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Werner Herzog Starts a Hardcore Rogue Film School

Movie Werner Herzog by Joey Paur

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Interested in going to film school? Director Werner Herzog is starting one that I know for a fact you will find interesting. He calls it Rogue Film School, and it teaches you everything that the top films schools in the country wont teach you. This film school is not for the faint of heart, and here are the details.

Werner Herzog has announced the opening of his Rogue Film School, a series of several weekend seminars scheduled to take place in various US and international cities. The inaugural seminar will take place January 8-10, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA in a hotel conference room. A limited number of students will assemble to learn about the art of lock-picking, traveling on foot, the exhilaration of being shot at unsuccessfully, the athletic side of filmmaking, the creation of your own shooting permits, the neutralization of bureaucracy, and guerilla tactics. According to Herzog: The Rogue Film School is not for the faint-hearted; it is for those who have traveled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs or as wardens in a lunatic asylum, for those who are willing to learn about lock-picking or forging shooting permits in countries not favoring their projects. In short: it is for those who have a sense for poetry. For those who are pilgrims. For those who can tell a story to four-year-old children and hold their attention. For those who have a fire burning within. For those who have a dream.”

The film school will not teach anything technical related to film-making. For this purpose, please enroll at your local film school. It is about a way of life. It is about a climate, the excitement that makes film possible. It will be about poetry, films, music, images, literature and probably getting arrested. Sound like fun?

For more information hit up the official website.

Via: Indiewire

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