One of the most common questions I get is from students who’re interested in film or who want to learn more about it.
“This is my first year and I’m unsure how I’m going to do it.”
“My film was released last week – can I apply to learn to film?”
Here are six things to know before applying to any of these courses.
1. Don’t worry. Don’t worry if you start off scared of the subject matter or not yet very good at talking about it.
As long as you’re taking the course consistently and sticking to the tips to ensure you get the best outcome from it, you will get somewhere.
Take what you’ve learned to the next level and you’ll be just fine.
2. If you’re really good, what makes you good?
How does that compare to your peers or the wider film industry?
I have a great relationship with my peers and the industry and it goes a lot deeper than knowing about a project but being comfortable to say yes with them asking you questions and answering your questions.
It’s not about being one of the best. It’s a skill to be a competent contributor to an organisation. But if you’d like to start you can join my film school at www.theschooloffilms.co.uk or my film school (with the same name at www.filmschool.co.uk) for £3,000 a year.
3. Once you take the course, don’t wait until the end of week 6 for your final answer to the final question.
Your final project will take longer to work through than week 6 and even more months or years if you’re taking on your own project or an external company and they require you to complete the final project by the end of their summer work.
Don’t rush any more than you need to.
I also have a great deal of respect for other people who don’t make it past the end of their course.
4. No matter the length or difficulty, there is always something for you!
If you’re unsure or have any questions or need help, there is a fantastic resource set up on the website www.filminitiative.co.uk that will help you with your film and how it is received by your film school of choice.
5. You can’t do it all on my site…
As a producer
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