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.
Thanks. I know who Spike Lee is and I could pick him out in a crowd - easily even before I took his MasterClass. But I have NEVER seen a Spike Lee movie. I will be changing that. Thank you so much for all the lessons.
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.
I learned so much from Spike! I didn't know much about the industry and what to expect and he gave me so much information about it and what it's like to make a film.
Spike Lee's Master Class is a must. Not just for independent filmmaking but for any endeavours one might take. It's a reminder that you have to do the work in order to reap the rewards.