Woman directing film

Shining a Light on Women in Film

As an avid reader, I understand the general consensus on inserting arbitrary statistics where they aren’t needed, but bear with me. According the to Motion Pictures of America Association, 52% of moviegoers are women. It also reports that 27% of women work in the industry as creators, directors, editors, directors of photography, and producers, of which only…

Film school shoot, smoking desk

Diving Into Production Design

THE CHALLENGE This week’s class was given the task to create an entire set from scratch. Each group in the class had their own set of challenges to overcome. After each set was built, a few judges would tour them. Not knowing anything about them, they would have to guess this criteria rooted with three…

film students sitting around table

Comparing Film Schools: Things to Consider

1. The Core Curriculum Some film schools focus on application, and some focus more on the liberal arts aspects — actually filming vs. studying cinema and film history. All schools will do both, but make sure to ask for a full set of courses taught so that you can see what is the bulk of…