Question by Kyle F.: What are my alternative options to college if I want to be a filmmaker?
But don’t have the grades or brains to go to college, let alone the money?
Answer by open4one
If you don’t have the grades (or money) that’s one thing, but if you don’t have the brains for it, your movies are going to suck. It doesn’t take much brains to do reasonably well in college.
What I’d suggest is you get a video camera and just start making short films and putting them on youtube.
Look, Mozart made his living partly by giving music lessons, even though he was pretty famous while alive. One of his students asked him how to write a symphony, to which he replied that you must study for many, many years. “But you wrote your first symphony at the age of five!” exclaimed the student.
“Yes,” Mozart replied, “but I didn’t ask how.”
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