Film School Confidential (Perigee)

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9780399523397: Film School Confidential (Perigee)

Evaluates twenty-six film school programs in the United States, offers tips on the application and admission process, and includes comments from students and faculty

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Thinking about going to film school? Don't send in that application just yet--first read this book, the definitive guide to film schools around the country. The 26 institutions reviewed are rated according to the quality and accessibility of their equipment, the kind of films their faculty encourage students to make ("industry," "independent," "experimental"), and cost. The authors discuss the schools' programs in detail, advise readers about whether film school is the right choice for them, provide tips about getting into the programs, and describe what to expect once film school begins. Karin Kelly and Tom Edgar's prose is spirited and their entertaining introductory portrait of the state of American filmmaking will interest anyone who cares about contemporary movies. An informative and amusing glossary closes the volume, which explains why no one should try to lift an ARRI kit by the handle, why "experimental film" is just another word for "cinematic masturbation," and why no good movie script ever contained the line, "you just don't get it, do you?"

About the Author:

Tom Edgar lives in Los Angeles where he writes, makes films, and builds websites. Edgar is the coauthor of Film School Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Film Schools.

Karin Kelly is the department head of Cinema & Television at Drexel University. Kelly has been active in film and TV for more than 20 years. As an independent filmmaker, she has assistant-directed both feature films and television commercials and has written, produced, and directed short films, corporate projects, and music videos. Kelly is a leading authority on film school and is the coauthor of Film School Confidential: The Insider's Guide to Film Schools. She has written about film school for both Moviemaker Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.

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