Spike Lee Teaches Independent Filmmaking | Official Trailer | MasterClass

Spike Lee Teaches Independent Filmmaking | Official Trailer | MasterClass

In his first-ever online class, Spike Lee lets you in on his uncompromising approach to filmmaking. You’ll learn about writing, self-producing, working with actors, and making movies that break down barriers.

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Spike Lee is an auteur and master storyteller who has written, directed, produced, and acted in films ranging from big studio pictures to micro-budget independents. His work stands as a testament to cinema’s power to entertain, explore, celebrate, and critique American culture and social political issues.

Spike Lee’s MasterClass teaches students how to tell stories that need to be told. He analyzes his work both on the page and on the screen, and dives into the technicalities of writing stories, working with actors, camera angles, financing, and choosing music. Lee addresses the hurdles facing first-time filmmakers, and shares learnings from his own experiences with overcoming obstacles in the film industry. He discusses his drive to impact culture with his movies, and urges students to be conscious of the relationship between their work and the world.

In this online filmmaking class, you’ll learn about:
• Screenwriting
• Producing
• Casting
• Working with Actors
• Cinematography
• Editing
• Film Score
• Financing

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