eyesofdoctoreckleburg asked: just on the topic of other canadian film schools i don't know if its been mentioned before but ryerson university and york university have some of the best and most selective film programs in canada. just don't want the great white north to be forgotten!
geekinpearls asked: Vancouver Film School is very good but expensive and you only come out with a diploma. Usually its really hard to find a job coming out of VFS
Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on Vancouver Film School? I never noticed any posts mentioning it, so I thought I'd ask.
kranichfilm-deactivated20110928 asked: your page cracks me up. I'm so glad to know there are NORMAL film people out there. EVERYONE at my school is soooooooo arrogant.
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Anonymous asked: I liked your "character arc" one. I get so tired of getting Robert McKee lectures from my dad on my scripts. I'm too lazy to make my characters in the stories do anything but die. haha By the way, your blog is the bomb. LOVE IT.
gorepolice asked: does an interpretive dance to express my love for you.
iandthevillage-deactivated20120 asked: Hey! I'm a senior in high school and my dream school is USC. SCA to be exact. Do you have any advices that might be using during the application process? I'm going to put Film Production as my first choice and Critical Studies as my second.
gorepolice asked: i think i love you on a personal level...
annakendrick asked: I've seen a handful of Florida schools mentioned here so far, but I'm just gonna put mine out there. I go to Ringling College - I've only been there for a few months now and I've already learned so much. We were put on the Hollywood Reporter's list of the top 25 film schools after only having graduated one class. We're new, but we're already getting a ton of...
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Anonymous asked: I've got an idea and a camera, and a pretty good idea on how to write a screenplay, courier aside, but otherwise, I don't know a thing. Is there a book of any sort you'd recommend for a non-film school person?
thelexisage asked: Congrats on USC :)What year are you at USC? and RED's are really great and all but they also have a lot of issues. They're still a new technology but I look forward to using them more in the future :) especially when all the kinks are worked out.
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girlwiththebatshitcraziness asked: Here to represent Emerson College! I love it here. I'm glad I came here but lucky you at USC!
aimee-gellard asked: I'm not sure about the rest of the world, but here in Australia film school is invaluable for networking. Sure, you may not NEED it, and it may not teach you anything that you couldn't find out for free with some intense research [at least school hands it to you easy], but without film-school you've really got buckleys chance of either a) finding other people to work with or b)...
meow--zedong asked: Other great places to study filmmaking in the UK are London College of Communication, and AUCB (Arts University College at Bournemouth), also if you're able to dish out like £20k, Met Film School in London is amazing.
punchdeck asked: I'm a Columbia film grad. Editing concentration. Other than the fact that I really didn't end up wanting to edit as a career, I'd have to say Columbia was a good school. Lots of great teachers working in the industry, still in contact with some of them. I'd suggest Columbia to people for quite a few programs. Some of my friends went through as English/Writing majors and...
Anonymous asked: A school that I haven't seen on here once is DePaul University. I go there right now. It's program is amazing. It's only a few years old, which is probably why it's not well known. But it does mean that all our RED cameras, lights and chapman dolly are brand-spanking-new!
xerxes93 asked: Just to add to the whole Film school thing, there are actually community colleges with film programs, which if someone's concerned about not being able to pay for film school, is a very good option to consider. I'm about to go to a community college with a very nice film program (which I'm not in because it's a two year program but the waiting list takes about a year and I want...
thelexisage asked: haha the lore here is that the bet was for Indiana Jones. But alas, it's ridiculous for him to have donated so much money to USC when the school rejected him 2 or 3 times for film school. Just in the last 5 years or so our school has pumped out some very good film makers :) Where did you end up going?
bellasiel asked: Not to harp on the film school vs. no film school thing too much, but I feel film school is vital towards maturing someone wanting to work in the industry. I often see kids early on wanting to break all the rules and turn hollywood on its head and honestly things don't really work that way. You have to understand the rules before you start breaking them. Film school can be a really humbling...
mishay asked: What about Columbia College Chicago? I was thinking of going there for their film program...
thetomknight asked: I'd like to add SVA to the film school discussion, which is an amazing school, also in New York
beautifulbeasts asked: I saw somebody further down the page asking about places to study film in the UK. I go to Bath Spa University and do a course called 'Film and Screen Studies' which I find absolutely fantastic. Going into my second year now and have heard the 'Planning and Making a Film' module I'm taking is to die for!
Anonymous asked: (pt 2) at Columbia. And work closely with the top 3D filmmakers in the world. My 3D mentor helped out on Avatar. AND her mentor is James Cameron's mentor. Without college I wouldn't have met them nor would I have had the freedom to shadow on projects and learn from them :) good luck y'all :D
Anonymous asked: I agree with the anon. While Film school or a college degree isn't necessary it's way way easier to get funding for college than it is a movie fresh out of college. College gives you time to network while learning. AND let's not forget experiences :) Films are based in the reality of the creatives experiences. It allows the students to progress and grow. My personal experience is...
thelexisage asked: Let me pimp out CSULB (California State University - Long Beach). It's a lot less expensive than the majority of film schools being tossed out there (EVEN as an out of state student) and we have a great reputation in the industry for being super hardworking and on point. I'm only a sophomore from kansas and I've worked on numerous professional sets and have been PAID. :) Look out...
gorepolice asked: no love for full sail? you got fans here :/
nikolaiolivier asked: Well I'm very, very glad it's working for you. I think most of the time it doesn't work for people, but it's entirely possible that it can.