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9/1/05 4:40 PM
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foo55
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i dont think i am in the position to do it on my own and would like to do the networking thing. does anyone know anything about toronto film school? they have top notch equipment and access to it 24/7. i really need to get my shit together with my life and going to school is a big thing with it and any advice would be outstanding.
9/2/05 11:20 AM
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If I were you, rather than spending money on going to school for it, I would take that money and by a Mac, Final Cut Pro and I can suggest a couple of solid books that come with DVDs that will teach you far more than you'll learn in a classroom. If you go this route, which will be cheaper I bet, you will end up knowing how to edit and have your own system to work with and get work with!!!
9/2/05 2:55 PM
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i hear you lynn on how i can learn alot faster on my own but i dont know how to break into the industry. i dont want to commit to all this equipment and then not do the work. i kind of have a problem with self-motivation. i just think school is the right thing for me right now.
9/2/05 6:05 PM
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If you have a prob with self motivation, school might be your bag then. If you can beyond that, and you will really have to in this industry, skip school! Even with school, you have to be totally motivated, especially as a young buck coming out. No one will hire you otherwise!
9/2/05 7:30 PM
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i just need guidance to get my wheels rolling because as of right now i have no idea where to start and thats why i think school would be right for me. i was thinking about maybe just trying to intern at some places but i dont know how resonable that would be.
9/3/05 10:13 AM
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foo55... for some people film school is the best thing for them. I would say definitely try it out!!!
9/3/05 4:29 PM
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i agree so with that, any recommendations on schools? anyone can jump in, it doesent only have to be lynn lol
9/5/05 10:13 PM
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I went there, (back when it was the Academy of design) for the video editing and design course. At the time it was a good course since you didn't have the oportunity of desktop editing, however now I would suggest spending six months in your basement learning the Avid and then studying the shit out of movies, commercials and such. Don't count on the school for contacts and networking. You'll be spending your time with 15 other kids exactly like yourself. If youhave any other questions hit me up. madmethod@rogers.com
9/6/05 6:49 AM
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Unfortunately, their idea of people in the industry is their graduating students from last semester. Make sure you ask for the credentials of the teachers!!!!
9/6/05 8:37 AM
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Tons of solid advice on this thread!
9/6/05 9:40 AM
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If you have a problem with motivation then don't bother. Much like PTM2020, when I was at school I spend weekends, breaks, holidays, almost all my spare time there trying to get as much editing time as possible. However now the video editing climate has changed. You can "get" editing software so easily that is comparable to industry standards. (Think Avid and Final Cut Pro) I would totally suggest doing this and spending six months just practising. for motivation make a music video. editing a short film, make some funny commercials (or even home porn :P) There is nothing that school can teach you that you can't easily do your self and save money. Intern at a small production company for christ sakes!!!
9/6/05 4:19 PM
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thanks for the advice guys, its great. damage, over the weekend i actually started looking for some in the area that i could possibly intern at. i think im going to start contacting those peeps. i have a fairly shit computer right now, do you guys think i should invest in a mac? or could i build a cheap windows computer and use that?
9/6/05 6:39 PM
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www.dctvny.org really cheap avid and FCP classes.
9/6/05 7:25 PM
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Get a decent windows machine, "find" a copy of Avid Xpress Pro and go to work.
9/6/05 9:30 PM
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I would go for a mac and get running with FCP. You'll find quite a few ops in the freelance world as well.
9/7/05 5:00 AM
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so i checked out the requirements for avid express pro and i think i might be able to run it on this machine after some upgrades (ram, hdd, maybe new vid card not sure). i think a mac down the line is a definite possibility. ive wanted one for awhile now but just havent had the money. besides shooting my own shit (porn, etc, whatever) do you guys know of any other resources? i mean with this day and age do you think itd be reasonable to think that i could cut other peoples projects by downloading their footage? there are no forums that connect people like this is there? i originally had considered the toronto film school cause of the access to their equipment not so much the instruction. but thinking about it now, i am willing to give this a try and going balls out. thanks for the help guys
9/7/05 9:56 AM
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Check out Sheridan, I think they have a film course. Some guys from my class did some work for students there. Not much money, but a great way to get some practise and meet people. Check out: creativecow.net - A really good resource.
9/7/05 5:57 PM
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ptm, thanks for the tips... ill definitely check out some of the local colleges and see what i can do. while checking out that sheridan site i saw that you can get certification in fcp or avid. do you think this is something thats necessary? or could i go without? and anymore forum links would be awesome, thanks damage.
9/8/05 3:39 PM
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Well.... some skill would be good too!!
9/9/05 4:13 AM
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i got skill fuckers ill look to upgrade this computer and run avid until i score enough money to get a g5 thanks for the advice guys
9/9/05 9:20 AM
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Jaykub is on point with that. Don't forget lighting and solid mics. You'll be amazed what you can learn from just shooting as opposed to sitting in class taking notes.
11/10/05 5:24 AM
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Lynn u frikkin rule...... U r this forum...(and PTM etc u guys rock to, if your ever in australia lemme know!)
11/10/05 11:36 AM
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Thanks bro. If this forum got more active with all of the UG/OG bros who do film, this thing would seriously jump off.

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