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You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

You could work on the set of the next significant blockbuster movie. A master's program in this area will provide you with the skills necessary to direct, edit or release thought provoking films.

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Interactive Media Development

Confederation College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Thunder Bay

The Interactive Media Development program will prepare you for a fascinating and challenging career where your artistic creativity and logic merge to produce compelling digital experiences for an exciting new world of devices. If you are a creative individual and computer skills come easily to you, consider the Interactive Media Development program. Enrol in this exciting program at Confederation College and you can open doors worldwide! [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. Interactive Media Development Our world is moving towards a digital renaissance where art and logic converge to produce revolutionary interactive experiences on a host of new devices. The Internet has completely changed the way we consume media and this program will help you learn how to create exciting interactive media. Over three years, you will explore the art of Interactive Design, strengthen your 2D and 3D design skills, see your art move with animation and motion graphics and publish your work to the Internet and a host of other digital formats. During your fourth and fifth semesters, you will focus on the creation of a professional portfolio designed to ensure employ ability and prepare you for a full fifteen-week job placement in Canada. You will receive intensive hands-on training in our 4,300 square foot media complex and the small teacher-to-student ratio guarantees that you will not get lost in the crowd. We invite you to study with us! [-]

Film Production

Confederation College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Thunder Bay

The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. [+]

Film Production The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. As a student in the program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the film production process from beginning to end, starting with location scouting, scriptwriting and storyboards and continuing through to editing, production design, film business and photography. In addition, you will learn all of what falls in between, including directing, producing, physical and special effects, wardrobe, lights, camera, grip equipment, sound recording and mixing, cinematography, art direction and more. Our state of the art facility is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You will be required to research, prepare, write and produce a number of film projects including short dramas, documentaries (personal and industrial) and TV commercials. Experimentation is encouraged. Courses in film history, communications, photography, the humanities and social sciences will help support and supplement your creative and aesthetic development. [-]

Advanced Digital Filmmaking Conservatory

Digital Film Academy and Code Immersives
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 USA Hell's Kitchen

Now that you have mastered the foundation technical and artistic elements of digital film making, it is time to take your skills and vision to the next level— a professional production and artistic level. Students learn the latest advanced techniques and industry software. Students will also be taught never shown before methods on how to engage the audience and making sure that they are not passive observers. This is a vital artistic technique developed exclusively by DFA’s Director to help you transform the viewer from just ‘the audience’ to ‘your audience’. [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. Now that you have mastered the foundation technical and artistic elements of digital film making, it is time to take your skills and vision to the next level— a professional production and artistic level. Students learn the latest advanced techniques and industry software. Students will also be taught never shown before methods on how to engage the audience and making sure that they are not passive observers. This is a vital artistic technique developed exclusively by DFA’s Director to help you transform the viewer from just ‘the audience’ to ‘your audience’. Also In this program, students will learn cinematography using RED Cinema cameras. Students will also further their directing skills by learning advanced techniques aimed at effectively manipulating the audience. Filmmakers complete their own film projects from conception to screening. Students receive a Professional Certificate in Advanced Digital Filmmaking. 24-30 hours per week (instruction + labs). Full Time, 900 hours / 50 total credits Prerequisite: Completion of One Year Program or equivalent experience. In order to demonstrate your current experience level, contact our Admissions Department to request a portfolio form which you can complete and return to us for review. Why DFA? Digital Film Academy: On the Leading Edge of Education DFA continues to be innovative and lead the way in digital film and media education. That is why Digital Film Academy is often copied, but never equaled. One-Year Production Membership for Graduates DFA graduates receive a One-Year Production Membership after completing a digital filmmaking program. What does this mean? Continued access to DFA equipment and the facility free of charge! The Membership has been used by alumni to continue their training, shoot their next projects, and begin earning money as independent filmmakers! With the Membership, DFA graduates have a full production company at their fingertips! For more information on the Membership, visit DFA online at www.digitalfilmacademy.com and click on “Membership.” Specializing in Digital Media – 21st Century Technology DFA is the only film school in New York that specializes in 100% digital film and media education. Why is that important? Because unlike other film schools, DFA puts all of its resources and focus into digital film and media programs. If you are interested in digital film or media training, Digital Film Academy is the place to be. State-of-the-Industry Training and Hands-on Programs DFA works with professionals and educators in the industry to create hands-on, immersive programs. Curriculum, equipment, and software is continuously updated and improved to benefit DFA’s students! Whether you are interested in taking a short digital media course to find out if film or digital media is the career choice for you, or a full-time program to gain the necessary skills to begin working in the industry, or whether you need to create a portfolio to apply for a Masters program at a University, DFA has a program to fit your goals, schedule and budget. Students have ample opportunities to work with equipment and to advance their skills by completing digital film projects. Unlimited Lab Time Only DFA has unlimited use of equipment and editing/computer labs during courses. How else can a person become proficient at a technical skill? This is the key to your success and it’s in your hands… so use it! Additional Edit lab time after course completion when you enroll in a Digital Film Academy Filmmaking Program or Digital Media Course, you will receive two to four weeks of additional edit lab time after course completion to finish working on any class projects and to develop your reel. The additional edit lab time during and after your course equals more practice, better proficiency and skill development. Instructors are Professionals DFA instructors are educators and working professionals in the film, television, video and media industry. Instructors provide valuable feedback about the industry and getting employed! DFA is Serious About Your Training As a DFA graduate of a Digital Filmmaking program or workshop, you have the option of re-taking one class or subject. This is one of the many ways DFA supports your training if you experience difficulty grasping a subject or missed a class. DFA can schedule you to audit a class or subject at no extra fee within a future course date. Mentorship & Portfolio Builder “Crew List” is a mentorship program for our students created and developed by the Director of Academic Affairs. New DFA students may receive additional assistance from more experienced DFA students and alumni! DFA graduates continue building their portfolios while staying a part of the DFA community! Continued Support for Graduate’s Career Goals In addition to the One Year Production Membership, DFA supports students career goals by providing students with more opportunities for growth after course completion. DFA graduates receive opportunities to enhance their skills on other DFA student films and projects after graduation! In this creative and technical industry, hands-on training is key. Small Class Sizes DFA limits class sizes to between 10 and 15 students. Most classes average between 6 to 12 students. This means you will have more hands-on time with equipment and more one-on-one time with your instructor. Location DFA is conveniently located just one block from the world famous Times Square entertainment district in New York City. It is the crossroad of the entertainment industry and the best place to learn digital filmmaking and media! [-]

One Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory

Digital Film Academy and Code Immersives
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 USA Hell's Kitchen

The One Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory Program combines practical, hands-on training with the critical theory and foundation that enables beginning level film students to develop into professional filmmakers. Students not only learn the technical elements of film and media production, but as with any conservatory program, a strong emphasis is placed on artistic representation and delivery. Specifically the development of disciplines such as emotional clarity, physical representation and storytelling. <strong>Experience level: no filmmaking experience necessary.</strong> [+]

The One Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory Program combines practical, hands-on training with the critical theory and foundation that enables beginning level film students to develop into professional filmmakers. Students not only learn the technical elements of film and media production, but as with any conservatory program, a strong emphasis is placed on artistic representation and delivery. Specifically the development of disciplines such as emotional clarity, physical representation and storytelling. Experience level: no filmmaking experience necessary. FREE EQUIPMENT ACCESS AFTER GRADUATION DFA graduates are granted a membership - full access to our facilities, equipment and resources all for FREE! Why DFA? Digital Film Academy: On the Leading Edge of Education DFA continues to be innovative and lead the way in digital film and media education. That is why Digital Film Academy is often copied, but never equaled. One-Year Production Membership for Graduates DFA graduates receive a One-Year Production Membership after completing a digital filmmaking program. What does this mean? Continued access to DFA equipment and the facility free of charge! The Membership has been used by alumni to continue their training, shoot their next projects, and begin earning money as independent filmmakers! With the Membership, DFA graduates have a full production company at their fingertips! For more information on the Membership, visit DFA online at www.digitalfilmacademy.com and click on “Membership.” Specializing in Digital Media – 21st Century Technology DFA is the only film school in New York that specializes in 100% digital film and media education. Why is that important? Because unlike other film schools, DFA puts all of its resources and focus into digital film and media programs. If you are interested in digital film or media training, Digital Film Academy is the place to be. State-of-the-Industry Training and Hands-on Programs DFA works with professionals and educators in the industry to create hands-on, immersive programs. Curriculum, equipment, and software is continuously updated and improved to benefit DFA’s students! Whether you are interested in taking a short digital media course to find out if film or digital media is the career choice for you, or a full-time program to gain the necessary skills to begin working in the industry, or whether you need to create a portfolio to apply for a Masters program at a University, DFA has a program to fit your goals, schedule and budget. Students have ample opportunities to work with equipment and to advance their skills by completing digital film projects. Unlimited Lab Time Only DFA has unlimited use of equipment and editing/computer labs during courses. How else can a person become proficient at a technical skill? This is the key to your success and it’s in your hands… so use it! Additional Edit lab time after course completion when you enroll in a Digital Film Academy Filmmaking Program or Digital Media Course, you will receive two to four weeks of additional edit lab time after course completion to finish working on any class projects and to develop your reel. The additional edit lab time during and after your course equals more practice, better proficiency and skill development. Instructors are Professionals DFA instructors are educators and working professionals in the film, television, video and media industry. Instructors provide valuable feedback about the industry and getting employed! DFA is Serious About Your Training As a DFA graduate of a Digital Filmmaking program or workshop, you have the option of re-taking one class or subject. This is one of the many ways DFA supports your training if you experience difficulty grasping a subject or missed a class. DFA can schedule you to audit a class or subject at no extra fee within a future course date. Mentorship & Portfolio Builder “Crew List” is a mentorship program for our students created and developed by the Director of Academic Affairs. New DFA students may receive additional assistance from more experienced DFA students and alumni! DFA graduates continue building their portfolios while staying a part of the DFA community! Continued Support for Graduate’s Career Goals In addition to the One Year Production Membership, DFA supports students career goals by providing students with more opportunities for growth after course completion. DFA graduates receive opportunities to enhance their skills on other DFA student films and projects after graduation! In this creative and technical industry, hands-on training is key. Small Class Sizes DFA limits class sizes to between 10 and 15 students. Most classes average between 6 to 12 students. This means you will have more hands-on time with equipment and more one-on-one time with your instructor. Location DFA is conveniently located just one block from the world famous Times Square entertainment district in New York City. It is the crossroad of the entertainment industry and the best place to learn digital filmmaking and media! [-]

