Question by Harry>Edward: A question for those in film schools?
I am in high school now, and wish to major in either Film Production or Film Studies in college (I don’t want to be a director, more like a cinematographer or set designer). I have straight A’s (but I am a sophomore in a private school, but this including Middle School I have gotten all A’s or A-‘s and my cummulative GPA as of now is a 3.97) and I have been in Girl Scouts for 10 years and will earn the top award, plus many hours of volunteer service for GS/School. I also do Cross Country and Mock Trial
So, in addition to the core classes (I take Honors English, will be doing French and Math for 4 years, 3 of Science and History) I was planning on taking these electives because I thought they worked well
Media I (Studying film, print, tv, radio, photography)
Media II (Basically a film analysis class)
Video Technology (production, storyboarding, scriptwriting, etc)
I’m considering Media III as well
But I wanted to ask about this class called Photography for Communicating Experiences, a summer class that goes to WA DC. It’s because I really like cinematography
I also thought about taking a semester of Drawing. Because I know that people on film sets have to use drawing for design.
How helpful would you think these classes would be? (The last two mainly?)
Answer by kristin
It sounds like you’ve really got a handle on your education! Congratulation to you for being so motivated. You sound like a great student.
I currently work at a film school (http://www.flashpointacademy.com), and I think all of these classes you’ve mentioned will help you get into a good film program. Photography and drawing — anything that focuses on creativity and composition — will really help you once you’re on the set or in the editing room. Good picks!
I hope you’ll also consider applying to our film program for college. You sound like exactly the kind of self motivated, smart and creative student that we love. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me at any time!
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