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18 Things All Film Studies Students Know To Be True

If you studied film at university, there are some things only you know to be true.

1. Contrary to popular belief, you haven’t seen every film under the sun.

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2. And your degree doesn’t consist of just watching films all day, every day.

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3. On the other hand, it is true that you do kind of enjoy judging people on their taste in movies.

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4. And try as you might not to, you can’t help over thinking every detail of what you’re watching.

You never used to care about lighting and camera angles.

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5. Discovering that your footage is corrupted the night before a deadline is one of the worst things that can ever happen to you.

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6. As well as showing your work in a seminar and only then noticing a really glaring error.

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7. However, when it goes well, there’s no better feeling.

Your invitation to the Oscars will likely be arriving any day now.

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8. You tend to think up many incredible movie ideas in the early hours of the morning.

But they all seem like nonsense by the next day.

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9. And you become ridiculously excited whenever a film you love comes up in a module.

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10. The fury of finding out another film group is using the same location or music as you.

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11. And the difficulty of trying to make your film budget stretch to include all the things you want to do.

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12. Being proud of your work until someone asks to look at it and then it becomes the worst thing you’ve ever created.

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13. Or arguing over which camera angle would be the best for a scene, shooting both and then going with an entirely different one.

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14. The sheer frustration of playing back the audio and discovering it’s too quiet.

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15. Or writing a boss treatment but your group goes with someone else’s idea.

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16. Occasionally getting free cinema passes and being the envy of all your non film friends.

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17. Making sure you keep in touch with everyone on your course so that you have great connections for the future.

You’ll need to know at least three screenwriters, four directors, one actor and a tonne of editors in different fields for when you get your big break.

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18. And knowing that despite the ups and downs and negative stereotypes, you wouldn’t change your degree for the world.

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