Here is a list of the best online #filmmaking courses that will enhance your skills and professional knowledge very quickly. And you can add the names of Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Samuel L Jackson, Helen Mirren and Werner Herzog to your resume, how awesome is that!
The Martin Scorsese Masterclass will teach you storytelling, cinematography to editing and working with actors. How incredible that this Oscar winner shares his approach to filmmaking with us in an online class available to all.
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.
Ron Howard will teach you the practical, hands-on craft of directing. Join the Academy Award–winning director in action as he deconstructs scenes from Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind, teaches you how to evaluate scripts, and stages a scene from Frost/Nixon.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair approaches directing with the “heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant” fighting to bring uncompromising stories to film.
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.
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).
Natalie Portman began acting professionally at 12 and won an Oscar before she turned 30. As a self-taught actor, she uses personal techniques to create compelling, complex characters.
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.
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.
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.
Since its 2017 debut, Ken Burns’s The Vietnam War has enthralled over 39 million viewers by painting an intimate and revealing portrait of history. Learn how Ken captivates audiences with his ability to distill vast research and complex truths into compelling narratives.
Legendary director Werner Herzog is teaching documentary and feature #filmmaking. You’ll learn storytelling, cinematography, locations, self-financing, documentary interview techniques, and how to bring your ideas to life. By the end, you’ll make uncompromising films.
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