- Mar 28, 2020
Avoid Full Sail. The stories from that place, post-degree are the stuff of nightmares. Get a marketable degree and get involved with your community or hop on with third party companies if the door remains closed. Also, while you're going to college, get a job with Universal and more specifically within Entertainment. They typically promote within if they see you have solid leadership skills.I’d say film production and minoring in creative writing isn’t a terrible plan. But college in general is a weird, risky monster with a lot of best-guessing and second-guessing. It really boils down to picking something that will SATISFY you. A lot of people plan their college experience around a dream job and then, once they start seeing what the reality of that dream job looks like, they realize they want to do something completely different. I initially wanted to go into graphic design, ended up with a BA in Creative Writing and I’m now finishing up a Masters in Instructional Design (none of which actually matters as my career is military).
I would definitely recommend, if you can, avoiding a trade school (like a “film” school, Ringling, or Full Sail) unless you are 100% positive that’s the field you want to spend your life in (especially Full Sail if you’re going into film—they’re nowhere near as respected in film as they are in music). They’re expensive and there’s little flexibility to find something else once you’re in. A lot of public universities are widely accepted as having better film programs than many of the trades (UCF especially).
They still use Sketchup for the zones and houses because it gets the job done quicker and is more intuitive with a smaller learning curve.. CAD and Rhino are typically used in Creative.That, I don’t know. I know from some old, official behind-the-scenes stuff they use SketchUp rather than AutoCAD. Or at least they use to. Whether that is in-house or freelance—maybe both? It may depend entirely of the capabilities of who is on the team.