How Do Online Film Schools Work?

       By: Zoul-Kifl Pio
Posted: 2010-06-19 08:31:05
Do you know what online film schools are? How did these online schools come into the picture? How do these learning institutions conduct classes online? What are the subjects that these film schools offer to its online students? What is in store for the graduates of these institutions? Or what are the career opportunities that graduates of Internet-based filmmaking schools could grab upon graduation? What production companies are open to hiring graduates of online-based film schools?Online film institutions are learning institutions that conduct classes on the varied subjects related to filmmaking through the Internet with the aid of a well-established, practical, user-friendly distance-education program. Learning may be distant but the quality is made to stay the same. It can be done through regular correspondence which depends on the teaching mode that the professor of the filmmaking course use. It may be accomplished online with the use of Skype or Yahoo Messenger.These online film schools came to be since traditional filmmaking schools since the traditional filmmaking schools like to reach out to those professionals who are willing to learn filmmaking but they have 8-5 jobs that get in the way for them to have a chance to study filmmaking at their own time and pace and in the comforts of the home.These film schools on the other hand hold classes through the World Wide Web. It's the online filmmaking school that will direct you to its student HUB where you can do and get most of your lessons. It's the same thing as the traditional filmmaking school that will give you the necessary materials for its students to complete the film program. These are learning materials such as film-making information, instructional video, and raw video footage that a student will have to edit when a course requires the student to do so.Most of these Internet-based filmmaking schools offer more or less the same subjects such as producing, directing, digital cinematography, editing, creating special effects, production designing, scriptwriting, marketing and promotions, lighting and storyboard creation.Upon graduation career opportunities that await graduates of most online film schools include serving as film or associate producer, production manager, editor or assistant editor, director of photography, video camera operator or cameraman, production assistant, production designer, screenwriter, and location manager.On the other hand, film production and film companies that are open to hiring students and graduates of online film schools include that of Dreamworks, Pixar, Miramax, Red Sky Films, Skywalker Sound, and Saul Zaentz Film Center. If you can't find work in any of these mentioned outfits or film studios, you can always put up your own film production company.Find out more about the services and programs offered by online film schools and how to avail of them from the resources in the Film Mastery Course.
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