Film Schools In Los Angeles – Dream vs. Reality

Film Schools in Los Angeles

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Film Schools In Los Angeles – The Dream

What aspiring filmmaker hasn’t dreamt of attending one of the top Los Angeles film schools, following in the footsteps of such luminaries as George Lukas, then being hired into the glamorous lifestyle of a Hollywood big shot?

Here’s an article that discusses the dreams of attending film schools in Los Angeles as a stepping stone to fame and fortune and the reality of what most graduates find in the real world of today’s film industry. [Read more…]

Searching NY Film Schools

NY Film Schools

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I just finished an article on 4filmmaking.com about NY film schools. I wish I had some good news to report.

NY Film Schools = Expensive

My experience with visiting New York is that you can get really fine if you spend enough, but even mediocre cost a lot. (Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE N.Y. but it is expensive any way you look at it.) The same seems to hold true for the film schools there. NY film schools are subject to the same high costs as any other business trying to operate in the Big Apple.

Grad Reports High Cost, Poor Instruction

What’s that all about? [Read more…]

Researching Colleges For Film?

Master List of Colleges For Film

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I’ve just updated my master list of film making schools. I’ve also added my thoughts about some of the alternatives to traditional university education when it come to colleges for film.  I even through in a little about film summer schools. A film summer school may be of interest to anyone who can’t afford the time or money to enroll in a full course of study.

What kind of colleges for film should you be considering? [Read more…]

Is A Degree In Film Worth It For You?

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Going To Film School? What’s A Degree In Film Worth?

Film school is as popular as ever and more and more universities are giving out degrees in film every year it seems. But will that degree in film actually get you a career. One educator claims that less than 1% of the graduates eventually become working filmmakers with at least one feature film under their belt. I’m not sure of the accuracy of that number but it is clear that the vast majority of graduates getting a degree in film end up in something other than filmmaking. [Read more…]