Film & TV
Lesson time 10:43 min
Spike walks you through the iconic camera angles and techniques that have come to define his visual style. Then, he breaks down how he uses each to increase tension and heighten the drama.
Topics include: Cinematic Camera Angles • Camera Movement • One-Take Scenes • Breaking the Fourth Wall
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.
Most important thing I learned is to tell the story you're meant to tell. By passionate. Stay hungry. If there's a universal truth to what you're saying, then don't be shy about telling it.
This class has taught how to examine film and that it is an important tool in telling stories to millions of people.
This is the best MasterClass I have ever watched.
Great content! Spike Lee tells it how it is by using examples from his real life experiences as a filmmaker, who has pushed the envelope & succeeded.