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.
A great source of inspiration, when you're already making movies. If you are just starting out with filmmaking, it's probably even more useful.
Herzog is one of my favourite movie maker and I have listened to his interviews and talks, but his masterclass was an incredible experience and the egoless way he explain things was very helpful in understanding the way the mind of a true master works .
It has helped me to stop thinking and start doing, mistakes will always come, deal them when they happened and dont stop, stopping is for the cowards.
He is a great speaker, but in the end it was more about his journey versus practical filmmaking tips. Overall it was great to hear his story and I think advanced filmmakers will get something from it.