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Martin Scorsese to launch internet course in filmmaking

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is all set to launch his own filmmaking MasterClass early in 2018. The course would include lessons on storytelling, editing and working with actors. It would have more than 20 video lessons which would cost $90.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
September 23, 2017 4:51:12 pm
Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese to start with his online filmmaking course early in 2018.

Legendary director Martin Scorsese will soon be teaching filmmaking online. Scorsese will debut the class in early 2018 through online-education startup MasterClass, reported Variety. The class costs $90 for unlimited access to more than 20 video lessons; pre-enrollment is available starting Friday at masterclass.com/ms.

“I was excited by this project because it gave me a chance to pass down my own inspirations and experiences and practices and evolutions, not as a blueprint for how to make movies but as a guidepost, an offering to young people attempting to find their own way,” Scorsese said in a statement.

In the course, the Oscar-winning filmmaker will deconstruct his films and provide insights into how he approaches filmmaking, including lessons on storytelling, editing and working with actors. The MasterClass course will include a downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental material. In addition, students enrolled in the class will be able to upload video questions to Scorsese, who will provide select feedback.

MasterClass, founded in 2015, has released more than a dozen celebrity-led online courses to date. Those include classes from Shonda Rhimes, Christina Aguilera, Kevin Spacey, David Mamet, Dustin Hoffman, Werner Herzog, Aaron Sorkin, Hans Zimmer, James Patterson and Steve Martin.

Martin Scorsese is known for his legendary movies like ‘Silence’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’, ‘Cape Fear’ and others. He has been nominated 8 times for the Academy Awards in the best director category. He has bagged an Oscar Award for his film ‘The Departed’ featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in the year 2006.

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