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What is the best school that can be attended online that teaches filmmaking? I can't go back for the next semester, so I was wondering if there was a good one to which I could apply.
Life. Do you have a camera. Shooting and reading here in nofilmschool is the best of thing.
January 18, 2015 at 4:50PM
Q) If you were nineteen and starting out again, would you go to film school?
"The best education in film is to make one. I would advise any neophyte director to try to make a film by himself. A three-minute short will teach him a lot. I know that all the things I did at the beginning were, in microcosm, the things I'm doing now as a director and producer. There are a lot of noncreative aspects to filmmaking which have to be overcome, and you will experience them all when you make even the simplest film: business, organization, taxes, etc., etc. It is rare to be able to have an uncluttered, artistic environment when you make a film, and being able to accept this is essential.
The point to stress is that anyone seriously interested in making a film should find as much money as he can as quickly as he can and go out and do it. And this is no longer as difficult as it once was. When I began making movies as an independent in the early 1950s I received a fair amount of publicity because I was something of a freak in an industry dominated by a handful of huge studios. Everyone was amazed that it could be done at all. But anyone can make a movie who has a little knowledge of cameras and tape recorders, a lot of ambition and -- hopefully -- talent. It's gotten down to the pencil and paper level. We're really on the threshold of a revolutionary new era in film.."
January 20, 2015 at 12:29AM
I'd goto: http://www.indiefilmhustle.com/filmschool
March 30, 2016 at 3:43PM
Alex is pointing to his own site.
(Sorry Alex, but the way you are trying to pull traffic to your website is becoming pretty spammy. You didn't even bother to write: 'I wrote ('blabla') about it on my website.')
April 4, 2016 at 7:41AM, Edited April 4, 7:41AM
Go shoot. Sounds typical, artistic and irreal, but it just works. Keep on reading these kind of forums and webs and you're ready. Analyze films too, and film analysis. Read the book from Truffaut about his Hitchcock's interviews and the one from Tarkovsky "Sculpting time" or something like that in english. Cheers.
March 31, 2016 at 10:31AM