Film & TV
Lesson time 09:40 min
Breaking down the director’s choices in one of his favorite films, Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, Spike demonstrates how cinema can be a powerful tool for speaking the truth.
Topics include: Film as a Powerful Tool for Truth • Every Choice Drives the Storytelling • A Classic Film’s Relevance to the Contemporary
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 learned the most important attribute I need to work on is my dedication. It may be in your heart and in your head but if the work is not tangible, it's not done.
This class has made me feel that my dream of being a filmmaker is more realistic than I thought. I feel a greater sense of urgency to create films that can be agents for change.
Loved Spike Lee's Master Class -- as a filmmaker myself it confirmed many things I've already been doing but it also added information and ways of working that I will add to my "filmmaker tool chest." Thank you!
Perfect insight of what it takes as an independent filmmaker. The Ron Howard is how to direct, but this one is how to balance the job of Filmmaking. This was a spike lee joint for sure! Thank you!