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Old 03-01-2017, 04:04 PM   #31
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:58 PM   #32
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I will not be learning what I cannot learn on my own.
YUUUUP. If there is one thing you're known for on here, it's that you're really good at learning things on your own.

Wait a second i got that wrong. It's the opposite. You're known for asking questions about everything and being incapable of learning anything independently. Film school will be good for someone like you.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:32 PM   #33
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I just went against some of the advice there and did it
If there's one thing to take away it's that you did it. That's already a step in the right direction. There are so many things that you can be told, but it's ultimately up to you to decide what to do.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:54 PM   #34
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I'm surprised if people on here think that it's good that I am going to film school, cause when I asked about it before, some said it was a waste of money, and that they overcharge, and that I will not be learning what I cannot learn on my own, so I am kind of surprised, if that is the case
And some said it was a good idea for you to go to film school.

As usual, you were confused that you got differing views. We've
seen that in you for several years. You read somewhere one opinion,
come here to find out what others think, get a different opinion and
then are paralyzed.

Even though you chose to focus on those who said film school isn't
a good idea, I'm glad you finally made a decision. I know it was very
difficult for you to go against what some people said and choose what
is best for you.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:26 PM   #35
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I'm surprised if people on here think that it's good that I am going to film school
I'm hoping they'll beat some common sense into you.

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Film school will be good for someone like you.
Yes, but...
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:42 AM   #36
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Okay thanks.

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And some said it was a good idea for you to go to film school.

As usual, you were confused that you got differing views. We've
seen that in you for several years. You read somewhere one opinion,
come here to find out what others think, get a different opinion and
then are paralyzed.

Even though you chose to focus on those who said film school isn't
a good idea, I'm glad you finally made a decision. I know it was very
difficult for you to go against what some people said and choose what
is best for you.
I hope it's best for me. I probably just got scared and regretful about it and honed in on the advice that said don't do it, rather than do. I was also contemplating whether or not to move to a better city for filmmaking opportunities. I have been wanting to work on other people's sets to gain more experience, but it's very difficult to find movies being shot where I live. I was told by some other filmmakers that the only two places where movies are being made frequently to get on, where L.A. and Vancouver.

Only time, an actual L.A. company came to where I live to shoot. And I had the opportunity on the one feature here so far, but that's about it, aside from short films. So maybe I should move to one of those cities after, but the cost of living is so much more compared to where I live, and I would take a huge hit. So I was wondering if it has to be done. Or maybe I would strike out in those cities as well and not get on any sets much there either likely. But the people I have talked to who do live there, say there is a lot of opportunity compared to where I live.

I even talked to some celebrity filmmakers at a comic con fan expo, and they said the same thing, and that I would have to move, at any luck of getting real movie opportunities. Do you think I would have to do it?

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Old 03-02-2017, 07:15 AM   #37
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Finish your film school. Don't put the cart before the horse.
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:52 PM   #38
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I was also contemplating whether or not...
I was told by some other filmmakers...
So maybe I should...
So I was wondering if...
But the people I have talked to...

Do you think I would have to do it?
You are paralyzed by choices.

I wish I could help. If you move you will face difficulties and more
opinions and choices. If you stay you will always wonder if you should
have moved. If you move and you are still paralyzed by choices you
will wonder if you should have stayed.

My advice is to stay where you are until you are ready to make a choice
without asking people on a message board. The day you can post here
saying, "Yesterday I moved..." or "Yesterday I shot a scene..." without
asking what we think is the day you will move forward in your goal.
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:21 PM   #39
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Finish your film school. Don't put the cart before the horse.
Yeah I could do that but all these other filmmakers are going to school in Vancouver and L.A. and they say they are much better schools, so that gets me all thinking...
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:13 PM   #40
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Yeah I could do that but all these other filmmakers are going to school in Vancouver and L.A. and they say they are much better schools, so that gets me all thinking...
Paralyzed by choices. So now what? You make NO decision? You
spend the next six months asking here if you should drop out of
the school you're in and move to where there is a "better" school?
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:22 PM   #41
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Yeah I could do that but all these other filmmakers are going to school in Vancouver and L.A. and they say they are much better schools, so that gets me all thinking...
GOOD LORD MAN!!!!!! STOP THE MADNESS!
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:27 PM   #42
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Once you decide to do something, finish it. There are many other places where films are made. After you finish film school or at least a semester you can look at other schools or places to move. There are film bureaus that can tell you more. There are film school graduates from top schools who do not pursue film making. You have to decide what you really want to do and do it.
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:30 PM   #43
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LOL he's been in his current school a week or so and hasn't even done one project. Once again we are wasting time answering ridiculous questions because no matter what he does in life he will ALWAYS question it. This really needs to stop on the forum though.
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:34 PM   #44
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Yep. I stopped responding to him for over a year. But got sucked back in
when it seemed he was actually going to do something. He rarely responds
to me anyway.

In order to help make indietalk a better place and not the harmonica44
forum I'm going to stop responding to him again. It IS a circle isn't it?
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:34 PM   #45
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I'm with you. It's for his own good.
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