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Participatipating in local theater productions can help prepare yourself. High school classes to take: Responsibilities Film
Acting Why do I want this job? (“Film Directing: Become a Film Director in 5 steps”) (“Film Directing:Become a Film Director in 5 steps”) create a vision for the film
select the cast and hire a crew
find locations to shoot the film
work with everyone from editors to extras Skills (“Film Director”) creative
good communication skills
be able to recognize talent
have professional relationships (“Film Director”) Colleges/Film School University of Iowa
Film Connection Film Institute
The Los Angeles Film School University of Iowa Iowa has a four year liberal arts program with an emphasis on studying film, video, etc. (“Cinema”) How to be accepted into Iowa send high school & college credit transcripts
send ACT or SAT scores
pay application fee (“First-Year Student Application Process”) Tuition for Iowa $8,061 for Iowa residents
Including books, housing, etc. cost would be around $20,721. (“Estimated Costs of Attendance”) Why choose Iowa? Classes in the cinema program can be taught at an intermediate or advanced level.
Students work with nationally recognized filmmakers. (“Why Study at Iowa?”) Film Connection Film Institute The Film Connection is all about giving you connections to professionals. (“Film Directing School”) Tuition for Film Connection $8,800 for 6 to 8 months (“The Real Cost of Film Connection”) Film Connection Locations In Iowa:
Des Moines-Ames (“Locations”) Why choose Film Connection? Students will learn one lesson per week
Students learn how to work with actors, how to break down a script, how to prepare for shooting, etc. (“Film Directing School”) The Los Angeles Film School Associate of Science in Film Degree Program (“Film”) How to be accepted into LA Film? high school transcript must be sent
pay application fee (“Admission Requirements for Film”) Tuition at LA Film $43,796.50 for domestic residents (“Tuition Information”) Why choose LA Film? Students will make more films in one year than most do in four at other colleges.
Located in Hollywood (“Film”) Experience Write a screenplay
Be up to date with film making techniques
Work on sets or production offices
Observe directors at work
Work as a production assistant (“Film Director”) Assistant Directors Training Program Salary Provides opportunities for students to be assistant directors in films
two year program
Students gain experience by working 350 days on set. ("Assistant Directors Training Program") When working on high budget films, you can earn about $16,508 a week.
When working on films that take more than one week, you can earn $4,127 a day.
The average annual wage is $115,920. (Grayson) There are Film Connections located in cities all across the U.S. 05/29/13 Why is it important to go to film school? What advice do you have for someone who is going to study film? "The film industry is all about who you know. When an opportunity to work on anything film related comes up, take it. The more experience you have and the more people you know, the better off you'll be. The film industry is a career where you have to work from the bottom to the top." (Kilian) What are some ways you have gained experience in film while in college? "...I was able to experience first hand how a film is made and I got to be a part of the process, from casting the film, working on set, and being a part of post-production (Editing). In screenwriting, I was able to write my very own feature-length screenplay." (Kilian) How do you plan on getting a job after you graduate? "After I graduate, I'll do whatever it takes to get my foot in the door with anything film related! Like I said earlier, the film business is about who you know. Making contacts will be a huge part of my success level in this industry!! (Kilian) Citations Citations "Admission Requirements for Film." The Los Angeles Film School. The Los Angeles Film School, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://www.lafilm.edu/admissions/requirements.html>.
"Assistant Director Training Program." DGA. Directors Guild of America Assistant Directors Training Program, n.d. Web. 24 May 2013. <http://www.dgatrainingprogram.org/>.
"Cinema." The University of Iowa. The University of Iowa, n.d. Web. 14 May 2013. <http://admissions.uiowa.edu//academics/cinema>.
Drake, Jared. "Filmmaking Tips : Becoming a Film Director." YouTube. eHow, 19 May 2009. Web. 27 May 2013. <www.youtube.com/watch?v=djWMI3ACHfo>.
"Estimated Costs of Attendance." The University of Iowa. The University of Iowa, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/estimated-costs-attendance>.
“Film." The Los Angeles Film School. The Los Angeles Film School, n.d. Web. 14 May 2013. <http://www.lafilm.edu/programs/film>.
"Film Directing:Become a Film Director in 5 Steps."DegreeDirectory.org. DegreeDirectory.org, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://degreedirectory.org/articles/Film_Directing_Become_a_Film_Director_in_5_Steps.html?xtra=loc-art>. "Film Directing School." Film Connection Film Institute. Film Connection Film Institute, n.d. Web. 15 May 2013. <http://www.filmconnection.com/courses/film-directing/>.
"Film Director." creative skill set. Skillset, n.d. Web. 15 May 2013. http://www.creativeskillset.org/film/jobs//direction/article_3880_1.asp
"First-Year Student Application Process." The University of Iowa. The University of Iowa, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://admissions.uiowa.edu/apply/first-year-student-application-process>.
"How Do I Become a Film Director?."DegreeDirectory.org. DegreeDirectory.org, n.d. Web. 14 May 2013. <http://degreedirectory.org/articles/How_Do_I_Become_a_Film_Director.html>.
Kilian, David. E-mail Interview. 23 May 2013.
Grayson, Lee. "How Much Money Does a Film Director Make?." Chron. Hearst Communications, Inc., n.d. Web. 15 May 2013. <http://work.chron.com/much-money-film-director-make-7811.html>.
"Locations." Film Connection Film Institute. Film Connection Film Institute, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://www.filmconnection.com/school-locations/>.
"The Real Cost of Film Connection." Film Connection Film Institute. Film Connection Film Institute, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://www.filmconnection.com/tuition-costs-compared/>.
"Tuition Information." The Los Angeles Film School. The Los Angeles Film School, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://www.lafilm.edu/admissions/tuition.html>. (Drake) Film Directors oversee everything from pre-production to post-production of a film.