From Spike Lee's MasterClass

Introduction

Meet your new instructor, writer/director/producer/professor—Spike Lee. Spike explains what he hopes you’ll gain from his class: the tools of film grammar—or visual storytelling—and the DIY spirit to make your own original, independent films.

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Meet your new instructor, writer/director/producer/professor—Spike Lee. Spike explains what he hopes you’ll gain from his class: the tools of film grammar—or visual storytelling—and the DIY spirit to make your own original, independent films.

Topics include: Introduction

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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.

Reviews

4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

This Masterclass taught me about passion and enthusiasm.

Big talent with so much advice on filmmaking, casting, managing actors and crew... I’ve learned a lot, so thank you Spike for sharing !

Spike Lee's lessons were highly entertaining and highlighted some great points.

I thought this class made helped break down the process of becoming the filmmaker. I especially loved it when Spike talked about the logistics of what a filmmaker has to do.

Comments

Terrence E.

Filmmakers in Los Angeles or New York. Add me on Instagram. - TerrenceTEdwards - Let's connect.

Kelvin R.

I’m really looking forward to this Master Class. No other person in the industry writes and directs what he knows better than Mr. Lee.

Toy J.

I can already tell that this is goin to be the most awesome class that I have taken in my entire life! Thank you Spike Lee!

Cliniquka M.

I am very excited for this class. I respect Spike Lee so much, and I know I am going to learn so much from this class that I will use my entire career!

Dex D.

Finally, someone who says they aren't going to teach film theory. This is what I've been looking for here on MC. Bring it, Spike.

Ricardo S.

A 4'20'' video introduction can't go wrong. A Spike Lee joint, ladies and gentlemen. :)

Niesha Lanaé G.

Dope intro. I love the decor of his office. I love his jewelry. I love his clothing. I LOVE SPIKE LEE!!!

Anthony Lee M.

being waiting for this to go live and just saw it was today and here i am.. ready to roll! cannot wait to soak up the love!

Michael O.

This is just what the Doc ordered today, because I'm in funk. Brilliant intro bro!

AIDAN S.

Spike Lee's introductory lesson is applause-worthy. And, I did--indeed--applaud it. He presents insights that do not overwhelm, and are easy to comprehend. And, one feels like he has just allowed us to share the first, succulent pieces of "candy" from the big and varied "box". Also, analogous to the "candy pieces" imagery, we--as students--desire, and anticipate MORE!