I am in a cross-roads right now. I'm not really sure if i want to go to a post secondary school, or just learn my on my own. My mom (im only 18) was talking to someone at a party, and she was saying that going to some type of post secondary art school, that i might be disapointed with them. They are quite expensive here as well. I am looking at about 26, 000 for 1 year at vancouver film school, or about 26 000 for 2 year at Art intitute ( im kinda iffy about that school). I have heard really good things about VFS. Money isn't the biggest issue, but 26g's isn't exactly a small amount. Now, if i was to learn on my own, i would be using tutorials from here, maybe from alias, and maybe even digital-tutors.com (they have some good stuff there that easy to follow along). The downside i see is that i won't be able to talk with other people (peers in class/ teacher), and bouce ideas off them/ ask for help. Its not the same coming here (no offense). Also, i won't be creating the same network contacts working out of my room. But getting hired by a company, really, don't they just look at your skills, not what school u went too? Again, that lady that my mother was talking to, also said that some companies like to do inhouse training, due to the specialized programs that they used. Im not too sure on the reality of that one, maybe some of you industry guys can help me out on this. I would just like for you guys to give me some type of opinion.
ps. I would like to get into the video game industry, but maybe into the movie industry. I really just want to do something with 3d.
thx in advance guys : )
pps: If spelling is bad, its 2.30 here, and i am tired
ps, i am taking a year off before i got to school, if i do end up going. Its just kinda troubling me now - i like to have things organized and have a plan to follow. The whole thing is kinda scaring me. I don't wanna becoming a bum - stuck in the job that i have now forever.. even though its a really good job ( i work at london drugs selling computers www.londondrugs.com for you non canadians)