Werner Herzog Thinks Most Film School, Like Life Itself, Is Useless

Aspiring filmmakers, listen up: You’re wasting three years of your life in film school. Great German filmmaker Werner Herzog thinks you can learn the basics of filmmaking in a week. After that, the most important skills a filmmaker can learn are how to forge land-use permits and how to pick locks. All of which is taught at Herzog’s “Rogue Film School.” Which begs the question: If you convincingly forge your diploma, did you earn it?

Werner Herzog Thinks Most Film School Is Useless