Film & TV
Lesson time 08:31 min
Spike discusses the filmmaker’s responsibility to bring diversity to the film industry—both on screen and behind the scenes.
Topics include: American Cinema and the History of Denigration • Re-Examining the Myth of American Greatness • Spike’s Cinematic Mission • Holding the Mirror to Society • Redefining the Industry
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's helped learn the different ways to show emotion and affection in film. It also made me more passionate about film.
The class helped to understand different aspects of film making. His experiences are amazing. The fact that he showed some clips in order to help us understand was one the best point of this class.
I have learned the ethics of being a producer, filmmaker, writer, director and its implementation throughout the process from beginning to end. Spike Lee's Master Class teaches about the power to transform and impact society through film.
I love Spike Lee movies. He inspires me to be a better filmmaker. His filming techniques, and beautiful dialogue, are just mystical...