Werner Herzog – the legendary director of dozens of films in both the narrative and documentary genres – is the latest addition to the roster of big name tutorials over at Masterclass.com. Pre-enrolment for the Werner Herzog Filmmaking Masterclass opening in the summer is already available at a price of $90.
If you’re a budding filmmaker looking for educational resources online, there is something coming very soon that could really be worth investing in. Masterclass.com, an educational site that offers insights from masters of various disciplines at a arguably affordable price, will be launching a filmmaking masterclass with no other than cinema legend Werner Herzog.
Although the site already features two masterclasses on acting by Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Spacey no less, this will be the first one on their site focusing on the art of filmmaking. With module names such as career strategy, interview techniques, editing, storytelling and working with actors, the 5 hours of video that the class will apparently offer an overarching view of the art of filmmaking. From abstract concepts down to practical examples and tips in both documentary and narrative, you will very likely find a few gems of wisdom that apply to your own work.
The course will also provide you with an online workbook to expand on the video lessons, as well as offering a community space to get feedback from your peers, with Werner Herzog himself providing feedback on selected student work. You can take the class at your own pace and access it online from anywhere.
The Werner Herzog Filmmaking Masterclass will be available in summer 2016, so hopefully very soon, and you can already book a place for only $90. Other courses coming soon to the website are the Photography Masterclass by Annie Leibovitz, and the Scriptwriting Masterclass by Aaron Sorkin, writer of The West Wing and The Social Network, so definitely worth a look!
Disclaimer: We haven’t had a chance to watch any of the workshop sessions beforehand so we can’t give a comment on the quality, but I think the choice of teachers alone is very promising. (We are also not affiliated with masterclass.com in any way.)