I have, countless times, mentioned on here that, when it comes to film school, you can easily create your own “film school” at home through the magic of the internet. Hell, I’m currently working on a screenplay that I plan to shoot on my iphone. Think about that, folks, the internet has all the answers you need. There are enough writings and videos to make you learn everything you need to learn. Also, I’ve long maintained the best film education is to just watch as many of the classics as you can.
In a three-year-old interview with The Verge, Werner Herzog claimed that today’s technology makes learning film at University a prehistoric thing:
“Because today it’s fairly easy; you can make a film with a very high caliber camera that’s not expensive anymore,” said the filmmaker. “You can record sound on your cell phone if you add a good microphone and you can edit your film on your laptop.”