Learn from a Legend: Enroll in Werner Herzog's Online Filmmaking Class

Werner Herzog is no stranger to teaching young artists the craft of filmmaking, but this summer, he'll be casting a wider net and offering a class that will be held online—and enrollment opened today!

You might've been bummed to learn you didn't make it into Herzog's very awesome, very hard to get into Rogue Film School. And even if you did make it, you'd still have to venture all the way to whichever location it's being held at (this year it's Munich). This new class is offered completely online through MasterClass and features 5 hours of lessons, a class workbook with supplemental materials, and office hours that allow you to upload your videos and receive feedback from Herzog.

Video is no longer available: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFqiy0l5qTg

"Ultimately, my own goal is to be a good soldier of cinema and 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." —Werner Herzog

Here's a bit from the press release that describes what the class is all about:

Herzog’s MasterClass will focus on the art of both feature and documentary filmmaking. Herzog will teach how he captures the scary, beautiful, and spectacular. Lessons include storytelling, financing, leading a crew, cinematography, working with actors, locations, editing, and documentary interview techniques. Pre-enrollment is open to everyone and the class will become available this summer.

And if you're telling yourself, "Man, I'd eat my shoe to get into that class," well—you don't have to. Pre-enrollment costs $90 and gives you early access to Herzog's class.

To learn more/pre-enroll, click here    

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Werner Herzog would never take a class from anyone.

May 19, 2016 at 12:25AM

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Kenneth Merrill
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that would be news to the students who studied with him at Munich university.

May 19, 2016 at 7:04AM

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keith
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It was a joke.

May 19, 2016 at 9:24AM

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Kenneth Merrill
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But it's actually the truth. And even if I respect the man a lot, I seriously doubt you can learn the money's worth at those classes.. NO THANKS.

May 23, 2016 at 10:15AM

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zetty
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I agree with Kenneth, Werner is the real boss.

May 19, 2016 at 5:18AM

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So would anyone here recommend reading The Peregrine?

May 19, 2016 at 9:14AM

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Joe O
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I signed up! Couldn't hurt and I'll be able to slap Werner Herzog's Masterclass on my resume. What the hell.

May 26, 2016 at 9:13AM, Edited May 26, 9:13AM

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Sean Pettis
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