Film & TV
Lesson time 2:06 min
Werner leaves you with the words of a medieval mystic and wishes you luck on your journey.
Topics include: Advice from a medieval mystic
I have a text I'd like to read for you. And the text is from the late medieval mystic, Thomas a Kempis-- a very important figure in deep thinking. A mystic. And it's in a film of mine. "It is only the pilgrims who in the travails of their earthly voyage do not lose their way. Whether our planet be frozen or scorched, they are guided by the same prayers, and suffering, and fervor, and woe." [MUSIC PLAYING] You may have guessed, meanwhile, that it is not Thomas a Kempis. I wrote this text. I did this. In a way, we have to leave things incomplete. Lots of things we haven't covered, but it would be ad nauseam just to have me there and trying to explain my craft. Thank you, and best of luck to all of you.
When the legendary director Werner Herzog was 19, he stole a camera and made his first movie. 70 films and 50 awards later, Werner is teaching documentary and feature filmmaking. In this film class, you’ll learn storytelling, cinematography, location scouting, self-financing, documentary interview techniques, and how to bring your ideas to life. By the end, you’ll make uncompromising movies.
The unique insights provided are wonderful and invaluable. He inspires, breaks through his own illusions and inspires you to go for your vision despite the unreasonable challenges. This is what I loved about this class and the art of this man's singular vision.
A realist that shows not everyone is cut out to be a director. Huge fan of all of his movies.
Quite interesting to know a bit about his background and childhood. I am quite eager to learn even more
"Werner is a true master of craft - a blacksmith of great human pathos. A soldier for artistic spirit." -Alfred Biolek