Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 10:14 min
Spike believes that a good director both commands and surrenders to the moment. Using scenes from He Got Game and School Daze, he shares tips on how to harness improvisational moments and adjust to story changes on-the-fly.
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.
It has inspired me a lot!!! Congrats to Spike and his outstanding advices and speech about cinema and life!!! thank you man!
Spike Lee continues to inspire, educate and inform. I've been a fan from day one and he does not quit, his class is educational and entertaining.
I'm not a film maker, but I appreciate the way he tells it like it is. I didn't expect to enjoy his class as much as I did. He brought a great deal of truth, insight, and wisdom to what he was saying.
Great class. Thank you Mr Lee for showing us how it is done.