to say I didn't enjoy it, I was expecting more of the nuts and bolts details as it were, from the man himself.