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Film School by Jason B. Kohl

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Chapter threeBuild Relationships

It is not from ourselves that we will learn to be better than we are.

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Making a movie is like painting a picture with an army.

John Ford

This chapter is about how to build your army. The second essential part of film school, in addition to the creative portfolio you develop, will be the relationships with classmates, professors and professionals who will advise and aid you on your path from film student to film professional.

A universal complaint about even the most prestigious film schools is that they generally do a poor job preparing their students for the realities of the industry. But an educational institution will always differ from ...

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