Two other really important aspects that I want to take into consideration: how connected is it to the industry? Will the school help me get a foot in the door or help expose or provide me the opportunity to meet and work with people who are in the industry? Secondly, how strong is the independent community around these schools and in the area? I realize that getting into the industry is certainly a big chance, but if there is a strong independent community of filmmakers, then I can still hone my skills, improve, and even work quite dedicatedly on my own films and not just others. A strong independent scene is very important to me. And that, I suppose, also figures into what school I'd be interested in as well. A school that takes more an independent approach to filmmaking or your more conventional Hollywood style.
Edited by Timothy Lou Ly, 20 December 2010 - 06:14 PM.