In this case study, Jocelyn talks about film school and explores a few reasons why film school might not prepare you for the industry. If you are thinking about going to film school, acting school, or any other industry related education, you’ll want to listen to what Jocelyn has to say.
It’s true that there is a lot to learn in film. However, film school is NOT the most effective way to learn what you need to know. The best way to get this necessary knowledge is to form mentor-to-apprentice relationships right on set. Then you’re learning while building professional relationships, simultaneously gaining both pieces you need to have a successful career in the film industry.
A-list Mentor Jocelyn started out just like everyone else as a production assistant. Recently, she has been getting work as a production coordinator, including for Steve Harvey. Getting in as a PA will allow you to turn the film set into your school and see all the crafts in action, giving you a better idea of what you want for your film career… and how to get it.