Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 02:11 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.
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.
Ron really does a great job in this class by speaking clearly and enthusiastically to get his ideas across. My favorite videos were the staging ones where we get to see Ron's process rather than just hear about it. Great course and yes Ron, I learned a lot, on to a story...
Like every good MasterClass, Ron gives you his vulnerability from the start. Looking to understand the grammar of directing? This is it.
When I recover from mindblownitis, I'll try to offer my sincere thanks for allowing me to attend this class. I can't tell you how exciting
Fantastic, Ron Howard spills his guts and more on his filmmaking process. Absolutely brilliant and worth every penny. His inspirational talks and practical advice really make this one of the best master classes I've taken!