Presentation on theme: "Advent Film Group Pursuit of Filmmaking Webinar. Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 1 Webinar Topics Pros and cons of traditional film school."— Presentation transcript:
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 1 Webinar Topics Pros and cons of traditional film school Viable alternatives to consider: self-study options, interning, etc. Question and answer session about AFG, our philosophy and process
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 2 Pros and Cons of Film School Pros –Many schools to choose from, relatively easy to get admission –Access to equipment –Networking with students, faculty, guests –Imposes discipline –Potential prestige, depending on school –Opens doors
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 3 Pros and Cons of Film School Cons –Spiritually destructive. Anti-Christian. At secular schools, this is guaranteed –Designed to stoke your ego –Expensive - $20,000 - $40,000 per year –You learn to make student films, shorts –Doesnt payoff against cost of school –No job guarantee - even with 4.0 GPA
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 4 Viable Alternatives Number 1 - Self Study –Self study material plentiful –Access to equipment is easy, cheaper than film school through rentals or purchase –Requires self-discipline –Requires building your own network of volunteers –Greater potential for accelerated learning –Can be done anywhere, anytime
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 5 Viable Alternatives Number 2 - Internship/Apprenticeship –Not plentiful or readily available –Typically requires travel –Requires self-indepence, savings –Learn by doing, creating actual products –Excellent networking opportunities –Professional development focused versus student-oriented curriculum at schools
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 6 Viable Alternatives Number 3 - Self-Study/Volunteer –While doing Self-Study program… –VOLUNTEER at: Church media ministry (if none exist, then start one) Your favorite charity, service organizations At businesses of family and friends
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 7 What You Should Study Literature –So youll know all the great stories English –So you can express your story History –Context of the great stories Art History –Visual manifestation Christian Worldview (across these subjects) You must become a storyteller
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 8 Typical Case Study 16-18 years old –Made lots of fun short films for family, friends, school 18-21 years old –Attends Film School, spending $20,000 per year. Absorbs secular worldview –Works in the summer to pay for college 21-23 years old –Must find full time job to payoff college loan, rent, food, etc. –Work part-time on film sets 24-25 years old –Gets a big break - works for secular company making horror, sexploitation, raunchy comedies. (Promises to return to Christian roots) –OR Gets big break working for televangelists or local news stations, online media, indie film world.
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 9 Ideal Case Study 15-18 years old –Volunteered at local media ministries, organizations 18-21 years old –Attends Christian Liberal Arts College (Literature, English, History) –Works on feature films in the summer 21-23 years old –Internship/apprenticeship for feature film production company –Works part-time to pay bills, volunteers locally 24-25 years old –Ready to make first feature film - Has His story, contacts, production and business acumen –Can seek funding from local ministries, organizations whom he/she has served –Can pull together marketing & promotion resources through organizations and individuals previously served
Copyright 2010 - Advent Film Group 540-751-1021 10 Resources San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival –Teaches proper theology for filmmakers Library & DVDs –Low cost, readily available, repeatable instruction Epicenter Pictures –2-Week Summer Film Camp - Founder - Chloe Anderson AFG –2-Day Film Workshop –4-DVD Set of Film Workshop instructions (13 hours) –Internship –Film production on upcoming feature films - 4 features are in the works, typically one per year.