VBlog: When Film School Isn’t an Option

I received an email today with a few questions about what to do when you wanna go to film school but can’t afford it. Yes, I know this question too well since I asked myself it a few times. I’m on the journey as well so I answer this question from my personal experience.

Resources:

Hillsong Youtube Channel

Hillsong College – media program

Blink of an Eye & The Art of Editing Film by Walter Murch

Imagine How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

Also check out: Rebel without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez

My Personal Film School

I may not be able to afford film school but I can afford books. Here is my film library. Some of these I read a while back and others I bought yesterday when I was in Burbank. I am now on my third book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Film School.”

I just finished, “In The Blink of An Eye” and loved every moment of it. I didn’t want the book the end. My personal film school is: Read a book, make a film, read a new book, film….

Here are a few more books I am looking to read:

Make the Cut: A Guide to Becoming a Successful Assistant Editor in Film and TV
by Lori Coleman and Diana Friedberg

First Cut: Conversations with Film Editors
by Gabriella Oldham

Do you have any favorite film books?