- Learn how to write different types of pitches (from an elevator pitch to a complete pitch) and how to pitch your projects to others using them.
- Learn how to write a treatment and what the difference is between a treatment and an outline.
- Learn as much as possible about film festivals, start attending festivals while at the film school. You need this knowledge to know what to do once you make your films.
- Learn how to use social media to your advantage and how to promote yourself and your work on social media.
- Learn how the finances work in the entertainment business.
- Learn how to budget and break down scripts for budgeting.
- Learn how to write a CV and a cover letter.
- Learn different jobs’ specifications, so you know who is in charge of what on the film set.
- Learn how to network in the best possible way that suits your personality. There is no point pursuing aggressive networking if you hate that process every step of the way.
- Decide what your next move is going to be before you leave the school: make plans, prepare and act on it. Time flies by very quickly, and as you probably know by now, it takes a long time to make a film so use your time wisely.