03-19-2008, 05:41 AM
A few days ago, I got into a discussion with my uncle who feels that there’s really no need for anyone to study film much more to take up an immersion course for a year. I’m 21 and I decided to take an immersion film course at the International Academy of Film and Television (Blowed my parents mind off when I told them it was in Asia!). Although I understand where he is coming from, I beg to disagree with him on a lot of things. If there’s anything that I’ve learned is school is that filmmaking demands the integration of many kinds of knowledge and skill that one gets from hands-on training, classroom instruction and actual film production. These are the why’s that help you answer the how’s!