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Spike Lee Movie Director Producer - Basic Film Director Equipment List

Updated on September 7, 2016

Spike Lee Movie Producer

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee was born on March 20, 1957. Spike Lee is an American Film Director, Producer, Writer, and Actor. And in many African Americans eyes Spike Lee is a Civil Rights Leader. His mother nick-named him Spike because as a child he was tough by nature. The school he attended was Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia and he developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University. After Spike Lee graduated from Morehouse College, he also attended Tisch School of Arts graduate film program. Spike Lee went on to produce a 45 minute film Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads in 1983, which won a student academy award.

Spike Lee's film "Do the Right Thing" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1989. Driving Miss Daisy won Best Picture that year, and Spike Lee says this hurt him more than his film not receiving the nomination. On May 2, 2007, the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival honored Spike Lee with the San Francisco Film Society's Directing Award.

Get On the Bus (movie)

Many Spike Lee fans began watching Spike Lee films since the movie "Do the Right Thing." And another great classic movie of his is "Get on the Bus," this movie was based on a group of men going to the Million Man March, it's inspirational and down to earth. There are talented actors in this movie like: Bernie Mac, Ossie Davis, Hill Harper, De'Aundre Bonds (my cousin), and a few other talented actors. This movie should be added to people's household of movie classics. The documentary "When the Levees Broke" is a film on actual real live footage of the Hurricane Katrina Citizens; August 2005. When I watched this film it touched me, and I learned quite a bit about the character of the President of our country at that time.

The Actor De'Aundre Bonds is also a Rapper; he has a few rap songs. One of his hits is named 1st Round Pick.

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee

List of Spike Lee Films

Name of Film and Year

  1. She's Gotta Have It, 1986
  2. School Daze, 1988
  3. Do the Right Thing, 1989
  4. Mo'Better Blues, 1990
  5. Jungle Fever, 1991
  6. Malcolm X, 1992
  7. Crooklyn, 1994
  8. Clockers, 1995
  9. Get on the Bus, 1996
  10. Girl 6, 1996
  11. 4 Little Girls, 1997
  12. He Got Game, 1998
  13. Summer of Sam 1999
  14. Bamboozled, 2000

There could be more Spike Lee movies; this guy is a living legend.

When The Leeves Broke, Hurricane Katrina Documentary

When the Levees Broke

After I watched this documentary "When the Levees Broke" with my daughters, it made me feel more grateful for the life I live. I also appreciate the love-ones in my life more. This documentary needs to be seen by all types of people: poor, rich, black, white, all nationalities of people. Spike Lee became a Civil Rights Leader in many people's eyes after this documentary-film.

When the Levees Broke, is a documentary film made in 2006 and directed by Spike Lee about the horrific devastation of New Orleans, Louisiana due to the controversial break of the levees during Hurricane Katrina. In late August and early September 2005, this documentary premiered at the New Orleans Arena on August 16, 2006 and was first aired on HBO that following week. The film shows the New Orleans citizens in the middle of disaster seeing deaths, disaster and diseases. In a statement made by director Spike Lee about the film he states, "New Orleans is fighting for its life." This film will focus on the grieving reality of Hurricane Katrina as well as the amazing uplifted spirit of New Orleans.

Other Production Companies

The only movies some people have ever made were on their computer with "Movie Maker" software. There are other production companies apart from Spike Lee's Films, I will name a few: Ice Cube- Cube Vision, Queen Latifah- Flavor Unit, Oprah Winfrey- Harpo Productions, Tyler Perry- Lion'sgate Entertainment, and there are other production companies not related to Hollywood's film productions.

For beginner or advanced video producers thinking about becoming the next Spike Lee or Tyler Perry. Whether you want to do a digital videos, film, movies, music videos, documentaries or any type of video production. Here’s a list of film director equipment you need to set up a simple TV studio:

  • Multiple Cameras
  • Tripod for each camera
  • A video switcher that can handle every single video source you have or computer system
  • Multiple microphones
  • An audio switcher that can handle every audio source you have or computer system
  • Graphics generator
  • Multiple TV Monitors
  • Video tape/DVD decks
  • CD/audiotape players
  • Cables and connectors
  • Lights
  • Furniture for your set. Go for solid colors that blend.

There are many reasons for setting up a studio if you are serious about video production. If you liked this article, and you've watched any of the Spike Lee films that were mentioned above, feel free to leave a comment. And you can also leave feedback as; Useful, Interesting, Awesome, and/or Voted up. Thank You.

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