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To Film School or Not To Film School

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Conservatory approach or liberal arts film approach? Or self-taught? That is the question prospective filmmakers must decide when considering a film school. A helpful video ponders whether it's better to study a single craft within the field, like editing or cinematography, or to study a broader approach that looks at filmmaking as a whole. It also considers eschewing the school approach altogether and serving as an apprentice. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pause the video frequently to permit viewers to ask question, clarify understanding, and list topics they would like to research in greater depth
Classroom Considerations
  • Episode 14 in the 15-part Crash Course "Film: History, Production, and Criticism" playlist
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • The narrator discusses the benefits and draw backs of the many options
  • The episode ends with a recap of the major points presented in the video
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