Arizona has always been an attractive film location ever since the early days of Hollywood – what with all its immense and otherworldly deserts. Presently, Arizona has been consistently used as a film location outside of Hollywood as seen in: the pioneering westerns such as “Gun fight at the O.K. Corral, counter-culture classics like “Easy Rider” and the contemporary hits like “3:10 to Yuma.” People who attend Arizona film schools gain the opportunity to learn the craft of film making in a real environment where many of our greatest films have been shot.
Just like anything else, filmmaking is decentralizing and changing – what with all these progresses in the digital era. Prime production hubs such as L.A. and New York, now command a smaller pie of the market as production migrates to, “third coast” locations around the United States. Arizona, with its gorgeous desert landscapes, production incentives, and promising local talent pool, is set to remain a consistent location for major motion pictures, looking to step outside of the confines of Hollywood. This results to a demand for local talent. Students going to Arizona film schools obtain the experience and skills they require to become the next wave of directors, writers, producers, editors as well as other below-the-line production personnel.
Mentorship programs provide students with the chance to learn film production while working in a real film production house. And just like any other field, the film industry is highly competitive. Students seeking to have a career need every advantage they can obtain. Imagine the edge obtained from learning film production in a real production environment, under the guidance of working professional directors, writers, producers and editors.
As mentioned, film making is a rapidly changing industry, so new skills are also needed to be developed. Students who learn those skills from Arizona film schools are qualified not only to be a local talent but also to attain the highest levels of success in major film markets like L.A., New York and Chicago. Many a mentorship program gives students the chance to put their classroom and textbook studies into immediate action as they observe, help and ultimately contribute to the film production process.
Of course, before you get into this business, you should have the passion for making movies. From there, it is up to you as to how you put your passion into action. Arizona film schools can be the first step on your journey towards a rewarding and exciting career in the motion picture business as a writer, director, editor or producer.
Arizona Film School offers one-on-one mentoring from Hollywood film professionals. The Film Connection ‘s mentor apprentice approach to filmmaking pairs you up with a working professional on actual film and video jobs – no teachers, no crowded classrooms, to massive tuition debts
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I would like to go to film school to be a director of photography. I want to start out as that and edventually become a film director. My question is if I go to film school will I be more likely to get hired filming a movie.
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You can always start off with an internship at a production office and make your way to the top by working your butt off + luck.
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Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
SOS calls on Panetta to resign for claiming Obama has special right to release classified information about SEAL take down of bin Laden
Action comes in response to Defense Secretary threats to punish Navy SEAL for bin Laden book while defending Obama release of classified information to Hollywood movie crew
Special Operations Speaks (SOS) today called upon Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to resign from office for his claim that Barack Obama had special authority to provide classified information about the Navy SEAL attack on Osama bin Laden to Hollywood filmmakers and others with no security clearance.
Panetta made the claim in a September 10th interview on CBS This Morning. As he threatened to punish former Navy SEAL Mark Owen for revealing details about the assault on the bin Laden compound in his book No Easy Day, he stated that Department of Defense release of top secret information to Hollywood filmmakers were authorized by the President of the United States, who has that authority
Mr. Panetta’s claim reveals a profoundly disturbing sense of his role and that of the President in protecting both national security and the lives of our soldiers, said SOS co-founder and chairman CAPT Larry Bailey, USN (Ret). If he really believes that the President is justified in handing out classified information to his Hollywood cronies, his ignorance of the both the letter and the spirit of the law requires he resign. And if he doesn’t, his duplicity disqualifies him from office.
He is clearly putting his allegiance to the man who appointed him above his loyalty to the office he holds. And for that, he should forthwith resign from office.
According to government documents obtained by the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, beginning in mid-2011, the Obama/Panetta Defense Department begin providing special access to individuals and information involved in the bin Laden assault to Kathryn Bigelow, the director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal. Bigelow and Boal are making a film expected to be laudatory of the President’s role in the assault.
The White House has denied that the filmmakers were given classified information. But, government emails and transcripts obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act suggest that is not the case. The documents show that Hollywood film crews were given exclusive access to classified facilities and were allowed to meet with top administration officials.
SOS is not alone in its strong reaction to the Obama/Panetta revelations. Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, called the special treatment given to the filmmakers outrageous, adding, If these filmmakers got access that trained national security and military reporters did not, then its telling the public: We are not going to allow trained journalists to tell this story. If you want to know what happened, go buy a ticket to a movie.
Steven Aftergood, the director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists said, The whole interaction with the filmmakers appears to be self-serving and self-aggrandizing [attempts] in an election year to glorify the administration.
According to the Judicial Watch FOI documents, one of those to whom the Obama/Panetta DOD provided the filmmakers exclusive access was the planner, SEAL Team 6 Operator and Commander. In confirming the set-up, Under-Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers appears to acknowledge the top-secret nature of the information being revealed saying, The only thing we ask is that you not reveal his name in any way as a consultant because . . . he shouldnt be talking out of school.
Also according to the FOI documents, the filmmakers were provided rare access to The Vault which is described in the documents as the CIA building where some of the tactical planning for the bin Laden raid took place. So sensitive is The Vault that the actual location of the building has been redacted in the documents provided Judicial Watch.
The documents further reveal that according to DOD officials, the DOD was basically using W[hite] H[ouse]-approved talking points we used the night of the operation. Significantly, those talking points called the raid a gutsy decision by the President, adding that WH involvement was critical.
The bottom line, Bailey said, is that, at the behest of the Obama White House, Leon Panetta knowingly allowed classified information to be given to left-leaning Hollywood filmmakers. And he is now launching an attack on a brave Navy SEAL simply for revealing where bin Laden was shot, while covering up for an Administration that has compromised national security for cheap political theater. It is time for him to go.
Special Operations Speaks (SOS) is a nationwide organization led by highly decorated Special Operations veterans. Among its stated goals is a commitment to illuminate the failed operational security environment of the Administration and to provide the public with accurate information about these repeated releases of highly classified information.
The group’s website is http://specialoperationsspeaks.com.
Grassroots petition to demand Panetta’s resignation http://specialoperationsspeaks.com/petition/panetta
Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) is comprised of veterans, legatees, and supporters of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Forces. We have noted with dismay and deep alarm the recent stream of highly damaging leaks of information about various aspects of Americas shadow war in the overall War on Terror. Our principles are the same as when we were in active service Duty, Honor, Country.
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