I have seen a number of surveys which addressed the question of the value
of film school versus practical training. A variety of highly successful
film makers and their schoolings are considered. These surveys (as I
remember them) conclude that about 50 % of their subjects received formal
film educations while 50 % did not.
The surveys usually consider only the educations of the great but not the
less than great film makers.
Peter S. Latham
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