Film & TV
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.
Topics include: Adapting to Script Changes: He Got Game • Improv • Creating Real Life Situations
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.
I absolutely loved this class! Spike unapologetically teaches how to tell a story that makes a difference, and it's what aspiring filmmakers need to learn. we have a voice, and he teaches us how to use it. Thanks for the inspiration, Spike.
After taking Spike Lee's Master class I'm more equipped as a filmmaker to take action. I will use his advice to sharpen my filmmaking abilities as I make my feature films and documentaries. I've learned that we as filmmakers have the power to enact change through cinema. Thank you, Spike Lee. Anthony Salgado ( Filmmaker)
I will employ all knowledge as much as possible.
Spike Lee is a brilliant instructor. Every class had practical, concrete information, nothing was wasted and left unanswered. 10/10