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.
I think every starting actor could use this class. Thank You Ron Howard.
This class showed me how a pro would do it, as I've only been on indie sets, it's quite different. It also kept my ego in check, as an editor,
This was a fantastic class! Maybe the best I've watched, so far. The most valuable part BY FAR was watching Ron direct actors on set and do different versions of the same scene, adjusting for different camera setups and time/budget restraints. I would've liked to see the same practical lessons done with editing and scoring, as well.
It is obvious that Ron Howard is not only a master of his craft but a master worthy of teaching a master class. It was a gift to learn more about his process, his vision, and his passion. Thank you for brining this modern bard to us.