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Film School by Jason B. Kohl

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Chapter oneDevelop Your Voice

There are many, many things you can and should do to prepare yourself for film school. Once you’re there, you’ll quickly realize how short two to five years really are. Any film or life experience you can get before you go will be of value. I waited three years between undergrad and graduate film school, in which time I watched a lot of movies, did a lot of reading, did a Fulbright scholarship, interned for film companies, worked several jobs, lived abroad and made three short films. While much of this time was difficult and confusing, in retrospect I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.

This chapter will break down a number of things you can do to prepare yourself before you go to film school, including ...

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