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.
Thank you very much for this class. I'm going to work on all information I received
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.
One of the best! I really felt motivated, and educated at the same time! Ain't nothing to it now but to just do it!
Although I'm not a big fan of Spike Lee's films, he speaks very passionate about filmmaking and films in general. An interesting aspect of this masterclass is that Spike Lee talks more about political influences than other filmmakers on this site.