Over two months ago (hey, I fell way behind in emails) I got this email from Stephen Dypiangco.
My friend and I are both independent filmmakers in LA, and we just made this humorous video called Film School or No Film School:
I'm sure this is a question your readers think about, and we'd greatly appreciate it if you could share it on your blog!
We went to film school. Patrick went to San Francisco State, and Stephen went to NYU. Find out why we went and whether the debt was worth it.
Who We Are:
National Film Society
The National Film Society is a new media studio co-founded by filmmakers Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco, who've decided to take their talents to YouTube. They produce original content, showcase amazing works, interview talented creators and make fun of each other as much as possible.
So let's make this today's Tuesday Talkback. I got an undergraduate degree in film, but never went to graduate level film school. Frankly, I don't feel like the money I'd have spent on the education would have been worth it in the long run, or gotten me substantially closer to achieving my goals. I think moving to LA and diving right into the job market was probably the best thing I could have done.
But what do you guys think?