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Film Schools - How to Choose a Winner
It seems like everyone today want to be an actor. While acting can certainly be a very rewarding profession, in both monetary and fulfilling terms, it�s probably one of the most difficult areas of film to break in to. If film and television is your passion, there is a whole host of other jobs that will get you into this sometimes glamorous, always competitive industry. Whether you�re interest lies in directing, producing, or even script-writing, choosing the right school is the most important decision you�ll making.
The first step in getting into the film industry is determining what type of career you�re interested in. Just about any job in the film industry pays very well, so you should be ready for plenty of competition.
You should also be aware that you�ll need to start at the bottom, often as a production assistant (answering phones, getting coffee, etc) before any hopes of working in the field you were trained in. Also know that you�ll need to move to where the work is. If you�re planning on working in film this often means working on location for weeks, sometimes months at a time.
Choose the Film School that Meets your Criteria
If your passion is continuity, don�t go to one of the film schools that focuses on directing. While it is typically important to get a feel for all areas of film production, you�ll want to spend the most time focusing on your own career goals. Look for film schools that allow you to take specific classes in your film degree rather than a set course load.
With the popularity of film related jobs, there are film schools popping up all over the place. This means you�ll need to do your research to ensure you�re not paying thousands of dollars to get a degree or diploma that is considered a joke. Make sure the school has been around for quite a while and check their credentials. Many major universities also offer top notch film degrees which are well regarded in the industry.
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