In Spike Lee’s first-ever online class, the visionary behind Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X lets you in on his uncompromising approach to filmmaking, Learn about writing, self-producing, working with actors, and making movies that break down barriers.
Here is a list of the best MasterClass courses that will enhance your skills and professional knowledge as a filmmaker very quickly. And you can add the names of Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Samuel L Jackson, David Mamet and Werner Herzog to your resume, how awesome is that!
In the Annie Leibovitz MasterClass, Annie teaches you how to develop concepts, work with subjects, shoot with natural light, and bring images to life in post-production. You'll see the world through her eyes, and change your approach to photography forever.
Aaron Sorkin wrote his first movie on cocktail napkins. Those napkins turned into A Few Good Men, starring Jack Nicholson. Now, the Academy Award winning writer of The West Wing and The Social Network is teaching screenwriting.
In the David Mamet MasterClass you will learn the rules of how to write drama, the nuances of dialogue, and the skills to develop your own voice and create your scriptwriting masterpiece. Learn from the Legend how to become a Writer.
When Shonda Rhimes pitched Grey’s Anatomy she got so nervous she had to start over. Twice. Since then, she has created and produced TV’s biggest hits. In her class, Shonda teaches you how to create compelling characters, write a pilot, pitch your idea, and stand out in the writers’ room.
One of Steve’s first gigs was at the drive-in movies. When the audience liked a joke, they honked. In this class, Steve shares insights from performing for cars and humans over a 50-year career spanning sold-out arenas and blockbuster films.
Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Tony winner Helen Mirren is one of the greatest actresses of our time. In her first online class, she discusses the dualism that is core to her method: the necessity for mastering technique (craft) and then letting go so that your imagination can take over (art).
As a kid, Samuel L. Jackson stuttered so badly that he stopped talking for almost a year. Today he’s one of the world’s most successful actors, with roles in over 100 films, including Pulp Fiction and The Avengers.
Dustin Hoffman believes that every great character is already inside you—the hard part is learning to access them.