Film & TV
Lesson time 04:20 min
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
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'm working my way through ALL film & tv masterclasses, and this is one of the VERY BEST. Thank you Spike Lee: there are constant pearls of applicable wisdom in here that every aspiring and seasoned filmmaker needs to know or meditate upon....
Excellent! Loved this one and all of my Master Classes.
Inspiring how Spike found a way to get his stories told they way he wanted them to be told.
I'm not a film maker, but I appreciate the way he tells it like it is. I didn't expect to enjoy his class as much as I did. He brought a great deal of truth, insight, and wisdom to what he was saying.