category: filmography



anonymous asked:

Since CalArts usually focuses on drawing and animation, do you think it has a strong film program?

Well friend I’m glad you asked! Since I am an aspiring “film" student myself  ( though I want to go for animation) I can’t promise any top secret information,  but I will tell you what I know. 

CalArts is home of the best of the best. I’m assuming since you specifically put aside animation you are considering those parts of the film school that do not include that ( both Experimental Animation and Character Animation are a part of the film school). What the Film school does have, is just what every other program has :resources. I can’t tell you if CalArts is the absolute best school for film, but I would definitely say it’s one of the best. The actors and directors there have at least one resource that is unmatched, and that is the “inside the actor studio" segments that I have known to be shot there. Essentially what happens is an actor is brought in and interviewed. But not with stupid questions like “how did you get into shape" but questions about the field, and about the process. 

Additionally the school has a low student to teacher ratio. This means that you will have time that is personal and tailored by what the industry needs most, not a lecture that will be the same for 50 students in the room. They have state of the art technology that is going to be much better than lets say your own camera to record projects.

In a nutshell, you’ve got connections with the people that are in the business. You have staff that is tailored and picked from the best of the best to make sure you have what you need to build a successful career. You have technological resources that you can’t get anywhere else, and you have a wonderful enviorment that has over and over proven it’s ability to foster greatness.

So dear anon asker, I would have to say yes, it has a very strong film program. I wish you the best of luck if you choose to pursue it!