Arts & Entertainment
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.
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 was inspired and wholeheartedly appreciated his transparency. Spike Lee's examples were great as well. It proved the notion of practice what you preach. To sum it up, very encouraging.
It's helping me to advance my knowledge on filmmaking.
I was never going to take this class until I stumbled upon it's trailer! It intrigued me and things only went uphill from there! Mr. Spike Lee is an institution of inspiration and knowledge. Simply put, this was one the best film making class I've found on the mighty internet.
A passionate storyteller, Spike dives into his bag of classics to provide the backbone of independent filmmaking. Great class!