YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CONFUSION IN A BUDDING FILMMAKER'S LIFE?
FILM SCHOOL -
TO GO FOR IT OR TO SELF LEARN EVERYTHING.
While most of the people take one particular side to this debate strictly, I feel both are equally significant. It's great to learn the art of filmmaking all by yourself and to be very specific the X factor you'll have as a filmmaker, woh cheez boss aapko khud hi sikhaani padegi. Film school is great for theory, basics, work experience and the most important - CONTACTS. So it's not like that a film school will only drain your money. As a learner of cinema what I've understood by now that the three major aspects in filmmaking are - SCRIPT, CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING.
All three of these skills are a mixture of creativity and technicality.
SCRIPT OR SCREENPLAY WRITING is about majority of creativity with a lil bit of technicality
CINEMATOGRAPHY is about both equally
While, EDITING is acquired by mostly technicality and lesser amount if creativity as compared to the intial processes.
So a film school would mostly help and editor and would be of least importance to a screenplay writer.
In the end you can learn by any method.
YouTube, Books, online paid courses, film schools and also from the mistakes you make on set.