Film & TV
Lesson time 07:36 min
Learn Spike’s tips for creating realistic budgets and shooting schedules (and sticking to them), working on location, and how to make your crew feel appreciated.
Topics include: Budgeting Takes Compromise • Do It Yourself • Feed Them Now, Pay Them Later • Respect Your Locations • Designate Your Cover Sets • Crew Diversity
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 Lee is an incredible teacher and inspiration to me and I hope to use the lessons I learned here to help my career and hopefully help our people too
This class was worth the wait. The way Spike Lee talks and delivers is straight forward. He did not say what other filmmakers did; but what worked for his films. I love the comparisons and the way he broke down his films for different lessons. I started my index card box!
Thank you Spike, with respect and appreciate, I will carry on.
The Class made me aware of the injustices of our society and how a film can help strengthen the argument against that...