Sunday, July 27, 2008

Top 10 Film Schools

The ever-expanding film industry has given rise to a number of film schools. Due to this, the prospective students are faced with a difficult task when it comes to choosing the right school for their film studies. It is always recommended to gather detailed information about the different schools regarding the facilities and educational exposure provided by them, the course curriculum, fee structure, and the placement opportunities available before choosing one. Since these courses cost a lot of money, a carefully planned decision must be taken to avoid any problems later on. Students should ensure that their careers have the best kick-start and gain the best value of the money spent. A quick survey of the top ten film schools might help the students in evaluating and selecting the right school to begin their career in the film industry.

One of the most prominent features of the top ten film schools is their highly qualified and experienced staff, who play the most crucial role in shaping up the students' future. Also important is the course curriculum and the number of streams offered by the schools providing flexibility and yet taking care of the specific interest areas of the students for specialization. The school infrastructure, with the latest equipments and facilities, is one of the other major distinctive features of the top film schools. This includes the teaching methods, workshops, projects, and seminars. Exposure to a diverse culture encouraging students from all strata of society ensures a healthy and supportive environment contributing to the students' overall outlook.

The course fees of the top schools are usually quite high and hence, most of them provide financial aids and scholarships to the deserving students. Additional events such as alumni meetings and inviting special guest lecturers are also an essential part of the top film schools. Some schools even invite renowned film personalities to share their expertise with the students. The learning period is not just confined to textual knowledge but also complemented with extra-curricular and cultural activities. Based on all these criteria, a list of these top ten film schools can be found online, categorized according to the different states.

by: Marcus Peterson - google search

Friday, July 25, 2008

Get the Whole Picture

This are the images where I am right now.

The first picture is our soundstage area: a fully-functional film production soundstage just like the ones used by major Hollywood studios!
The second figure is the whole picture of our campus.
The third image is the housing where I am staying right now. The 68-room CASABLANCA GARDENS opened its doors as a home away from home for IAFT's student body.

Different side of the World.

Here I am, giving actions to my desires in this Different side of the World.

Well, I am from California but currently, I'm here in the Philippines grabbing the chance of improving my natural skills. Recently, I am studying film making at International Academy of Film and Television ( IAFT ) . I am enjoying and exploring things as a student and a tourist here.
So far, the Staff of the Academy and my Mentors from Hollywood are very accommodating and professionals and also, I love the attitudes of the Filipinos, very hospitable and respectful, nothing to complain really. :)