I wasn't quite sure where to post this so forgive me if it is in the wrong place. I know this question most be posted here quite frequently but I wanted some sound advice.
I am currently in a dilemma. I am thinking about trying to break into the film industry. I would love to become a cinematographer but I have different people telling me different things. I have no experience in this field. All I have is a desire to make films - which of course millions of other people have too. There's nothing unique about me, I have no special skill. Should I bother taking the risk?
Next year I want to study either science of film production at university. Many people have told me a BA is useless and it will only leave me in a "f**k load of debt." But I have no proper skill (other than shooting a few things with my Canon 7D) and I want to learn.
If I study science I am almost guaranteed a career. I love science but I'm not sure if I want a career in it. I have no contacts, I don't have a great deal of money. Am I doomed to failure? Does anyone have any suggestions?