Preparing for Film School: 43 Essential Items to Have

Back to School: 43 Needs and Wants for Film School

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Back to School: 43 Needs and Wants for Film School

Having the right tools and information can ensure a successful start to film school.

Heading off to film school begins an adventure of a lifetime. Planning ahead and packing the right items can help make the transition smoother and more enjoyable. Here is a list of 43 needs and wants for film school.

Things for Studying

Be ready for late-night writing assignments with the right study supplies.

  • Laptop or computer
  • Black and white laser printer
  • Three-hole punch
  • Notebooks, folders, paper
  • Pens, markers, pencils
  • Stapler, tape, glue
  • Envelopes and stamps

Things for Comfort

Pack items that foster relaxation to experience a restful retreat after the stresses of the day.

  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Books
  • Foldable futon mattress
  • Warm flannel sheets
  • Favorite pillow
  • Ambient Lighting

Things for Technology

Be sure to bring the necessary items to take on virtual learning and create films with ease.

  • Music speakers
  • 3-in-1 printer, fax, scanner
  • USB drive
  • Smartphone
  • Internet-ready TV set
  • Tablet or iPad
  • External hard drive

Things for Film Production

Be sure to bring the right things to jump-start your budding film career.

  • Video camera
  • Memory cards and readers
  • Camera bags
  • Tripods and monopods
  • Microphones and stands
  • Lighting, gels, and reflectors
  • Green screen and props

With these items, you’ll experience a stress-free transition to film school and be ready to jump into a rewarding career in the industry.

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