Re: Basic skills any filmmaker must have according to Werner Herzog

From: Adam Hyman (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 04 2007 - 11:03:01 PDT

Missing one from that quote, but which Herzog told a class that I was in. A
filmmaker must know how to pick locks.

But I have yet to find someone to teach me.

On 7/4/07 10:50 AM, "esperanza collado" <email suppressed> wrote:

> Cant help sharing this with frameworkers, hee hee:
> ...but let me say that there are some very basic skills that any
> filmmaker must have. First of all, learn languages. One also needs to
> be able to type and to drive a car. It is like the knights of old who
> had to be able to ride , wield a sword and play the lute. At my
> utopian film academy I would have students do athletic things with
> real physical contact, like boxing, something that would teach them to
> be unafraid. I would have a loft with a lot of space where in one
> corner there would be a boxing ring. Students would train every
> evening from 8 to 10 with a boxing instructor: sparring, somersaults
> (backwards and forwards), juggling, magic card tricks. Whether or nor
> you would be a filmmaker by the end I do not know, but at least you
> would come out as an athlete. My film school would allow young people
> who want to make films to experience a certain climate of excitement
> of the mind. This is what ultimately creates films and nothing else.
> It is not technicians that film schools should be producing, but
> people with a real agitation of mind. People with spirit, with a
> burning flame within them.
> (From Herzog on Herzog)

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