Online Film School
I’ve been to film school (LUCA Brussels), but looking back on my experience I wouldn’t recommend it. I’m can’t speak for other film schools of course, but the one I went to was disappointing. I was taught a lot of theory which in the real world has no use.
The Film School Roadmap
If you’re going to learn filmmaking by yourself, it’s recommended to plan your journey ahead. Setup targets and deadlines.
As mentioned in the video above, you can download a free PDF with all the competences that you need to learn.
After signing up and confirming your subscription, you’ll be prompted with a download button.
How to Practice Filmmaking
I think it’s pretty obvious that you need to practice a lot to learn a new skill. But I also know how hard it can be to know what to practice for. Like with anything, take it step by step. Focus on camera techniques first before you get into lighting or audio.
You’ll feel less overwhelmed and more accomplished after you finish each new competence.
Filmmaking is a very broad skill. It’s okay not to know everything. Once you understand the basics, you’ll most likely specialize in one of the skills. For me (Jordy) that was cinematography. Yannick and Lorenzo are focusing more on VFX. And Timo, he loves to shoot and edit!