Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 6:49 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.
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 is by far the best filmmaking masterclass I have ever seen. It comes from the heart and Spike's passion comes through. So inspiring to hear him speak and it has taught me many things. I'm a 45-year-old aspiring filmmaker, this is invaluable information, to help speed up my learning process, having started so late in life to become a filmmaker. Thank you, Spike!
Some great practical advice on the actual process of what it takes to make an independent film, as well as thoughtful insights on the reason philosophy of filmmaking, and why it is important in our culture.
This is the best MasterClass I have ever watched.
This class has helped me understand how all the pieces fit together, not only for Spike Lee, but how I can also get the pieces to fit together on my feature projects a well. Thoroughly enjoyed the class!