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If you’re interested in jumping into the film industry, you might be wondering how to go about getting the skills necessary to succeed. Lots of people in the industry are self-taught, or were lucky enough to be mentored by a professional. If you’re not sure you’d like to go the self-teaching route, then you might want to think about going to film school. Yes, it can be expensive, but a degree in film is more versatile than you might think. Here’s why going to film school can be a great investment.
Film school is an opportunity to sharpen your creative skills and become immersed in your craft. It’s a space to learn the principles and basics of movie making while searching to find your own original voice. As an aspiring filmmaker, being surrounded by your classmates will expose you to countless genres, personalities, and styles. However, with thousands of film schools around the globe, it’s important you pick the right one.
If you want to be a filmmaker, then going to film school can be the easiest way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the field. Unfortunately, education is becoming more and more expensive every year, and many film students struggle to pay back large student loans once they’ve graduated. With that said, determination and willpower can go a long way.
High School Students Use New, Free Technology to Produce Live Election Coverage — Just Like the Networks
As technology advances, it not only expands the palate of creative opportunities but also lowers the barrier of entry, allowing more people to participate. It’s a corollary to Moore’s Law, and television production is no exception. Once the bastion of big companies, specialized equipment, and large budgets, the barrier to entry has lowered enough for high schools with limited resources to operate at a level equal to that of many professional studios.
There is little denying that Los Angeles is the center of the film universe. In addition to being the home of major studios, countless A-List superstars, and an endless horde of entertainment executives, it’s also the best place in the world to study film in school. From major research institutions like UCLA and USC to film-specific conservatories such as the American Film Institute, there is an incredibly wide range of options for those interested in breaking into Hollywood. With so many great programs available, we thought we’d share our feedback on how the best schools in Los Angeles stack up.
So you're a Director or Producer who trolls on Vimeo for creative ideas and inspiration. After weeding through a gazillion time-lapse and steadicam videos, you've hit on a school of ridiculously beautiful aerial shots. You keep telling your creative inner self, “We’re gonna find a place for this scene in a project!” Then the perfect project rolls around, and you put the shot into the storyboards and base another 3-4 shots on this visual hook because the ideas is so awesome. And you're super stoked. Then the Buzzkill happens...
It is not unusual over the course of the year to get quite a few different professional camera packages to try out. They range from super high end to entry pro level. But that’s ok by me because I am always looking for the right camera for the program, not overkill. That said the JVC GY-HM200SP 4K CAM was really quite a pleasant surprise. But I’m not really sure why I was surprised. I think I might know. Normally, we only get to hang on to a camera for a few weeks at most. This time however we had a chance to stretch that review period out over a longer time which was some of the local high school football season and couldn’t have been happier with the results. Yes, and the team won some of their games too! But before I get to deep into the games lets get a snapshot of the physical make up of JVC GY-HM200SP.
Your team is the backbone of the set and, like our actual backs, it’s important to keep them healthy. If they begin to suffer due to physical, mental or financial issues, then the production will equally suffer. For those old-school thinkers who believe employees are replaceable if they begin to have issues, you will spend more hiring new employees. Training and bringing replacements up to speed is time-consuming, so investing a little extra into your current employees will save money in the long run. Plus, happy employees are more effective, efficient and loyal.
I was a bit skeptical when I saw Production Bot, the portable live broadcast studio, earlier this year at the NAB Show. I'll admit that I'm an old school Technical Director and set in my thoughts as to what a switcher was and what a switcher should be. But, I'm always looking for new and exciting gear to make live production easier. Assistant Technical Director and Production Bot guru Nick Walsh showed me the ins-and-outs of the Production Bot Switch 8 — and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by what this little switcher can do.
Starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell, The Best of Enemies tells the story of civil rights activist Ann Atwater facing off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration. Writer, Director and Producer Robin Bissell takes us behind the scenes of helming this film from start to finish.