Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School

Filmmaker and perennial badass Werner Herzog has started a series of 3-day workshop/seminars he's calling "Rogue Film School." The first one is in Los Angeles January 8-10, 2010, with more planned for other cities on the East Coast and the Midwest in the near future.

Here's a few choice quotes from the site:

"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 lockpicking or forging shooting permits in countries not favorable to their projects. In short: 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." --Werner Herzog

The Rogue Film School will not teach anything technical related to film-making. For this purpose, please enroll at your local film school.

...How do you narrate a story? (This will certainly depart from the brainless teachings of three-act-screenplays)...

...Censorship will be enforced. There will be no talk of shamans, of yoga classes, nutritional values, herbal teas, discovering your Boundaries, and Inner Growth...

...No sound or video recordings are permitted. No laptops. No cell phones. No pagers.

This sounds awesome, but will set you back a pretty penny. The application fee is $25, and Werner personally goes through all the applications. If he accepts you, the three day seminar is $1,450. It might be worth it if you need to know how to keep shooting your film right after being shot with a gun, though.

Joey

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