How to get back on track after the shock of being told you can’t work for a company

An email sent to staff at an old-school film production company in Dublin is making the rounds on social media.The email, sent to a large number of staff members at a new company called Mute Films, states that they cannot work for an old school production company anymore.It goes on to say: "We're not interested in you, or any of the people in your group, for any reason.You can't get in the way of...

How to Make a Film About a Drug Dealer

You know the story.It starts with a young man named James T. Miller.It's a great story, the kind of story that could have been told in any of the movies you watch.The young man is trying to get his name out there, he's trying to make it big.His dream is to make a film that would give the public a good sense of who he is.But what happens after he gets his name?The story is told over and over...

Berkeley film school to offer free film classes for all students

As more schools across the country embrace the use of video for instruction, some have begun offering free classes to their students to make the process more accessible.But Berkeley is a special case.In 2016, the school launched a pilot program in which students can enroll in a class with no cost to them.The program, dubbed "Berkeley Film School for the Whole Family," allows students to take...

How to get your sex ed up to date

The world of sex education is changing fast.New media are making sex education accessible and accessible to all.And we've been learning more and more about sex and sexual health.But what about when we're in school?How do we know if we're actually getting the information we need to protect ourselves from STIs and other sexually transmitted infections?The New York Times recently ran a series of...

How to make the perfect film school trip

When you think about film school in the United States, you probably picture the halls of a traditional high school.The students spend the first day of classes learning the basics, and then the rest of the day is spent on their own projects.However, for the last four years, the International Film School has been hosting a festival called The Film School Festival.This year's festival was held in...

How to Make a Great Film School

A few years ago, a friend of mine started a new school for film students called Toronto Film School.Since then, it has expanded to more than 200 schools around the country.But one of the biggest challenges of building a successful film school is how to find qualified, highly qualified teachers.The New York Times recently wrote about how Toronto Film Schools are struggling to fill all of its...

How to make a documentary about film at UMass film school

The story of a film school is a fascinating one, but what happens when the students, staff and faculty at one of the world's top universities are forced to share their own stories in the process?For a short time in the fall of 2013, that's exactly what happened, when UMass was the subject of an investigative piece in the Boston Globe, as well as a New York Times feature on the school and its...

What happened in the world of film school?

When I was a kid, I would watch movies in the dark and not understand anything.I thought, Oh, that's a movie I don't want to watch.I'd sit there and wait to see if the director would show me a trailer and then I'd be like, Okay, here we go.When I went to film school I saw a lot of great films and had a good time.I didn't understand anything, but I loved it.I started to look for my favorite...

The Best of Cheap Film Schools

Cheap film schools offer a number of advantages, such as low rent, low prices, and flexible scheduling.However, many are also filled with students who can't afford a degree and/or students who are struggling to make ends meet.While the advantages are tempting, many students have been forced to leave schools because of a lack of access to tuition.We spoke to one student, who had just graduated...