For every self taught filmmaking dynamo there are thousands of self taught filmmaking disasters. People hear about Paul Thomas Anderson, or Quentin Tarantino, or Kevin Smith, and say, "Well, they did it." The fact of the matter is that those guys are but three people, you know? The thing that people have to realise is that, while you may always hear about the self taught filmmakers that made good, you never hear about the thousands that never get anywhere. My point is that in saying, "Film school is for chumps" you'd better hope you're as good as the select few uneducated filmmakers that make it. And remember; the chances are, you're not.