sábado, 16 de octubre de 2010

Film School vs Learning from experience

So I stumbled upon this video the other day:



I laughed a lot. And it made me remember why I left film school years ago.
And then I remember the 10 Minute Film School by Robert Rodriguez. He's always preaching self-learning and making the most out of what you already have, as little as it may be. So here's the video:



It's kinda outdated, he talks about editing in video tapes and stuff, but you get the general idea: just shoot, get practice, get experience from real life, learn from you own mistakes, experiment, and make the most out of nothing. This is really inspirational and it makes you wanna grab a camera right now and start working on something.
Then there's also this other video, the 10 Minute Flick School, which is more up to date and he discuss things like After Effects, green screen, etc. I'll just leave you the link since I don't wanna crowd this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xy9lOmbWo4

So guys, what do you think? Do you think film school is useful or would you rather just get your camera and learn from experience? 

38 comentarios:

  1. i guess learning by doing is always the best approach to ANYTHING.

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  2. film school might give you the educational credibility needed for the big studios

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  3. film art school:) intresting:) i like to wach on movie no make:P

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  4. I think there is much more to filmmaking than just writing a story and shooting it. I've seen a lot of movies with wierd cameraangles and plain crappy filming.

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  5. well i think u would need to learn some of the basics, so maybe a year or 2 of learning about film, and then the rest should be from experience

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  6. learning by doing is hard try it with math

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  7. Without experience, you got nothing

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  8. Learning by experience is great, but going to school can also help you learn little things that you may have missed.

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  9. school is probably good for giving you a foundation built with solid knowledge, but self learning is what will really help you grow.

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  10. Some of the best directors have no film school experience.

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  11. guess you either have it or you don't.

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  12. my buddy is at columbia, he would prolly get a kick outta this.

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  13. It says "an error occurred" when I try to watch them.

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  14. one of my friends really liked this.

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  15. There have been great directors to emerge from film schools (Aranofsky a prime example) and ones who havent. id say just getting out there and experimenting on your own is probably the route i would choose, at least creatively. sam raimi lived close to where i grew up and he learned his craft by just goofing around in the woods and having fun. i know i would get bored, maybe even discouraged a little sitting in a highly structured environment

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  16. Post some of the things you make if you feel they're good enough!

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  17. Lol wow. Thats awesome.
    Thanks for comments on my chooseyourownadventure blog!

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  18. Hahaha that first video is hilarious! Fuck film school man! unless its from usc. then you are good haha :P

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  19. This is pure gold. So much there is that schools cannot teach you.

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  20. stv(film school) sucks , get a real fine art degree

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  21. i guess film school gets your foot in the door?

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