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]

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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.


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

This class was absolutely incredible, and the thing I needed. It helped me improve in so many ways to convince me to continue my own journey into Filmmaking, and I have learned things I never thought I would have known... Through only 30 Assignments. It was an honor to take this class.

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 learned a lot from this Master Class...amazing man and great teacher. Thank you so much!

This class has both inspired and taught me how to use appreciation of film within making motion pictures. I have learned how to use my spark within me to create film, which has been my desire since I was a little kid.


Dreamrealist R.

The true need to tell your own story/stories and to never let that need and passion die while making the film. Great message and I am acting on it. Thank you!


Was not a really big fan of this masterclass, because I felt like he didn't really share his "Secrets" or "Deep Insights" on how to approach filmmaking. It was a very basic course compared to the other filmmaking courses. It's as if he would hold himself back every time the topic got interesting, and I am so disappointed that he didn't delve into Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed even more!

A fellow student

Even though I know I will watch all of these lessons again and again, I shed at tear at this last episode as if I had experienced a great movie.

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.