You say you want to be in film (but this could also mean TV or Commercials, game design, etc)... but what do you want to due; write, direct, produce, marketing (which marketing research has a math component), finance/accounting (another math component), animation (math), or cgi (math) or even act? Even if you want to do the top position, Produce, you still have to learn the business, and its easier & cheaper to do it on someone elses dime while you collect a paycheck at the same time, which means getting a job that you can learn and build on.
I do like the idea of moving to center for this type of work, LA or possibly NYC or maybe even Toronto (?). I once worked with a guy who studied film at the University of Minnesota and wanted to edit film... but when he got there he found out he was 4 years behind guys his own age who got into the business out of high school & who had experience with all the latest equipment while he had experience with equipment that was two generations older... and he questioned why he went to college when he coulda/shoulda moved straight to LA at 18.
Figure out what areas you might want to go into & if your current masters program could help you, even if that's just getting a start in the business. If you decide to stick with it, try to find a part time job in the area that has something to do with Film or TV... even if that means starting with unpaid internship (even if that mean proposing one to a potential employer, using your masters program as the in... I'm studying CGI or Computer Animation and would like to get some broader experience in the industry...). Also if you live in a decent sized metro area or one with a school with a film school, see if there are any indy films being made in the area and see if you can volunteer on them, (same basic pitch as for the internship).
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- Re: (really long) Way OT: Grad school mistake, need your, Bruce, Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:39:35
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- Re: (really long) Way OT: Grad school mistake, need your, Stan, Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:08:57
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