Film & TV
Lesson time 2:17 min
In his final lesson, Ron urges you to be open to the moments and experiences that inspire you, and to find a story that you love and tell it.
Topics include: Closing
When you tune your antenna to the language of cinema, to moments, to feelings, you begin to experience the world in ways that inspire you. I even keep a notebook of odd moments that I've witnessed, that I've experienced, and I should do more of that. But if you begin to make films and think of those kinds of moments, you'll begin to see the world in a different way and a kind of an exciting way. So it sounds a little weird what I'm saying, but in reality it's kind of fun to be on the street, not working, and all of a sudden look and see somebody in a window, and they're talking to a friend, and they're talking about buying a toy, or a game, or a drink, or something like that. And you kind of say, wow, that's funny. Look at them. They're very entertaining. Look at that energy. Boy, if you shot them right through the window just from my vantage point, but maybe on a little longer lens so that you could pick up more details-- maybe about, oh, probably a 250 millimeter lens from here is what we'd need-- that would be a great shot. I hope I get to do a shot like that someday. It's fun. [MUSIC PLAYING] So that brings to an end my master class. I've found it fascinating sharing my process with you, and I've learned a few things. I hope you can say the same. But more importantly, I hope that this gives you the confidence to go out, find a story you love, and tell it. Have fun. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Ron Howard made his first film in 15 days with $300,000. Today, his movies have grossed over $1.8 billion. In his first-ever online directing class, the Oscar-winning director of Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind decodes his craft like never before. In lessons and on-set workshops, you’ll learn how to evaluate ideas, work with actors, block scenes, and bring your vision to the screen whether it’s a laptop or an IMAX theater.
I'm a student in film school getting ready to do my bachelors degree project. In principle, my Acting & Directing teacher had already taught me the same lessons that Ron taught, but I learned more about applying it to film, rather than theatre. I don't really understand much about editing, but I have a better idea now.
I've learned many things, but especially been given action steps to think about that I can use in my own filmmaking.
This has been the most practical of the filmmaking MasterClasses I've taken on the site so far, and it helped that Ron Howard is an engaging personality who communicates very clearly and effectively. I feel that I learned a lot.
Loved it the only thing was the missing videos on Beautiful Mind look forward coming back and seeing those.