Here is the list of MasterClass Reviews on the courses offered by film industry legends such as Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Helen Mirren and David Mamet. How fortunate are we to be able to learn from these masters.
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.
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.
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).
Go behind the scenes with two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster, star of Silence of the Lambs and director of Little Man Tate. In her first online class, she’ll teach you how to bring your vision to life.
An avant-garde figure in filmmaking, David Lynch introduced mainstream audiences to art-house films. Now the Oscar-nominated director of Mulholland Drive teaches his cross-disciplinary creative process.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
From The Simpsons theme to the soundtracks of Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman’s compositions are original, memorable, and exuberantly weird.