Archive for October, 2011


Check out My Latest Commercial About Google

I just finished shooting a project for a company I work for that does AdWords PPC management. I actually wrote the script, co-directed, edited, and starred in the darn thing. [Watch out for some tech language and idioms that not everyone will get]. See if you can see the stylistic similarities we were going for […]

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The Complete, Epic Truth About Film Schools in 2011

If you’re serious about making movies, then film schools are not your best option for training and development. Sure, going to film school will provide you an opportunity to meet other creative people, make some short films, and use video cameras and video editing equipment. And we know that you’ve heard about such big names […]

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$99,000 to Get a $30,000 a Year Job?

Anatomy of a Horrible Financial Decision You know, technically the only difference between $30 and $30,000 is 3 zeroes. But in reality it’s a hell of a lot more. And it has a lot of film school graduates crushed under the weight of unimaginable debt for the dumbest reasons you can fathom. The Art Institutes […]

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Why Did the Film School Graduate Cross the Road?

Here’s a joke for you… Why did the film school graduate cross the road? Answer: To fetch his boss some coffee! Ha ha! Seriously though. I remember my time at NYU very well. I remember spending hours studying and researching various Liberal Arts classes required for my degree, and writing 20 page papers on Italian […]

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Who Says Your Short Film Has to Be Long?

One of the biggest pitfalls of student films and first time filmmakers is making their movies way way way way too long. In fact, the interminably long length of scenes or entire movies is a good reason why one of my favorite quotes from the book “Shit My Dad Says” is: ‘That student film festival was […]

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Are High Schoolers More Qualified Than Film School Grads?

A student of “Film School Secrets” recently left the following comment in the members area.  “Hey, Seth. Thanks for all the information you’re providing. I’ve learned more in 1 week than I have in 1 month going to film school. It’s funny because I’ve already worked on an indie film as a PA here in […]

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