REMINDER: Supporting Members can have their own blog on FilmSchool.org :)

Chris W

The night was sultry...
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In case you don't know, we have a blog section where Supporting Members can have their own blog on FilmSchool.org and be able to blog about your personal filmmaking journey on your way to film school and even blog during film school.

If this is something that interests you please let me know! :)

Here are some good blog entries already posted:

How I chose between NYU Dramatic Writing and AFI Screenwriting.

How I chose between NYU Dramatic Writing and AFI Screenwriting.

How I chose between NYU Dramatic Writing and AFI Screenwriting. I anguished over the thought of turning down either school. As a true cinephile, how could I consider living outside of LA? That’s where the industry is. I had to attend AFI. But what about the legends born out of New York, like...

When all the noise went away, I asked 'why?' And that was wrong.

When all the noise went away, I asked 'why?' And that was wrong.

Scrolling past all of my classmates successes on FB (and mostly being OK with it) I came across a post asking for film school advice. 'What should I know before applying to film school?' The replies spanned from mundane financial issues to sour grape rejects listing all the successful directors...

So you've been denied to grad school, now what?

So you've been denied to grad school, now what?

It's nearly the end of March and for the second year in a row, I have not received any acceptances for the MFA screenwriting programs I applied to. Of the 4 programs, currently I have two denials, one interview, and one I have not heard anything from. So now what? First, I admit to myself that...

We'd love to hear your stories too!
 
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How to create your Blog​

Screen Shot 2022-01-08 at 3.51.42 PM.pngIf you are a Supporting Member you should see a Create Blog button on the top right of the Blog section.

Your blog is a home page for all of your blog entries. You should include a description of what your blog will be about and an image associated with your blog.


Here's an example:

There and Back Again

There and Back Again

Adventures, accomplishments and frequent failures of a former Assistant Director, current educator, and screenwriter.

You'll also want to update your "About blog entry author" field in your account settings.

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Create your first Blog Entry​

Now that you've created your Blog page, you can now create your first Blog Entry post! Click the Post Entry button in the top right.

This is where you do your actual writing. :) Write an introductory blog entry about how it is applying to film school and how you came to this point in your life.

Here's another example of a blog entry:

There And Back Again - this isn't a figurative title

There And Back Again - this isn't a figurative title

I'm going to take our humble leader Chris's lead and start with a run down of how I've worked in the industry so far and where I plan on going from here. I'll give you a hint, it's involved a lot of travel and quite a bit of luck. To begin with, I'm a stereotype. I have been playing with...

Enjoy! Please let me know if you have any questions on how to use it or if anything isn't working for you. :)
 
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Set blog or entry as Private​

If desired, you can now also set a blog or a blog entry as private so only you can see it until you are ready to share it with others.

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I created an entirely new example blog to show everyone how to create a blog on FilmSchool.org. :)

Example Blog - Your own Blog on FilmSchool.org

Example Blog - Your own Blog on FilmSchool.org

Welcome to the home page of the Example Blog on FilmSchool.org. :) Supporter+ Members can have their own blog on FilmSchool.org. This is blog is an example of the things you can do with this exclusive new feature on the site. This page is the home page for your blog. Here you tell a little bit...

How to create your Blog on FilmSchool.org

How to create your Blog on FilmSchool.org

Supporter+ Members can have their own blog on FilmSchool.org. Thank you so much for becoming a Supporter+ member! Once you are a Supporter+ Member you can create a blog. This is the home for all your blog entries on the site. This blog's home page is here. Once you have a blog home page you can...

Add a Portfolio, Contact, or Resume page (optional)

Add a Portfolio, Contact, or Resume page (optional)

Once you have a blog home page you can optionally add new tabs at the top for your portfolio, contact information, or resume. Here's an example of a portfolio page. Step 1 - Add page Click the "Add Page" button on your blog home page. This will create a tab at the top of your Blog home. Note -...

Add your first Blog Entry

Add your first Blog Entry

So you've created a Blog Home page and had some fun with page tabs... now let's write your first post. Blog entries can be: An introduction about yourself and why you're into film and what you want to do Updates on your application process Chronicling the shooting of a film Chronicling the...
 
I just thought I'd remind everyone that as a Supporting Member you can have your own blog here to write about your experience applying to film school or at film school. Instructions on how to create your own blog are here:

How to create your Blog on FilmSchool.org

How to create your Blog on FilmSchool.org

Supporter+ Members can have their own blog on FilmSchool.org. Thank you so much for becoming a Supporter+ member! Once you are a Supporter+ Member you can create a blog. This is the home for all your blog entries on the site. This blog's home page is here. Once you have a blog home page you can...
 
I thought I'd bump this up again since decisions are coming out. Blogging about your experience attending film school would be a huge help to people.

I should add that once you create your blog and add entries you'll still be able to use it and add entries even if your Supporting Membership subscription expires.

Let me know if you have any questions!
 
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