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.
Love this class. I learned so much about indie film making and film as an agent for positive impact and change! Feeling very inspired to go out there and try and make an impact with my own work.
Spike Lee speaks from the heart and really wants to share as much of his knowledge and experience with the rest of the world. He incorporates his beliefs in moral values into his work. I enjoyed hearing what he had to say!
I'm learning to trust my instincts more, and I'm glad I took a chance and signed up to classes with Spike Lee.
Spike Lee loves the art form of filmmaking; it shows. He has never shied away from sharing his knowledge (he wrote books to demystify filmmaking too).