I am currently a senior at a university for film production. Over the last year i have learned a lot about CG and visual effects and really enjoy it. However i have come to a fork in the road. I have an opportunity to work at a studio that does cg and effects but i have also been seriously considering diving into the gnoman experience. I guess i am just looking for advice about going to these schools and have a couple of questions.
1. Would working at a studio and learning independently teach me just as much as going to one of these schools?
2. Are these schools worth the big price tags?
3. How much of the work at the schools requires independant study?
4. Would I learn just as much taking the online courses after work everyday?
Any other advice would be more than welcome! Thank you for taking the time to help out an emerging artist.