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.
The essentials of how to make films: Being true to a story and telling it well. And working your butt off to make it happen.
Loved this, felt inspired and motivated to crack on on make my movies. Unfortunately didn't touch on marketing your indie, but great nevertheless.
Mr. Lee's methods and philosophy are brutally honest and inspiring. The way he shares his deeper process is invaluable--far beyond the mechanics of filmmaking that one can learn in a traditional class. He shares the mindset of a brilliant filmmaker, driven to tell stories that shape the collective consciousness. Thank you Mr. Lee.
This MasterClass is like a story telling session. Hooked me from the word go and kept me present till the end. Concise, packed full of information that one can immediately apply. This is a true #goto class. Mr Lee is a generous teacher. Thank you :)