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  • Studying Film/Videography/Photography

  • Madelyn Ellie

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    June 5, 2020 at 3:10 am
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    People who graduated from film schools or majored in film/videography/photography, what is your life like now? Many people tell us that “you should major/work something you like and you will never work in your life”, I believe that this phrase is bull**** because it’s not very realistic. What made you major in film/videography/photography? If you are in the high position/level, how long did it take you to get there and what did you do to get there?

  • Tom Willis

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    June 18, 2020 at 6:45 pm
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    I didn’t major in film in college but instead got experience in film and photography. I would start looking at M.A. & M.F.A. programs no later than your junior year. But you should also start getting experience in filmmaking NOW. Look for student projects you can get involved in or start your own. Make it your business to run into other students who are in the film program and see what you can get involved with. See if you can get involved with non-student productions in your area as well. Degrees are great, but experience and contacts are what really count in this business!

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