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Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking | Official Trailer | MasterClass

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Published on May 18, 2016

Learn more about Werner Herzog's MasterClass: https://www.masterclass.com/wh

In Werner’s filmmaking course you’ll get tips on storytelling, cinematography, locations, self-financing, documentary interview techniques, and how to bring your ideas to life. By the end, you’ll make uncompromising films. Learn the art of documentary and feature filmmaking from Werner Herzog, a self-taught filmmaker who has created 70 films and won over 50 awards, including the best director award at Cannes Film Festival.

As a film director, it’s your job to lead the platoon. When Christian Bale had to eat real maggots in Rescue Dawn, Werner offered to eat them first. Werner explains the power of leading by example to inspire your cast and crew. His filmmaking advice includes tips on working with actors both on set and before cameras start shooting in order to create characters audiences love.

Werner offers filmmaking lessons on a number of subjects including camera technique, the basics of cinematography, working with cinematographers, and painting with light to bring your vision to life. Learn how to use one camera to make the best film possible.

Werner dedicates four lessons to documentary filmmaking. He discusses his techniques to "crack a human being open." You must get to the heart of your subject in order to tell a beautiful and brilliant nonfiction story.

Werner’s filmmaking class is designed to offer useful lessons to both seasoned and emerging film directors. It includes 6 hours of video lessons and a customized workbook tailored to each chapter. In this online class, Werner teaches how to:

Analyze films and books to become a better storyteller
Write a script
Finance a film
Find spectacular locations and turn them into functional sets
Work with actors
Use sound and music to communicate your story
Work with subjects of documentaries
Deal with rejection and take control of your career

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