Foreword

THE INHERENT PROBLEM OF TALKING ABOUT WHETHER ONE SHOULD GO TO FILM SCHOOL IS THAT IT CARRIES WITH IT THE ENORMOUS COMPLEXITY OF COST. HULK COULD SPEND HOURS TALKING ABOUT THE DREADFUL ECONOMICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, WHETHER IT BE THE DRASTIC IMPACT ON THE MIDDLE CLASS, THE UNADVERTISED HIGH COSTS OF ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS OR EVEN THE HAUNTING ALBATROSS OF STUDENT LOANS—WHICH JUST MEANS THAT ANY AND ALL FILM SCHOOL QUESTIONS CAN’T HELP BUT BE TEMPERED WITH THE INITIAL QUESTION OF: “WHAT IS YOUR ECONOMIC SITUATION LIKE? CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD IT?”

IF YOU REALLY, TRULY CAN’T AFFORD IT, THEN YES, PERHAPS IT’S WORTH IT TO TAKE A CHANCE ON DIVING RIGHT INTO THE WORKING WORLD INSTEAD OF ATTAINING A MOUNTAIN OF INSURMOUNTABLE DEBT. ...

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