firstly, I just wanted to tell you how much I love this tumblr. also, I wanted to recommend a couple films to fellow film lovers: 13 Tzameti, Paris, Texas, Waltz with Bashir, Buffalo 66, and even though everyone seems to hate it, Terry Gilliam's Tideland is pretty visually stunning.
RE: Art Institutes, I've been going to the AI in Portland and its been such an amazing experience. The professors all know exactly what they're doing and the school does everything it can to make sure that its students get experience out in the field. =]
Kinda random, and I don't know if it's worth mentioning, but they're shooting The Dark Knight Rises in Newark today and tomorrow at and around Newark City Hall, 7 am to 7 pm. I noticed when they closed the subway to do so.
I personally go to the Art Institute of Washington for film and it's an amazing program. Professors are all people who are in the field and they care about what they are doing. They are there to help us all and the school has a great environment.
Regarding your answer to the Art Institutes, I am actually attending one now, I am a sophomore there. The program is great, a lot of teachers are actual people from the industry. Like one of my teachers now, he was the producer for Dumb and Dumber and the Disney classic Johnny Tsunami. So if you live in the Bay Area of California and you want to go to a film school close to home, go here, its amazing.
To all the various kids on here asking about USC film school: You absolutely MUST read "Tools of Screenwriting" by Howard and Mabley. The eight sequence method of screenwriting is what's mainly taught structure-wise, so learn that thing and treat it like your bible. That being said, every prof. has their preference about structure (some prefer "Save the Cat" by Blake Snyder and others--a scant few, mind you--like Syd Field), but Howard taught at USC, so his is the method they prefer.
Great! My friend’s in one right now. For drawing though. I don’t know too much about film…I’m hoping you have heard some good things about the film program because I think places like AI are wonderful. There should be more.
Was it difficult to get into USC? I'm currently a junior in high school and I don't know if I should go to a community college then transfer. What do you think?
I’m weird. I didn’t get stellar grades. I think a 3.3 cumulative? Ah well. And my SAT scores were nothing compared to my friends. And I’m not made of money. I sent in my portfolio, dedicated my life to my essays, and the teachers I had write me recommendations actually wanted to write my recommendations. I don’t know how it happened. But it did.
So difficult? No. Stressing out everyday when I passed by my mailbox until I received the letter? Oh totally.
If you know what you want to do and have a plan, I say try for four years. But know a ton of people who transferred in from CC and they are having a fucking blast.
the university of toronto only has a cinema studies program (in regards to the person who asked about the program) for production/writing etc you'll want to look at ryerson or york or sheridan. york and ryerson are in toronto and sheridan is about half an hour outside of the city.
International schools as well. Do you know if University of Toronto has a good film program? it's sort of hard to get an idea of a schools reputation from their website, because of course they are going all claim that they are the best. Any schools that you know of, besides UCLA and USC? I do not want to stay in California.
UT = <3 because it’s in the city filmed for everything. A lot of films go there so you’ll have the benefit of being able to find a job.
There are schools all over the country. I may have to make a master post. But if you want to get out of California, search for schools in New York, Chicago, and Austin. I think they’re all pretty great cities. I’ve been hearing a lot about FSU Film.
But I’m sorry! My personal knowledge is only from where I applied, mostly California schools.
How is Ohio State University's film program? I was planning on going to Northern Kentucky University to major in Electronic Media and Broadcasting, but recently took a visit to OSU and really liked it. They don't have that major exactly, but they have Film Studies and Visual Communication Design. So I'm torn between the two. And plus I can't attend much else because I'm on a budget.
Anyone know of this? I’m afraid I do’t know. But if you really like it, you should go there. OSU sounds like the choice, but it’s all up to you.