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.
Werner Herzog has helped to demystify Film making for me. He has Illuminated many of the thoughts and feelings that I have had intuitively and not been able to articulate.. "We are thieves getting away with the loot". There are now no excuses for not making my film.. "Do eet".
I enjoy very much this class, it is priceless.
A fascinating introduction to the art of film making from a true free spirit. A man with a gentle voice delivers powerful ideas.
Love Herzog. So much great information here and some amazing stories. His motives, techniques, and filmmaking philosophy are brilliant.