It's my first post here, and to be honest I really need some help.
I have studied sound engineering (main principalls) in Greece but couldnt get a job there so I decided to give it a shot in Cyprus. I started working in a production house but because they had no actual need for a sound engineer, I got involved in the shootings as a trainee.
I found that i love it, and after awhile i went freelance (it's a country that there are aproximatelly 15 people for freelance work in shootings and something like 10 companies.So everybody works)
Over the time my skills expanded and i started doing, amongst other things, international productions that come to shoot in Cyprus. As you can imagine i get a lot of experience because i work a lot and with good DP's from Greece,UK and other places.Everyday i learn something new and i really enjoy that.
Usually i work as a Best Boy in grip, but there are times that due to the lack of people i get hired
as a gaffer.Because of that i was forced (in the good way) to become more and more involved and to learn. I also started reading books about cinematography etc.
But, here comes the question, i am 22 years old and i ve been working for 2 years now (the school i attended for sound engineering was only for the basic principals, hence the 2 years of studies), should i attend a film school in order to become better at my job or should i keep learning and gathering experience from it?
Thank you in advace
P.s excuse my english, i am really trying hard to improve it
Edited by Paul Sallent, 27 May 2007 - 04:42 AM.