Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 04:30 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.
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.
MasterClass is fantastic. There is direct learning, technique, strategy, artist though, etc. And, maybe even more important is the indirect learning that comes from time spent with a master. This teaches orientation, how to be an artist, how to separate one's identity from one's art, and the freedom of expression that brings. I have taken several classes, and am grateful for them! Thank you.
This was amazing! Real experiences shared, tips and examples from feature films. The approach was fresh, unique, intelligent, creative and beautiful!
Spike Lee is an incredible teacher and inspiration to me and I hope to use the lessons I learned here to help my career and hopefully help our people too
Fantastic masterclass not only on filmmaking but also on humanity.