Arts & Entertainment
Storytelling for Documentaries
Lesson time 06:48 min
Examining his powerful nonfiction films When the Levees Broke and 4 Little Girls, Spike shares insights on how to handle true stories with passion and respect.
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars
Topics include: 4 Little Girls • Personal and Intimate Interviews • Documentary as Activism
About the Instructor
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.
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