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 learned a lot about the movie making process from beginning to end and picked up a lot of helpful tidbits that I know will come in handy while I'm directing in the future.
The important improve i've got with this masterclass is the sensibilitity of Ron Roward about the process of filmmaking. The little detais and perceptions that adds energy and spirit to a film.
Get to know techniques but follow your creativity. Have good work ethics. Find the choices that work for you.
I am an actor and this was an incredible class to watch and learn from. I've had to learn how to work on camera on the fly, so it was so lovely to be able to slow things down and see how the director is thinking when setting up shots and casting for roles for that matter.