Do YOU NEED SCHOOL To Be A FILMMAKER?

You guys know that feeling at the end of the summer when the summer is ending and you start getting that feeling like oh man school is starting up again I totally remember having that

feeling when I was in school now I didn't hate school and I was actually pretty good in school even but I still have this uneasiness with school I didn't necessarily like it I

wasn't super excited to go to school or anything like that I honestly thought it was a bit of a waste of time even in university I would just skip so much because the courses were

kind of pointless I could have just read the textbook or looked it up online or whatever and I would have learned just as much as being in that lecture but over my 30 years of

life on this planet I have realized that learning is super huge but the real question is do you need to go to school for that so do you need to go to school to get a profession to

be successful to have a career well that's fairly easy to answer and first you need to ask yourself do I need to go to school in order to do this so for example do I need to go to

school in order to be a filmmaker well the answer is no you don't need to go to school and then the second question needed to ask is is it gonna make me a better filmmaker and

if we're talking about film school then we can probably say yes so for some professions you need to go to school let's say you want to become a lawyer you're gonna need to go to

school and get that piece of paper so you can be a practicing lawyer but there's a ton of professions where you don't need to go to school and pretty much all of the media

creative areas are in that sphere you do not need to go to school in order to be a filmmaker or photographer or whatever but that doesn't mean that school is necessarily a

bad thing either you can learn a lot and you can make a lot of friendships connections people who you're gonna collaborate with later on in life it's just a good safe space to practice

and learn but then we need to take it one step further and that's to ask is this the best way of using my time and money or is there better use for my time and money than school so

here we're really talking about college or university where you're really trying to get a profession and I would argue that college university is not necessarily the best use of

your time and money at least for somebody like me I went from knowing nothing about filmmaking to shooting for companies like nike all from just learning online through

the internet that's it i've never sat a day in a classroom for filmmaking and that's true of a lot of even the highest level filmmakers they haven't gone to any school everything

i've learned is from the internet and by doing learning with other people so yes you could spend thousands and thousand tens of thousand dollars maybe even a hundred

thousand dollars on school and for years going to all these lectures and going to school or maybe there's a better way maybe you can use all that money and all that time and

just learn from the internet invest in equipment and projects when you're starting out and really learn by doing and the internet because really there are so many resources

online right now you honestly don't need school for any of the creative fields nowadays but what you do need is a drive to learn now learning is the biggest key here it doesn't

matter whether you go to school or not you need to learn it's the only way to become successful and to find your place and get a profession and to stay there also you have to

keep learning learning never stops some people need school to give them that more rigid discipline environment to learn whereas if you're not a school well then it's all up to you

you have to have the motivation to learn and not be lazy but if you're dedicated and motivated like I was you really don't need school to teach you filmmaking either way if you go

to school or not you should be learning on your own as much as possible really taking initiative for yourself because that's really the only way that you're gonna learn in the end

you can go to school and learn absolutely nothing if you're not interested and you're not into it at all school and being young in general is such a good time to just figure out what

you're good at and what you enjoy doing and once you figure out that one thing that you really enjoy doing and you're also good at then it's game over it's really easy to stay

motivated and just start learning whatever the method of learning is whether it's school or the internet or whatever you will start learning at all cost so to become a filmmaker do you

need to go to school no definitely not is it bad no not necessarily but there might be some better ways of spending your time and money but the key thing is to start learning

start doing it now don't wait for school or anything else start now alright so let's say you did want to start learning right now what are the best resources to start learning

from now these are just a few of my favorites but there's tons of resources number one we have no film school it's a really cool website it has everything to do with

filmmaking everything from new tech defined the scenes of hollywood films it just has so much good information on there I highly recommend no film school I check it all the time

number two is skillshare and they're actually the amazing people that sponsor this episode skill shares are really cool platform with just tons of courses I think it's over

15,000 courses on all sorts of stuff so it doesn't matter if you're interested in filmmaking or graphic design or photography there's so many courses for you to learn from

and it's ridiculously cheap compared to let's say if you're gonna go to school and you're probably gonna get a better education in a lot of ways if you just watched a whole bunch

of skillshare videos I highly recommend putting in some money into your learning experiences especially if you're not going to school and paying all those tuition fees so a site like

skillshare is perfect it's super cheap and you're gonna get a ton of value for your money there's definitely a course for you no matter what you're interested in and the

best part is right now the first 50 students are gonna get a free two month membership to the website so there's nothing stopping you from learning right now so number two is

skillshare go and check them out right now link is in the description number three is my friend peter mackinnon's channel he puts out all sorts of amazing tutorials on

photography and filmmaking and editing and everything else in between most of you are probably already watching his videos but if you're not make sure to check out peter

mckinnon he has a lot of really good information and you're gonna learn a ton number four is a channel called film riot they've been doing this for a real long time I don't even

know how many years but i've been watching their youtube videos for a long time and they have really cool information it's a little bit higher level information I would say they're

really trying to make narrative shorts and I think they even want to make future films later on so if you're interested in more of that narrative filmmaking film ride is the

place to go they also have tons of other stuff on their channel you're gonna learn a ton from them so definitely check out film riot and the number 5 is shane's inner circle so shane

hurlbutt is this dp from hollywood he's dp'd all sorts of movies and he has this thing called the inner circle which you subscribed to I think it's around $20.00 a month and he

puts out basically tutorials and behind the scenes of his shoots and all sorts of stuff and it's really high level stuff so this is really if you want to be a serious

professional filmmaker I highly recommend shane's inner circle it's kind of like you have this one-on-one relationship with a really legit hollywood dp so you're just gonna learn a ton

of really high level stuff so this one isn't for the beginners but if you're really into filmmaking and you want to be a professional I highly recommend shane's inner circle

so that's just a few of my favorite resources but there's so many more and don't be afraid to put some money into these for example shane's inner circle I subscribe to it and it

cost me a little bit of money but it's really worth it and it just forces me to keep learning and keep learning and innovating myself so I don't start falling behind either and

I can keep up with the times and remember i'm not telling you that you should not go to school or school is just a terrible thing all i'm saying is that you need to think about

all your options and figure out what's the best option for you and don't worry so much about what society tells us we should do that you should you know finish high school and go to

college and get a stable job there's a lot of different ways that you can make a living and get a profession for yourself and not all of them require for you to go to school in order to

be a part of that profession and it's also an encouragement for you guys who for whatever reason can't go to college whether you can't afford it or whatever is stopping you you do

not need to go to film school in order to become a filmmaker or you don't need to go to photography school to become a you can learn so much online right now and just by doing and

working with other photographers or filmmakers you're gonna learn so much and you're probably gonna make some money along the way and getting paid to learn is the best thing

I love them and to celebrate back to school and because I want to help each and every one of you become a better filmmaker or photographer i'm putting everything on sale

back-to-school sale is starting right now the lutz the presets all my teaching courses everything is going to be on sale so if you've been checking out some of those make sure to

get them right now now is your chance you're gonna get a really good deal on those so back-to-school sale everything on sale for the next couple weeks all right let me know

what's your favorite resource to learn from right now comment it down below hit that like button subscribe to the channel and guys enjoy the filmmaking process and go get some of

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