Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School

Rogue Film School is a 4-day seminar taught by famed director and madman Werner Herzog, The schedule includes a Meet & Greet and three all-day sessions, all for the sum of $1450. (Please note: this does not cover hotel costs, travel/parking or meals, but you will receive a signed copy of “Conquest of the Useless” by Werner Herzog, as well as a Certificate of Participation.

And what is the Rogue Film School all about? Well, according to the website:

The Rogue Film School will be in the form of weekend seminars held by Werner Herzog in person at varying locations and at infrequent intervals.

As for content

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

So, what do you learn?

The Rogue Film School 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.

But, this being Werner Herzog, that is not all

Related, but more practical subjects, will be the art of lockpicking. 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. Guerrilla tactics. Self reliance.

But please note:

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

Finally, the site advises:

Follow your vision. Form secretive Rogue Cells everywhere. At the same time, be not afraid of solitude.

Sounds great! And, if you are wondering why Werner would want to expose you to “The exhilaration of being shot at unsuccessfully”, well, the man has experience with this.