Film & TV

Find a Story You Love

Ron Howard

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.

Ron Howard
Teaches Directing
Ron Howard teaches directing, editing, and storytelling in 32 exclusive video lessons.
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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]

Direct your story

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.


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

Truly amazed at the content of this course, Ron Howard, and how much he loves his craft. Every second is a reflection of how passionate he is and eager to share. It is no wonder his movies are some of the best I have ever seen!!! Thank you so much for this!

WOW! I've taken eight masterclasses and while I've enjoyed all of them this one has been my absolute favorite. If you're searching for the ultimate film class then look no further. I'm really sad it's over but I'm sure I'll be revisiting the lessons and revising the information for a long time to come.

Ron has such an infectious attitude about his craft. A real pleasure to learn from him.

One of the most formative classes I have ever watch…this is why it called MASER Class Thank you.


Cindy V.

The insight provided through the lessons on staging and particularly shooting for an indie film were extremely helpful. I've always appreciated Ron Howard's artistic vision. This masterclass has motivated me to tell the story that won't let me rest. After a decades long break, the industry has changed regarding technological advances, but filmmaking is still all about the story and bringing your unique vision to the screen. Thank you Mr. Howard.


I am further inspired to tell the stories I love, the stories that keep me up at night and pester me to be told!


I really appreciated the insights and creative blessing that this class added to my life...a friend & I have begun collaborating on a two man , 5 act play, and we are having a fun creative collaborative time...rough draft finished and we are thinking about where & when we will do the opening...thanks for the uplift Ron...ahhhhh Mr. Howard....StanleydelGozo

Allan H.

So dense with information and insight I think I'll have to go through it again to catch it all! thanks.

Julio J. I.

Really appreciate this class. Was very inspiring! I've become a better Director because of it. Thanks Ron!

Omri D.

This was a wonderful class, the scene direction made it so helpful and insightful. Thank you.

Ruben R.

"Teaching Directing" taught by a Master. Thanks Ron & Master class! 32 Lessons of pure knowledge & expertise. Priceless.

Cynthia D.

Thank you Ron for such an inspiring, informative master class. I've found my story as a writer/actress and I am working on telling it. I feel even more ready after seeing your class. Blessings.

Suzanne B.

Thank you for your generous MasterClass on directing. Ron Howard, you seem to embody what is most important in directing, generosity, collaboration, clarity, patience, and strong innate story. I've been in entertainment for over 25 years, on set with many directors and direct and write myself, I'm always thrilled by how much there is to learn no matter how many times we are writing, on set, or in post. Again, thank you for your generosity in sharing your experience and passion for directing.


Such a great opportunity to virtually be able to follow you around, watch you direct, hear what you think and learn. I've been on sets and had the opportunity to watch directors, but I loved being THIS CLOSE and then hearing you discuss everything that was going on afterwards. Thank you!