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With a Best Director Oscar for ‘The Departed,’ 11 other Academy nominations, Three Emmy’s, Golden Globes, and BAFTA awards, Martin Scorsese’s list of industry-recognized achievements more than qualify him to ‘Teach Film Making.’ Beyond considerable talent, his success can be summed up in this quote. “When I’m making a film, I’m the audience.” 24 feature films later moviegoers all over the world are glad he is. Including Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street, Mean Streets and 19 others, the lifetime gross earnings of his movies are nudging the 2 billion dollar figure. As a film historian, screenwriter, producer, director, and actor, Scorsese’s career spans 50 years. And the genesis of this creativity began with him crafting his first storyboard at the age of eight.
In ‘Martin Scorsese Teaches Film Making,’ his MasterClass of 30 lessons, is an all-encompassing program that takes students on a journey through the production stages and professional disciplines of a Feature Film. Using interviews and clips from some of his films to make his points, he covers, casting, production design, locations, cinematography, script, editing, sound and music, even the importance of color. As a director, he understands the importance of developing good ‘people skills’ and the creativity needed to be a success. Scorsese also devotes time to working with the crew, low budget films, creating your own style/vision, and how to bring that vision to life. ‘Martin Scorsese Teaches Film Making’ is an important learning tool in any aspiring filmmaker’s toolbox.
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