Friday, November 25, 2011

Film School Secrets: A Smarter Start to Your Film Career.

Most people attend film schools believing they will help them achieve their goals of working in the film business and making movies. But this is rarely the case.
The truth is far different. You’re more than likely setting yourself up to be the next $100,000 joke. Film schools charge up to $40,000 a year to use equipment that rents for only a couple hundred dollars a day. Film school graduate job placement and earnings are very low proportional to the cost of school. And grads do not have the tools or the training to make a feature film.
Film Schools do not provide you with a plan.  That is why so many graduates fail. And that is why Stephen Ujaki, Dean of Film & TV at Loyola Merrimount said the “majority of students majoring in film and television will not be having careers in those professions” in a New York Times article dated 7/5/11.
It’s not because there are not jobs to be done in the film business, and it’s not because there aren’t movies to be made. It’s because film schools fail to provide graduates with the practical tools they need to find work, raise money, and make movies. Our course,
"Film School Secrets" does.

1 comment:

  1. Back in the prehistoric days before video tape (and commercial film schools), I worked in the commercial/industrial film industry. Kids would come in looking for a job, proudly waving their freshly minted degrees from Columbia College or the School of the Art Institute. The kids from Columbia might get a cursory interview but not those with paper from the Art Institute, as they were considered ruined.

    It’s one thing to want to be an artist, quite another to be a creative professional in an industry. Film schools have never provided aspirants the means to survive in the business and those who do survive earn that for themselves, often in spite of what they’ve been taught.