I was wondering if anyone knew of the best way to go about getting into the film industry from a Canadian point of view.
I've been looking at a few schools and such whether they be University's with Film courses or full on Film Schools but am not totally clear on them or if spending all that money is really needed at all.
I would like to go to the States to go to some of the more famous film schools/courses down there but all in all it just seems like WAY too much money, not only for the schooling itself but also just to go from living in Canada to living in the States and all that comes with becoming a US citizen and all that. I'm thinking if I want to actually go to a school I would have to move no matter what as there isn't much where I currently live, but I've read there are some good institutes in BC and Manitoba. I know there's Toronto as well but that just seems like it would be really expensive, especially to live there.
Is it really that much of a bigger advantage and worth the trouble to get schooling in the states as opposed to here in Canada?
In terms of schools or courses which are the best in Canada? I know in the states it's AFI, USC and a couple others as the big ones but am not too clear on the leaders in Canada...
and is it really worth even going to one of these schools or is there a better or different method to getting into the industry (directing, cinematography, writing, producing) if so what would that method be and where to start, even if it means starting at the bottom as an assistant or something I would be very eager to do so, just want to know how to even look for and get something like that?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!