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VIDEO: 90-Minute Masterclass With Legendary Director Werner Herzog

by Ken Guidry.


At age 72, Werner Herzog remains as prolific and as hard-working as he was when he was just starting out. The legendary filmmaker has covered so much ground, both as a documentarian and a director of fiction films, and he has built a reputation for himself for the way each of his films carry his distinctive voice. So when a guy like Werner Herzog holds a masterclass where he shares his knowledge of filmmaking and storytelling, it’s most definitely a class worth paying attention to.

Herzog held a 90-minute masterclass at the Locarno International Film Festival back in 2013 and the full video has started making the rounds, and it’s a must-watch for fans of Herzog as well as aspiring filmmakers. In Herzog’s masterclass, the director primarily takes questions from the audience, and this Q&A session gives us a fascinating glimpse inside the filmmaker’s craft, with the conversation leaning heavily towards his documentary work.

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  • June Fleming April 20, 2015, 10:16 AM

    I read the article and it is very encouraging for any one wanting to be Film
    Director. I admire anyone that finds what they are good at doing and love what they do.
    I love writing and love to spend my time writing stories and screenplays. There is nothing more I enjoy more than spending my time. when i find a story worthy of writing about I have to write about it.
    It is a pleasure to be connected to creative people. They all have a passion for what they do. That is what makes them so successful. Thank you for sharing this article with me.