First of all, you don't even know what aspect of game production you want to do. You say game development, but that implies software engineering. You keep mentioning modeling and cinematics, neither of which have anything to do with software engineering or even each other. Also, liking games doesn't make you a good software engineer any more than liking shampoo makes you a good chemical engineer. Figure out what profession you actually want to do, then pick the specialty within it that has a strong job outlook. Lastly, even if you do choose software development, keep in mind that game development is harder, typically pays less, and requires longer hours and more crunch time than ordinary software companies. It will burn you out fast if you don't REALLY love what you do. Lastly, stay in school, because the overwhelming majority of recruiters won't even look at you if you don't at a minimum have a baccalaureate level education in a relevant field of study.
Source: Myself. I'm a software engineer for a game & simulation company and I hold a degree in Game Development.