It may sound a little bit strange to hear what qualifies me for this, because I'm somebody who has never learned how to make films. \r\n\r\nI was never assistant somewhere in the industry, nor was ever at film school. \r\n\r\nAnd since I grew up in a very remote place in the Bavarian mountains-- we had to flee from bombardments of Munich-- I had no running water, for example. \r\n\r\nWe had no-- yeah we had electricity, not all the time. \r\n\r\nWe had only an outhouse as a toilet. \r\n\r\nAnd I did not see films until I was 11. \r\n\r\nIn fact, I was not even aware that cinema even existed until I was 11. \r\n\r\nIt's hard to say what I hope from your site. \r\n\r\nI don't know who you are. \r\n\r\nI do assume that most of you are younger than I am, obviously, and that you are aspiring filmmakers. \r\n\r\nAnd of course, I know there's something I can pass on. \r\n\r\n[MUSIC PLAYING] The terrible thing is it was like meat in a butcher shop. \r\n\r\nWho are you, Timothy? \r\n\r\nWho are you, Amy, and what happened to you? \r\n\r\nI'm curious, and I still keep learning. \r\n\r\nI have done good battle, I mean real good battle and have my scars and have my defeats. \r\n\r\nSomehow you may see me as an example, how do you survive in this industry? \r\n\r\nHow do you still, against all adversity, are capable to make films? \r\n\r\nYou see, that's the kind of man you have to deal with if you want to look at my master class about directing movies. \r\n\r\nUltimately, ultimately my own goal is to be a good soldier of cinema. \r\n\r\nAnd if I can inspire one or two of you out there to become a good soldier, then I have done everything I should do here. \r\n\r\nI'm Werner Herzog, and this is my MasterClass.