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#1 Aaron Roy

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:48 AM

OK, so I've had an awesome super-8 camera for going on 4 years, and have barely used it due to a horrible event followed by more horrible events that just sapped the creativity our of me. But now I'm back, baby!

My ultimate goal is to be a great director, and I know I can't get there without help and direction myself.

I'm trying to get into a good film school, so any advice on that and general tips on camera work and directing would be most appreciated.

Aaaaannnnnd.... go.
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:11 AM

Please do a forum search or look in the students sub forum, there are loads threads on this subject
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#3 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:15 AM

OK, so I've had an awesome super-8 camera for going on 4 years, and have barely used it due to a horrible event followed by more horrible events that just sapped the creativity our of me. But now I'm back, baby!

My ultimate goal is to be a great director, and I know I can't get there without help and direction myself.

I'm trying to get into a good film school, so any advice on that and general tips on camera work and directing would be most appreciated.

Aaaaannnnnd.... go.


A much asked and answered question. :) Try these posts first:

http://www.filmmakin...?TOPIC_ID=10374
http://www.filmmakin...?TOPIC_ID=10197
http://www.filmmakin...p?TOPIC_ID=9790
http://www.filmmakin...?TOPIC_ID=10032
http://www.filmmakin...p?TOPIC_ID=9852

There are also some threads on this forum addressing the same issues.

I also highly recommend that you visit http://www.realfilmcareer.com and look through the countless resources posted in the forums there.

The basic message you're going to hear is that filmschool will NOT necessarily help you reach your goals and it can be very expensive. You're better off learning all you can on your own at home by reading the myriad of books on the subject (of directing, cinematography, editing, etc) for a much lower price and then putting your savings into making short movies on your own.
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