Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 10:44 min
How can you inspire the best performance from your actor? Spike teaches his techniques for directing your actors with sensitivity and respect, including how to communicate and establish trust.
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars
Topics include: Establish Trust and Respect • Get Their Best Performance • Give Them Enough Takes Read-Throughs and Rehearsals • Bonding With Your Cast
About the Instructor
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.
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Academy Award–winning filmmaker Spike Lee teaches his approach to directing, writing, and producing.Explore the Class