Film & TV
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.
Topics include: Be Bold With Your Character Invention • Don’t Make a One-Sided Narrative • Find Stories That Resonate With You • Make Your Own Rules • Urgency of BlacKkKlansman
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.
I'm learning to trust my instincts more, and I'm glad I took a chance and signed up to classes with Spike Lee.
wow loved this course! so excited to apply his tips into my upcoming film!
I learned a bit about Spike's thought process.
I AM SUPER MOTIVATED!!! Not to date myself, but with all of the RESPECT I have for Spike Lee's talent, my pen is fierce on my notepad! Love the intro!