Posted by Smalls at syr-24-24-14-133.twcny.rr.com on March 15, 2003 at 20:37:17:
In Reply to: For Animation or Filmmaking? posted by VioLenT BoB (Dr.J0nes) on March 15, 2003 at 20:30:00:
I spend 100,000 for The Newhouse School of Public Communication's Promise That They'd Find Me A Gig... and that was a lie.
Now? Almost two years after graduation? I'm saving up my money to move out to L.A. and... you know what? The few people I know who might be able to help me out there... I sure as fuck didn't meet through professors or any of that happy horseshit...
They're people I met through this and related boards, essentially for free.
Now don't get me wrong, school IS the best way to learn this shit for some folk... but it isn't going to get you a job. It can... give you the skills to do your job well... but they ain't giving you shit, no matter what they say. I'm a better screenwriter for having gone to college... but I'm still not getting paid a dime for it. I answer phones for T-Mobile... that's what a film degree gets you, kids, you're a phone monkey.
Once they give you that diploma, you're persona non grata except if you don't pay your loans.
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