Film & TV
Lesson time 02:27 min
You know Ron Howard as an Oscar–winning director, a producer, an actor, and one of Hollywood’s great storytellers. Now, he’s your instructor. Meet Ron and learn why the director is the ultimate “keeper of the story.”
Topics include: Introduction
Those things that you sometimes fear actually can wind up being the forces that push you to higher creative plane. We all want the same thing. A great moment, great scene, great movie. This is what it takes, right? And action. I began acting as a child. I grew up in this environment. Almost by osmosis, I began to understand what that creative problem-solving was like. What was it about? And yet, I also grew up watching TV shows that I loved, cartoons that I thought were hilarious, movies that transported me. And it wasn't until I actually began falling in love with the idea of maybe being the decision-maker, maybe being the director, and I started making Super 8 movies that I realized, it wasn't about the crew around you. It wasn't about the sets that were being built. It was about what you captured inside the frame lines. Because ultimately, all of this work comes back to the story. We all have to be telling the story in every single department. And who is the keeper of the story? Well, ultimately, it's the director. I'm Ron Howard, and this is my MasterClass. Let's get to it.
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's instincts matched my own in so many ways. I was inspired to realize I am on the right track, and his analysis and detail were very useful.
I really loved the practical application section where Ron walked through a scene with different camera angles and shooting techniques. I've adopted his technique in my dialogue-heavy shoots and it has made it much more efficient and easier on the actors.
This was the best masterclass I have seen so far! You could tell that Ron put in the time to plan out his class and make sure he not only tells his experience but teaches. The thing that really made this stand out was the scene he directed, it allowed us to see how a professional works and understand how to direct.
Learned so much. Another one that I'll have to listen again. So much material. I loved it