Film & TV
Lesson time 2:19 min
Mira shares her closing thoughts and encourages you to slowly but surely realize your stories and tell them from a personal perspective.
Topics include: Go Tell Your Story
The key to making films is to have something to see. Something that is distinctive, preferably never seen before. And something that only you can bring. So first, engage with the world. Be unafraid of getting educated. Have something to say. Feel about something that should possess you enough for this hard-knocking journey that is about to await you of making cinema. And then, apply yourself in a very focused way to identifying your idea. Identifying-- importantly-- your creative partnerships. Cherish them, respect them. Get the idea to become slowly, but surely, a reality. And then wherever the knowledge comes from, go and take it. And go and find that team of people that you might need to make that idea come alive. What I wish for you is to question what is handed to you as truth. To grapple with the fundamental questions-- in cinema and in life-- of where we belong. What we stand for. And where we matter. So go out, tell your story. Tell it as best as you can without apology. Be rigorous with yourself. And remember that if you don't tell your own story, no one else will. And if they will, it will never be as good as you telling your own story.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair approaches directing with the “heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant,” spurred by rejection and fighting to bring uncompromising stories to film. In the Golden Lion-winning director’s MasterClass, learn to make a big impact on a small budget in film production, evoke the best from actors and nonactors, and protect your creative vision so you tell the story that can only come from you.
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Very inspiring, she gave us great analysis of individual elements, I loved it.
I'm picking up a lot of insight from each of these great directors. Mira's approach was thoughtful and interesting.
I liked seeing her work with the actors in rehearsal most.
I learned that there are stories that only one person can tell. I learned that you can create the movie that you want, without shame, with a modest budget. I also learned how to work with actors and cinematographers.