actually if you think you’re talented. just save some bucks and make a good short film. but it in an envelope and mail it to every film festival there is. if they think that you’re talented, too, they show it.
fuck film school. film schools are expensive and only a small percentage of film school students actually manage to make a living as a director afterwards. or consider Roland Emmerich, he was refused at the film school in Munich (where i also tried to apply) and now he makes billions.
bottom line: if you want to be a director, be one, and make a movie. dont waste time asking for film schools, get a job, save money for equipment and write a good script, then make your film, that’s all…
and when you’re done show it here, i am curious
haha thats bullshit, seriously, very very very few directors that made it didnt go to filmschool, very few, you NEED filmschool, not just for the knowledge (even though you really need it: they’ll teach you screenwriting, cinematography, sound, digital filmmaking, editing, fotography, filmanaylsis, filmhistory… you NEED to know this stuff) but also to get a name, if you went to a big filmschool youve got 500% more chance of making a succesfull movie: you cant do everything independant! you need funding, actors, crew… and they wont work if youre a nobody with a camera, making a film takes planning, talent and knowledge, seriously, you think people at a filmfestival will fucking accept your shortfilm?? haha think again, before you reach that pit you need to get your professional on, because WANTING to make a movie doesnt make it, in your last year of filmschool you (mostly) get to do a training period at a real filmset (doing stupid things but atleast youll get introduced, the filmschool im going to go to in 2 years has 10 weeks straight of working on a ‘big’ filmset), only a small percentage that graduate become directors? OBVIOUSLY, otherwise the planet would be invaded by them, but atleast youll make a chance in becoming one, if you dont go to filmschool, youll stay nowhere, you dont start at the top, nobody does, youre not quentin tarantino, damn i hate it that everyone just thinks they can direct a film nowadays, they cant, and the ones that think they can suck the art out of films, try being an assisent director, second unit director for a couple years before making your own film, get to know people, producers, studio’s… youll make enough shortfilms in filmschool, and theyll tell you everything thats wrong with it, and thats what you need, proffesional critisism
"fuck filmschool"? redicilous advice to give to an aspiring filmmaker