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Werner Herzog

Teaches Filmmaking

Capture the spectacular

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. You’ll learn storytelling, cinematography, locations, self-financing, documentary interview techniques, and how to bring your ideas to life. By the end, you’ll make uncompromising films.


Watch, listen, and learn as Werner covers every aspect of filmmaking, from pre-production to distribution.


A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps and supplemental materials.


Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Werner will also critique select student work.

Lesson Plan

Herzog is a hero of independence. I loved his personal anecdotes, humor, and how he related those anecdotes and observations to his film and those of Bunuel, etc.

Tim Bennett-Huxtableis a screenwriter, filmmaker and actor in Los Angeles. Tim is a student in Werner Herzog’s MasterClass.

I loved that I got to see Werner speak since he is a very notable, innovative director. His commentary was thorough & definitely gave me ideas on how to shoot films.

Monica Castrois a film student at SFSU and is fascinated with auteur directors like Herzog, Martin Scorcese, and Pedro Almodovar.



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