Fancy learning filmmaking from the legendary Martin Scorsese? The Oscar-winning director is launching an internet-based course in making movies - his first foray into e-learning.

29 Sep 2017 - 11:38 AM  UPDATED 29 Sep 2017 - 11:38 AM

Listen to our full interview with Martin Scorsese in the The Playlist episode, below (interview commences at 17:40).

LOS ANGELES ( - The class starts in early 2018 through online-education startup MasterClass. 

In the course, Scorsese 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.

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

For more than 50 years, Scorsese has produced a legion of critically acclaimed films including "Goodfellas," "Raging Bull," "Taxi Driver," "Casino," "Cape Fear," "The Aviator" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

He has eight Academy Awards nominations for best director, and won the directing Oscar for 2006's "The Departed" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. 

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