| Director |
| University : Full Sail University ( 2008 )
Major : Other
Still in Field? :Yes
Effort Level : 4/5 (Worked Hard)
Gender : Male
Jobs held since college:
1. Grip/Electric - "Humanzee"
2. Script Supervisor
4. Fight Choreographer
If you are looking for a film program that can give you a Bachelorâ€™s degree, this is the place. If you are looking for a film program that can answer the technical questions you've always asked about "how did they do that?", this is the place. If you are looking to learn about 50-75% (that last 25% can only be learned by doing) about each position in the film industry in the place. If you are looking for training on being a Director, this is not the place (Their directing class is quaint at best) however as a director, you need to know a little about every job so this still a good place to start. If you are looking to ONLY learn how to be a DP or an editor or other such specific field, go to AFI. "
This place is perfect for getting the kind of general knowledge you need to start out as a GOOD PA, an above average grip/electric and a decent camera, gaffer, dolly grip... etc. Producers can also learn a lot by doing. Since Full Sail is a business FIRST they really make you hustle and work for any special treatment to do projects on your own time, which is as it should be. Good training for those producer-wannabes out there. As a note, if you think you're a good writer, you probably aren't. I have only seen ONE good writer come out of that school and HEARD of only one other that sold a script right out. You are no diva, so don't act like one. It just pisses everyone else off. There is no actor pool of any worth out there either, so donâ€™t get your hopes up of making anything of any worth.
If you want to stand out, donâ€™t be your â€œaverage Full Sail studentâ€. Youâ€™ll learn quickly enough what that means if you pay attention. There is a system, it isnâ€™t perfect, but it is MUCH more fluid to complaints and change than any other campus youâ€™ll find. There is no organized social life to speak of, so this is no party school. There is no on-campus housing, there is no student life center, just labs, classes and things related to those things. They have some of the best and most film equipment youâ€™ll ever see in a Film School so if you make the right friends, youâ€™ll want for naught when it comes time to make your short on the side.
DO NOT depend or lean on staff there however, there is a reason the work there and not in LA, mostly for a steadier family life but a LOT of them are flakey at best so donâ€™t be surprised then a 16mm teacher suddenly stops answering your calls when he promises to edit your video.
If you go in expecting your education to be handed to you, youâ€™ll be sore and will be one of the people online complaining on how Full Sail is a crock and stole your money & didnâ€™t care about you. NO they wonâ€™t care about you unless you give them reason to. Do you know HOW MANY students they see come and go every month? Itâ€™s insane. You gotta WORK for your education. And unlike some schools where if you put in 50% youâ€™ll get back 25â€¦ there, theyâ€™ll give you back exactly what you put in. So hearing some alumni whines â€œI donâ€™t have a job, they should GIVE me a jobâ€. SCREW THEM. They gotta earn it, they didnâ€™t they get nothing.
One HUGE note on the Masters of Entertainment Business though: STAY AWAY! It sucks more than hard core. The teachers donâ€™t really teach you anything, they expect you to merely regurgitate what you read in the books they assign you. Now from the experience of every single other person who has ever taken a REAL masterâ€™s courseâ€¦ this is about the level when you stop regurgitation & start taking the 2â€™s in the book & making 4â€™s. Your own thoughts based on the information. However when regurgitating you will get Aâ€™s. BS info and you will get Aâ€™s. Start thinking for yourself & taking the questions seriously & you will get Câ€™s at best. Their system is so messed up that in order to fix it they need to chuck it completely and start from scratch. Which they never did from the beginning, which is their main problem. All courses are specially designed for students who either wanna make a t-shirt company, or sell their own music; the course was designed after their MUSIC BUSNESS course. That means all of you who are in the film business & want to take the course, who would NORMALLY use a production company as their business model: they know NOTHING about how that model works. I could quite literally go on for pages on the fraudulent nature of this degree, but Iâ€™d rather not waste the energy. Needless to say I have a friend who tied to argue a grade with one teacher to only have the teacher threaten â€œmaybe I should recheck ALL your grades thenâ€. Very mature. So what have we learned? STAY AWAY from the MS:EB.
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