Film & TV
Lesson time 16:56 min
Spike provides you with a blueprint of his writing process to help you write your script. Learn his index card technique, his disciplined writing practice, and his advice for writing with a partner.
Topics include: Capture Ideas in Notebooks • Do the Research • Organize With Index Cards • Set Daily Writing Goals • Respect Your Dedicated Writing Time • Get Feedback • Research for BlacKkKlansman • Working With a Writing Partner
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 loved this MasterClass. The idea that Mr. Lee is so candid and direct in his teaching. It's almost as if he's sitting in front of you and telling teethe real deal no fluff.
I've learned a lot about all the different facets of making a film and I plan to apply it to my next project.
We need subtitles, but the class was phenomenal
Filmmaking is more about passion than education. Spike generously makes this clear.