Archive for May, 2012


Letter from Mother of 14 Year Old Filmmaker

I received this great email from Kim W. of Florida, who homeschools her daughter. Thought I would share it with y’all. Hello Seth, I am the homeschooling mother of a 14-year old aspiring filmmaker.  Interestingly, I stumbled upon your website while researching film schools the week after we participated in a “Behind the Scenes Tour” […]

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Adobe Finally Makes Digital Magic Affordable for Everyone

It’s no secret that the cost of getting high quality digital images has dropped faster than Superman in the past 10 years. Remember back in the 90s when the Panasonic DVX100 was the pinnacle of digital video? That camera cost $3,000 to $5000 and got basic SD resolution picture. Nowadays a good DSLR gets many […]

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NYU Joint MBA/MFA Degree: Worth the Time and Money?

I just had a reader write in with this question: Seth, Someone once told me to do what I love. Simply put, what I love is film. I have been a fan of cinema ever since the first movie I saw, Peter Pan, the one with Mary Martin from 1960. It has always been my […]

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Would George Lucas Have Gone to Film School Today?

I just received an interesting comment from a reader in the UK named Matt. He raises some good points, that speak to the heart of the classic film school debate. Here is the message: Much as I agree with some of the points you make in your video (film schools are seriously overpriced and there’s […]

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18 Year Old Chris Gatewood Makes a Feature Doc

Not soon after I published an article on 18 year old Ben Hughes’ upcoming DIY feature “Continuum”, I received an email from Chris Gatewood, an 18 year old filmmaker from St. Louis. This is becoming an awesome trend. With the digital learning curve faster than ever before, there should be more people in their late […]

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NYU Film Student: “Idiotic” to Question Film School Methods

Hey guys. Today I received a comment on the site from an NYU student taking issue on this website and my argument that an expensive film school like NYU (my alma matter) is a waste of money. Specifically with me raising a criticism about the school still charging $40,000 a year in tuition to provide […]

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