Film & TV
Lesson time 17:06 min
By taking a look at the inter-cutting technique in BlacKkKlansman, Spike demonstrates how he was able to create heightened drama and tonal balance in pivotal scenes.
Topics include: Striking Tone and Balance in the Editing Room • Don’t Overlook the Ad-libs • Involve Your Editor Early • First Screenings Are Learning Opportunities • Hire an Experienced Editor
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 aspire to be a filmmaker. I did some 360º movies in the pass 2 years just trying to learn more about this art, and Spike Lee lessons ore very enlightening. Thanks for the lessons, Spike Lee is a legend it was handsome seeing how he grow in this business.
Some great practical advice on the actual process of what it takes to make an independent film, as well as thoughtful insights on the reason philosophy of filmmaking, and why it is important in our culture.
The class is pure education and motivation for me. Especially in moments where I believe I could add more to my creativity to address, influence and relate to the audience. Thank you!
"A good director both commands and surrenders to the moment." You must be strong as stone and flexible as water at the same time. Love this paradigm.