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.
Thank you! What a wonderful and intimate look into film making!
This was amazing! Real experiences shared, tips and examples from feature films. The approach was fresh, unique, intelligent, creative and beautiful!
Excellent Masterclass from Spike Lee. Inspiring, educative and funny. I hope I can incorporate what Spike said to my filmmaking. Looking forward to make my film soon. Thank you Spike. My pranams and namaskaram from India.
Short, direct, and with a touch of humor. Amazing knowledge from an amazing director.