Film & TV
Lesson time 08:18 min
For Spike, the take is a sacred moment. Learn his rules for managing your crew and running a set effectively in order to deliver the best possible takes.
Topics include: You Have to Put in the Work • Know What’s Going On • A Take Is a Sacred Moment • Fight for the Crew You Want
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 has been the best teacher so far. Thank you so much for all the tools!!!
Great class. Thank you Mr Lee for showing us how it is done.
Loved the tech lessons about camera positions and colors. It’s surreal to have this opportunity. I can’t wait to watch your most recent movie!
I felt inspired by his personal words, specially about the use of art on social political activism. Art is a fantastic tool to permeate minds, dissuade prejudices and invite for reflection on new ideas.