Spike Lee Is Teaching An Online Filmmaking Class For The Price Of One College Textbook

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The average college tuition for the 2017–2018 school year was $34,740 at private colleges. Extrapolate that over four years and you’re coughing up over $120,000 for an opportunity to forget everything you’ve learned exactly one month after you graduate.

But, for the small price of one textbook, you can learn from one of the greatest directors of our time. Spike Lee is offering an online filmmaking class on MasterClass in the summer of 2018.

For just $90, you can learn from the man who brought movies like Malcolm X and Do The Right Thing to the big screen.

In the class, Lee, who is currently an artistic director and professor in New York University’s Graduate Film Program, will cover the technicalities of writing stories, working with actors, camera angles, financing, and choosing music, Variety reports.

“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.”

Pre-registration for Lee’s online class is currently open at the MasterClass website masterclass.com/sl.

MasterClass also hosts tutorials from Steve Martin (comedy), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), and Shonda Rhimes (writing for television).

[h/t Variety]