Observations & meditations on the day-to-day

Filmmaking Masterclass with Werner Herzog.

Taking an online filmmaking Masterclass with Werner Herzog, one of my favourite directors. What makes it so special is that it is not about technique as much as about mind-set, about the level of consciousness with which one has to engage with the world to generate material of quality. Herzog reads poetry before he writes – from the Tang Dynasty, from the Icelandic sagas. He writes listening to Beethoven. All this is geared to generating a formidable vortex of energy. Once you get that head of steam, it is the energy that carries you. It is the energy that creates. They would never teach you that at film school.

— Shomit


Posted in Blog on Thursday, November 10, 2016