I agree with this, you might not need a budget to be creative, but you sure as hell need a budget to make a movie.
If you truly can make good movies with no money, with no storyboard, with no formal training and with crew and actors that doesn't show up, why wouldn't you put it here as an example? Where is the movie from cuba you made with all these wonderfull advises and situations that you had to adapt? Are you as proud of that movie as you are of "The final act of Joey Jumbler"?
And yeah, award winning cinematographers don't just jump on a inexperienced short film out of nowhere, I liked the movie, but it is not one of those "oh my god this idea is a once in a lifetime i better work for free on this" movie.
Obviously someone fixed both locations, someone fixed the expensive wardrobe, someone has planned out the shots, actors has been paid, and someone has done everything "by the book".
You haven't randomly gone out and found a career clown with a daughter with cancer and just started filming and adapting with no storyboard so what does does this have to do with the things Herzog taught you?
Show us the cuba movie and let us see what happens when you run out and shoot a movie a week with a 2 man crew and no storyboard and if this is actual advice and not just promotion for a workshop.