Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 11:07 min
Spike teaches you his techniques for writing bold, distinct characters, capturing two sides of a story, and creating stories that react to social injustice.
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.
This class has taught how to examine film and that it is an important tool in telling stories to millions of people.
Spike shared his thought process behind many of his choices, which is something I'm always interested in. He also included a lot of personal stories, which was very cool.
I thought this class made helped break down the process of becoming the filmmaker. I especially loved it when Spike talked about the logistics of what a filmmaker has to do.
The Class made me aware of the injustices of our society and how a film can help strengthen the argument against that...