Film & TV
Lesson time 20:37 min
“The wrong actors, the wrong roles could turn out the wrong movie.” Spike shares his tips for successful casting and his experiences casting some of his most infamous roles.
Topics include: Take Your Time: Casting Halle Berry • Chemistry Is Important • Seek Out New Talent • Casting Rosie Perez • Don’t Be Shy • Casting in BlacKkKlansman • Casting Topher Grace • Casting John David Washington
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 have learned about the power of score, pre and post production and being a life long cinema learner.
Thank you Spike for the inspiration, the integrity, thank you for shining the truth.
Spike spoke in a very relatable tone. I like his humble approach to teaching his techniques. You can tell he is a very passionate film maker.
The class helps me knowing my weakness and how can I move forward in the film industry .