Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 03:18 min
In his parting words, Spike reflects on what it takes to be an independent filmmaker and encourages you to take his tools and be a student of cinema.
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.
Perfect insight of what it takes as an independent filmmaker. The Ron Howard is how to direct, but this one is how to balance the job of Filmmaking. This was a spike lee joint for sure! Thank you!
I was never going to take this class until I stumbled upon it's trailer! It intrigued me and things only went uphill from there! Mr. Spike Lee is an institution of inspiration and knowledge. Simply put, this was one the best film making class I've found on the mighty internet.
Spike provides the blue print for anyone to tell a story whether as a film or documentary. Great foundation for thought. Especially stressing the research and white cards that he starts with to build a story.
how to work with editors, composers, DPs, actors...