Film & TV
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.
Topics include: Establish Trust and Respect • Get Their Best Performance • Give Them Enough Takes Read-Throughs and Rehearsals • Bonding With Your Cast
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.
Love this class. I learned so much about indie film making and film as an agent for positive impact and change! Feeling very inspired to go out there and try and make an impact with my own work.
A great insight into the workings of a great film maker. Highly recommended!
Это был очень интересный класс, который спровоцировал меня отчасти пересмотреть мою работу с актерами и анализ сцен, проработку сценария.