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.
This gives me a greater appreciation and understanding of the directors role. And how to approach the process to capture something 'in the frame'. How to prep the scene and the people, get the most out the collaborators.
Terrific knowledge being shared by one of the greats.
Ron Howard is a remarkable person. His manner, style, and humility is a lesson in itself. The class is inspiring. Well, this was the wide shot, now I need to go back and do a lot of coverage.
I learned more than I expected. Interesting for even those who may not be pursuing a career in movie making. Mr. Howard was engaging, demonstrated an extensive wealth of knowledge and insight and was a real pleasure to watch and listen to.