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Applying to Film School: General Research

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... remarkable B arton Fink, this is an essential portrait of Hollywood’s golden age. 3. E asy Riders, Raging Bulls, by Peter Biskind An incredible look at the cinematic renaissance of the 1970s. 4. The Mailroom: Hollywood History from...

Minimize Debt

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... around good planning and self-discipline. Th e virtues of discipline, courage and perseverance not only apply to your creative life but to your fi nancial life as well. 1. CALCULATE YOUR NET WORTH B efore you begin fi lm school, it’s...

Build Relationships

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... B uild Relationships It is not from ourselves that we will learn to be better than we are. Wendell Berry, Commonplace: Th e Agrarian John Ford Th is chapter is about how to build your army. Th e second essential part of fi lm...

Ryan Koo: Ten Reasons Not to Go to Film School

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... Ryan Koo: Ten Reasons Not to Go to state that I actually agree with all of Jason’s “Ten Reasons to Go to Film School.” My website is not named No Film School because we are against the concept of fi lm school; it is named No Film...

Practice Your Craft

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... in the maelstrom of rewriting or the editing room, you want to make sure that positive elements of a project are not lost. Praising the strengths of a work can often be as strong a tool as calling attention to its weaknesses. b. Always...

Applying to Film School: Program-Specific Research

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... is not to tell you which fi lm school to go to, but to help you know yourself and the fi lm school process better, so you can then see which fi lm school might fi t for you. Appendix B’s. “Film School Budgeting Worksheet” provides...

The Film School Majors This Book Addresses

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... The Film School Majors This Book this book. 1. DIRECTING M ost prospective students see themselves as directors, if only because it’s the best known position on a fi lm set. In collaboration with the pro- ducer, the director...

Develop Your Voice

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... Th e most common lie is that with which one lies to oneself; lying to others is relatively exceptional. F riedrich Nietzsche B efore you go to fi lm school, it is essential that you make some work. Th is will be important not only...

Craft an Exit Strategy

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... ever screened publicly, anywhere. For most major festivals, this is a currency they trade in. Most major European festivals will require a world or international premiere. b. International Premiere Th is is the fi rst time a fi lm...

Apply

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... Apply 85 maker you want to be, where in the country you might want to go to school, and chosen your three to fi ve schools that you feel would work best for you. Hopefully the deadlines for the applications aren’t in two weeks...