Caption

Spike Lee to launch first online class for filmmakers

Calling all movie lovers! Spike Lee is gearing up to teach his first online filmmaking class.

» RELATED: Spike Lee: why he brought back 'She's Gotta Have It' on Netflix 

The Atlanta-born director is partnering with MasterClass, a platform that hosts dozens of celebrity-led tutorials, to educate up-and-coming artists about the craft. 

For $90, Lee will discuss the technicalities of writing stories, collaborating with actors, choosing music, financing and picking the best camera angles. He will also take a critical look at the current film industry, sharing his personal experiences and advising filmmakers how to overcome hurdles within the field. 

“There are no absolute truths in filmmaking and no one way to be a filmmaker,” Lee said in a statement. “I’ve learned in 30 years things that I can give back. I’m teaching this MasterClass because very few people get to sit in my classes at NYU, so this is an opportunity for me to share what I’ve learned with as many students as possible, no matter where they are in their film career.”

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Absentee ballots missing birth dates must be counted, judge orders
  2. 2 Do this exercise one hour a week to prevent heart attacks, study says
  3. 3 Judge orders more ballots be counted in Georgia governor's race

The Morehouse alum is currently an artistic director and professor in New York University’s Graduate Film Program, where he received his masters of fine arts in film production. Since 1986, he’s created several notable flicks, including “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Malcolm X,” “School Daze” and “Do The Right Thing.” 

Interesting in learning from the influencer? Preregistration for his class is now open, and sessions begin this summer. Take a look at the teaser for the course below. 

» RELATED: Spike Lee and how ‘School Daze’ made black colleges matter 

More from AJC