Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 03:50 min
Using his original storyboards for the assassination scene in Malcolm X, Spike illustrates the construction of a scene, and the level of detail required to create the illusion of chaos.
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.
Mr. Lee expressed his hope, students would be able to use this information. There was so much, looking forward to applying experience, not just theory.
I am an independent filmmaker at 65 years old. I have made multiple documentaries and other types of short work and I have for my entire career been influenced by Spike Lee. i am, at this point in life, seeking to do more not less, and this class was both VERY informative, and deeply inspiring. It is my first Master Class and it is, by itself, worth 10x what I paid. Thank you.
One memorable class included Spike Lee's definition of "Colors" in a musical score. I have a long history in the visual arts but have never really thought of the various instruments as colors. This opened my mind greatly in how to communicate ideas with score composers.
Great class. SL is a great artist and a promotor and master of independent cinema