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.
Spike gave a lot of insight HELPFULL insight, a lot of questions I had where answered pluss extra. Sorry if my grammar is not A1 because I am from Norway but I love it.
Spike Lee's Masterclass is amazing. A journey of hills and valleys about filmmaking. I've tried to give up this craft but the craft chose me and I love it more than I hate it. This class showed me the value in the struggles along with the value in knowing why we do what we do.
He showed me what I already knew; that you have to bust your butt to get it done. That it's hard work. Which again I already knew full well, but it was just refreshing to hear him say it.
I learned so much from Spike! I didn't know much about the industry and what to expect and he gave me so much information about it and what it's like to make a film.