Newbie looking for directions
Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:04 PM
Please contact me either on here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your help is very appreciated!
Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:42 PM
That being said, I can't help but recommend the school I went to down in Philadelphia, Temple University. Phila's cool, cheaper to live in, Temple is pretty affordable as a school and the program is very nice and mixes theory with practice to a fair degree.
Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:15 PM
Check out RIT in Rochester, NY. I went there and still feel really good about their program. You can tailor your education to be pretty specialized in cinematography rather than a general "film" degree. I just got good enough to be the "go-to-guy" when people were making a film so I shot a lot of short films- around 45 in 4 years ranging from 5 to 30 minutes in final length, and on formats from pixelvision (!) to S16 and 35mm film. The vast majority of films I shot were over and above what I needed to do for classes.
Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:20 PM
As already said, forget about the fantasy that going to the best film school will get you noticed earlier.
This is an industry that is a hard slog!
The only benefits that you'll get from your film school is:
1) use of equipment
2) future contacts
Don't mean to rain on your parade but its better that you get it earlier rather than later.
Good luck in your decision!
Edited by Serge Teulon, 02 September 2009 - 12:22 PM.