Prof is talking about how Anime tends to deal with Death better than American films and Television where people die left and right but nobody really grieves more than an episode or 10 minutes in the case of a film.
She uses FMA as an example where the characters are grieving the entire run of the show.
I got asked a few weeks ago by pictosays if I had any tips for upcoming film students, now I’m nowhere near an expert but this is what I have come up with from personal experience.
Learn from the ground up You are in school for a reason, don’t walk in thinking you know everything because you made a film for A Level Film Studies, everyone did and people will get annoyed with you rather quickly.
Take risks University is the time to take risks in your work, you have a safety net, use it to your advantage.
Get experience Talk to 2nd/3rd years to get roles on set, they need some extra hands on set and you need to know how a set works in the ‘real world’. Also use your summer/weekends wisely, get an internship or some runner jobs at a production company. Hands on experience is invaluable and a foot in the door never hurt.
Be nice to your peers In film school more so than others you have to work in teams, it’s part of the industry and it’s a part of everyday life. Don’t make enemies you will regret.
Theory is important It’s one thing being able to make a film look nice but if the shot has no real relevance/meaning then it’s pretty useless.
Use Lynda.com I use this website all the time, it has detailed tutorials on all industry standard software. There is a subscription fee but most (mine anyway?) universities offer a subscription as part of the degree. (Also Avid is the industry standard for editing Feature/Hollywood films at least get your head around the workflow)
Be prepared to self-teach This is true of all subjects but in film somethings you just have to figure out yourself, you have to figure out your own workflow. So instead of complaining about it just get stuck in - you never know it could be fun.
Don’t get cocky about your specialism You want to be a director? Awesome, go for it but have a backup. Director isn’t the only job available and it also isn’t ‘the most important’. Film sets are nothing without all the other departments, learning how they work will do you no harm.
Watch films! Expected really but at times you get caught up in production, make time to go to the cinema or to re-watch your favourite film, remind yourself why you do what you do. Also expand your genres, watch the classics and go to experimental film festivals because inspiration can come from the strangest places.
That’s everything I have for now, it’s also good to remember my BA is more fine art film than feature/hollywood but the principles the same - play around, find your niche and work hard.
If you have any questions just drop me a message :)
If you truly love cinema with all your heart and with enough passion you can’t help but make a good movie. You don’t have to go to school. You don’t have to know a lens – you know, a 40 and a 50 and a – fuck all that shit – crossing the line – none of that shit’s important. If you just truly love cinema with enough passion – and you really love it, then you can’t help but make a good movie.
What schools have good directing, film, writing, programs
University of Southern California New York University University of California - Los Angeles American Film Institute California Institute of the Arts Columbia University Chapman University Loyola Marymount University Emerson College University of Texas - Austin Syracuse University Boston University University of North Carolina School of the Arts Northwestern University Wesleyan University Stanford University DePaul University Florida State University Columbia College Chicago Savannah College of Art and Design
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hey jules! do you think that people who (unfortunately) can't attend a film school, but work really hard on their own scripts and movies, can still get a job in the film business? thanks and have a nice day/evening/whatever!
I absolutely think you can work in the film industry without attending film school! (There are plenty of famous directors who can attest to this.) In fact, one of the reasons I started this blog was to teach and give resources to people who aren’t in film school.
By not going to film school, you are saving a ton of money so that’s a big plus. But be prepared to do a lot of self-teaching. I recommend Lynda.com for learning software and look online for some textbooks on film. The Hollywood Standard is good for writing, In the Blink of an Eye is standard for editing, and On Directing Film is a good starter for directing.
Take any internship you can to get some hands-on learning. Local film companies are often open to interns and you get more experience when you have a smaller crew. Professionals like experience more than a degree. Internships will also give you a chance to network, which is EXTREMELY important in film. (Probably the biggest benefit to film school is the ability to network with your peers so if you aren’t going to film school your connections are even more valuable.)