Film & TV
Lesson time 14:18 min
Spike shares his strategies for enhancing drama through music. Learn his advice for working with a composer, turning source into score, and using music as a counterpoint.
Topics include: Respect the Collaboration With Your Composer • Turning Source Into Score • Using Music as Counterpoint • Finding Inspired Score: He Got Game
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.
This was my first Master Class, I knew I wanted to start with Spike, and I found it really easy to follow the lessons. I loved the work books, It helped me digest the material. This is a great tool for artists.
By far one of the best teachers I've had in my educational career. Spike's style of teaching with real-film examples gives new age filmmakers an idea of where they can take their storytelling in the future.
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....
Spike is awesome. He tells it like it is, no sugarcoating. He gets into the nuts and bolts of filmmaking and his enthusiasm for his craft comes shining through!