Arts & Entertainment
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.
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 has a masterful approach to blending elements of music, cinematography and action to really drive home the emotion of a scene. I feel like I now know what to be mindful of when creating that.
I really liked Spike's insight on film making. I can tell he knows exactly what he's talking about, and I appreciate that he's teaching this class
Fantastic! My favorite Masterclass; Spike is really a teacher and love how he broke things down and explained them and really communicated ideas so that they could be understood and applied. I feel my filmmaking will be improved by doing this class.
Thank you Spike for the inspiration, the integrity, thank you for shining the truth.