Chapter fourApply

At this point you should have given some thought to what kind of film-maker you want to be, where in the country you might want to go to school, and chosen your three to five schools that you feel would work best for you. Hopefully the deadlines for the applications aren’t in two weeks. If they are, maybe it’s worth taking another year to work on your applications, develop some life experience, and make sure you put your best foot forward.

1. Start Early

As a filmmaker, you will constantly have to schedule for and meet deadlines, often for no pay. Your film school applications are thus a perfect opportunity to train your discipline muscle, which you will need for the rest of your life. It is not an easy thing to sit down at ...

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