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Spike Lee Teaches Filmmaking

via MasterClass


Teaches Independent Filmmaking

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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Class Sample
1. Introduction
2. Putting Words On Paper
3. Storytelling
4. Speaking Truth to Power: On the Waterfront
5. Spike's Film 101s Pt. 1
6. Case Study: Financing Malcolm X
7. Importance of Casting
8. Collaborating With Your Director of Photography
9. Storytelling with Camera Coverage
10. Storyboards: Malcolm X
11. Spike's Film 101s Pt. 2
12. Directing Actors
13. Collaborating and Improvising with Actors
14. Opening Title Sequences
15. Music Is Key
16. Editing
17. Film as an Agent of Change
18. Storytelling for Documentaries
19. Closing

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Spike Lee

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