My teenage son wants to be a movie director. This is not an overnight idea. He has adamently headed in this direction since he was 13. Next year (junior year) he will take a video / film class in school. We've also discovered a scholarship opportunity to attend WorldFest Houston (including 3 days of seminars on the film industry geared for students). I am hoping he will be able to go 2010. In the meantime, we are trying to research this as a career. We need to know the ins and outs of the industry (the truth of it), education / internship / apprenticeship expectations, etc. There are a few film schools in our area (Houston), but how do we determine the best route? Any information would be appreciated? What books / dvds would you recommend for a teen to learn more about this as a career choice? We are willing to support him if this is what he really wants, but we want to make sure he knows what his really getting into. Thanks for your help!
i think the best way to show him if hi likes the film industry he should or you both should try to find and go to a real shooting studio or anything alike, even better if he can participate in something, even if its taking the coffe. i think the film industry is all about what we "shoot" not about what degrees we got.
i am glad to hear parents that support their sons profeccion. thats the best thing you can give to him, the rest is up to him
so... good luck and PM me if you have a question