Sammy: Hello, my name is Sammy Maamar, I'm from Tunisia, North Africa. We just had the revolution in 2011. Everybody knows Tunisia now, it was unknown before that happened. No oil or anything. I'm just kidding.
So yeah, I've been in San Francisco for a while. I just discovered this school, not long ago and signed up for the 6 Month Documentary Program. It's been two months now in the program and it's been great. It's a hands on program. I'm doing my documentary on Community Gardens in San Francisco. Urban Community Gardens and I've got a lot of feedback and help from peers as well as from teachers. The facility great here, its downtown, in the heart of San Francisco. Easy to get to.
I went to the Art Institute for four years but i didn't finish because of some financial difficulties. Also they didn't offer any night classes versus here you can also have a professional life and go to work, 9 to 5 and then come to school and pursue your hobby or future career or whatever you want to do with this program.
The admission process was very easy, it was a couple of weeks emailing back and forth with the admission manager. It was very easy and straight forward. No problems. You just fill out the application, talk about the financial stuff and you're good to go.
But it's really up to you, if you want to be serious and pursue your documentary making you can do it. If you're just going to blame others and be lazy, you're not going to do it. It's more up to you, it makes you more responsible to make your own films.