Many people want to be a film maker but do not know how to go about it. They imagine themselves to be the next Martin Scorcese but do not know the difference between a producer or a director. They love to watch film but have no idea how one is made. They may use their own camcorders to make their own versions of films. They have screenplays in their heads but do not know how to follow them. Many people who have this desire decide each year to enroll in art school and get a film making degree.
Film making is an art form that has been around for over 100 years. It continues to evolve with each passing year. Someone who is serious about becoming a film maker should attend school and receive an art degree in film making. There are several schools in the country where one can get a degree in film making. Most of them are in New York or California.
Not all film makers go on to produce or direct Hollywood blockbusters. Most of them are fortunate enough if they are able to manage to get a documentary with their name on it produced. However, there is much work in the film industry for those who have a film making degree. A person with such a degree will probably find work within the industry in some capacity.
A person who is interested in getting a film degree will most likely study film and understand how a film is made, from conception until the time it appears in the theater. Towards the end of the study, a person studying film making will have an opportunity to create their own film as their final exam. The film can then be judged.
A film making degree does not guarantee you a job in the film industry, however it can help you get your foot in the door. The film industry is one that consists of nepotism and favoritism. And it is very competitive. However, there is a need for many different types of film and a person with talent and a firm conviction in himself or herself in living their dream as a film maker should start young and not allow rejection to deter them from their dream.
Film making can be a very lucrative career for someone who has creativity, talent and is very persistent. A person has to be able to network and make connections with the right sort of people that can help them further their careers. To make a film, a person needs much and the most important thing that he or she needs is money. Someone has to foot the bill for making the film.
In order for a film maker to allow his or her dream to come to light, they need to have a financial backer. However, if a person is persistent and develops a good reputation for making fine films through years of hard work, the chance can be had.
While not everyone has the fortitude to pursue a film making degree, there are many every year who enroll in film making school to learn this art. Those students know that despite the fact that it is a competitive business, among them sit the next Francis Ford Coppula, the next John Ford, the next Martin Scorcese and the next Alfred Hitchcock.