Not all photographers and filmmakers went to school for it. There are pros and cons of both formal education and learning everything on your own, but both can give you valuable knowledge and skill, that’s for sure. If you’ve decided to learn filmmaking yourself, there are many things you can do to learn and improve. But are you doing all of them? Jordy Vandeput of Cinecom suggests five things that you probably aren’t doing, but they can be great ways of improving as a filmmaker.
Today, when you can learn so much about filmmaking and photography online, is it even worth going to college? In this video, Kai Wong and Tim Pan discuss the question many of you have probably asked yourself. Should you invest your money in college, or just buy gear instead and start learning on your own? Let’s hear some pros and cons of both choices and see if you agree.
Nikon has announced that applications for its Storytellers Scholarship are now open. Established in 2017 to celebrate Nikon’s 100th anniversary, this is the second time that the company is offering academic scholarships. Nikon aims to “supporting the education of young content creators,” so it will award $10,000 to ten eligible students in the USA or Canada.
The film school debate never ends. It’s the same with going to school for photography, too. In both instances, there are large numbers of people for it, and just as many against it. But is it right for you? That’s something one can only really determine for themselves. There are both pros and cons go film or photography schools.
The folks at Aputure take a look at film school in this video. They look at the reasons you may want to go and the reasons you may not. And while not all of these reasons may apply to photography school as well, they should help to get you thinking outside of the box at what perks it may offer that you hadn’t thought of.
As part of the brand’s 100th Anniversary celebration, Nikon have established The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship. It is designed to help support the next generation of visual content creators. To kick things off, Nikon are offering $10,000 scholarships to 10 lucky students in the USA or Canada.
You want to get into filmmaking and your first thought could well be that you need to go to film school. The choice between school or going self-taught has both pros and cons and you might well be indecisive about which is the best option for you. Filmmaker Brandon Li has launched a video where he discusses both the good and the bad sides of attending film school. Since he’s both a film school graduate and an experienced filmmaker, I believe his advice could help you make the decision. Some of his points also apply to photography school, so if you’re considering enrolling there you should also check out this video.
In both filmmaking and photography, there seem to be two sides: those who believe these skills should be learned at school, and those who prefer online resources and self-teaching. Regarding this topic, Richard William Scott and Robert Carr from The Film Look created a video for all those questioning whether they should go to a film school or not, giving some useful guidelines and resources for both these groups.