Film & TV
Lesson time 07:01 min
Spike recounts his battle to secure additional funds for Malcolm X to show you how self-reliance, self-determination, and dedication to your story can help finance a project.
Topics include: Self-Determination and Self-Reliance
Spike Lee didn’t just direct his award-winning 1986 feature debut, She’s Gotta Have It. He was also the writer, star, truck driver, location scout, electrician, and caterer, because that’s what it took to get his film made. In his first-ever online directing class, the visionary behind Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and 25th Hour lets you in on his uncompromising approach to filmmaking. Learn about writing, self-producing, working with actors, and making movies that break barriers.
Notecards from this point on will be KEY to organizing my thoughts and will be beneficial for doing research prior to writing. I met Spike Lee briefly in downtown Charlotte last Sunday and told him I'm looking forward to taking his Masterclass. It was certainly worth it. The importance of organization and sincerity was heavily emphasized. This was an extraordinary class.
I will employ all knowledge as much as possible.
An amazing sharing from a Master! Thank you Spike you have both educated and inspired me on my road this year to make my first documentary and movie. Invaluable learning. Thank you
I thought this class made helped break down the process of becoming the filmmaker. I especially loved it when Spike talked about the logistics of what a filmmaker has to do.