What film school should I apply to?
If I do decide to go to a film school which one should I go to? which is the most affordable for it's reputation?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The first question for YOU to answer is what do you really want to do? There are a lot of different jobs available in the professional film industry. Getting a movie made takes more than just a Director and Actors.
So first, figure out what it is you SPECIFICALLY want to do. Then, you need to find all of the schools and/or workshops that will help teach you that discipline. Then, you need to sift through those to determine which are the best for you plus any other considerations, such as location and cost.
No one can tell you what school is best for YOU. That's something only you can decide for yourself. Once you've narrowed your choices down, contact each school and ask very specific questions about what they will offer in terms of curriculum that will help you achieve your goals.
Having said all of that, you have to also understand that no school or degree will guarantee you a job in the professional film industry. Most careers are built on networking, hard work, perseverance, enthusiasm, and passion. A bit of luck comes into play, but you shouldn't bet your life and career on something so improbable. Once you find a school that suits your specific needs, you should work to improve your odds by going out into the real world and interning or volunteering on actual productions. Find a student film, an indie film, or just a local production company that will let you be there to observe how actual production works. You may be carrying cases or getting coffee, but getting away from the protected school environment and into the thick of the real world gives you actual experience PLUS you'll be meeting people who may be able to help you achieve your career goals.
For the absolute most comprehensive worldwide list of filmschools available anywhere, visit http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com and click on the Filmschools link at the top. Also prepare yourself by learning as much as you can about the real professional industry by reading What I Really Want to Do: On Set in Hollywood.
School may teach you how to make a movie. But by visiting http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com, you'll learn how real movies are actually made.
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- Ms.FireflyLv 71 decade ago
I would recomend going to a community college.
Its basically the same thing but cheeper. thats what I'm doing. and then if you want you can transfer to a university if you feel like it.
Basically you would go for your degree in 'film' or 'digital and film arts' and you take your basic stuff like reading and writing and what not. and you take your film stuff like 'history of american cinema' 'screenwriting' and a bunch of others.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
the one you want to go tooSource(s): hello