FILM EDITING PROGRAM

The Film Connection
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia Muscle Shoals Santa Barbara Tallahassee Eureka Fort Myers Anchorage Boulder Tampa Los Angeles Jacksonville Fairbanks North Star Denver West Palm Beach Palm Springs Miami Juneau Hartford Daytona Beach San Diego Orlando Jonesboro New Haven San Francisco Panama City Little Rock Norwalk San Jose Pensacola Bakersfield + 28 more

From a certain point of view, the film editor may be the most misunderstood of all film professionals. Often thought of as just a technician, a good film editor is actually more of an artist. It is the job of the editor to sort through many hours of footage provided by the director, and somehow piece together the shots that will best tell the story the director is trying to tell. A good film editor doesn't just find the best shots: he/she knows how to create artistic sequences that keep the audience guessing and wanting more. Needless to say, film editing can make or break a film, which is why good film editors are highly respected in the industry, and even more in high demand. [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. From a certain point of view, the film editor may be the most misunderstood of all film professionals. Often thought of as just a technician, a good film editor is actually more of an artist. It is the job of the editor to sort through many hours of footage provided by the director, and somehow piece together the shots that will best tell the story the director is trying to tell. A good film editor doesn't just find the best shots: he/she knows how to create artistic sequences that keep the audience guessing and wanting more. Needless to say, film editing can make or break a film, which is why good film editors are highly respected in the industry, and even more in high demand. In the Film Connection film editing program, you'll learn both the technical aspect and the storytelling aspect of film editing. As an apprentice (extern), you'll be mentored by a professional editor in a real post-production facility as you learn to use Final Cut Pro and other professional editing software programs, and with our structured course curriculum, you'll also learn how to use those technical skills to tell a good story. THE FILM CONNECTION IS THE REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO LEARN FILMMAKING AND LAUNCH YOUR FILM CAREER WITHOUT TAKING ON CRUSHING AMOUNTS OF DEBT... WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AS AN APPRENTICE OF THIS PROGRAM: LESSON ONE: GETTING STARTED LESSON TWO: THE STORY LESSON ONE: GETTING STARTED LESSON TWO: THE STORY LESSON THREE: THE THREE ACT STRUCTURE AND PLOT POINTS LESSON FOUR: CHARACTER LESSON FIVE: THEME/GENRE LESSON 6: ACTIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS LESSON 7: FORMATTING LESSON 8: DIALOGUE LESSON 9: SYNOPSIS AND TREATMENT LESSON 10: THE SCENE OUTLINE LESSON 11: THE FIRST DRAFT LESSON 12: THE FIRST READ LESSON 13: POLISHING LESSON 14: THE GOOD READ LESSON 15: REWRITING, PART TWO LESSON 16: AGENTS LESSON 17: SELLING YOUR SCRIPT LESSON 18: REWRITING, PART THREE LESSON 19: ON SET/CREDITS/WGA LESSON 20: YOUR CAREER AS A WRITER [-]

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCREENWRITER PROGRAM

The Film Connection
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA New Haven San Francisco Panama City Little Rock Norwalk San Jose Pensacola Bakersfield District of Columbia Muscle Shoals Santa Barbara Tallahassee Eureka Fort Myers Anchorage Boulder Tampa Los Angeles Jacksonville Fairbanks North Star Denver West Palm Beach Palm Springs Miami Juneau Hartford Daytona Beach San Diego Orlando Jonesboro + 28 more

Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, on-the-job and on the set! With locations across the country, the Film Connection Film School can place you as an apprentice (extern) in an established film production company near where you live. You'll be paired with a seasoned film professional who will mentor you one-on-one on all the aspects of directing, producing, editing, cinematography and more. By learning on-the-job, you'll not only get the hands-on experience you need, but you'll also have the chance to make connections and form important working industry relationships you'd never be able to achieve in a classroom. We are the school that gives you the training, the job experience and the insider access you need in order to break into the business. [+]

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCREENWRITER PROGRAM Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, on-the-job and on the set! With locations across the country, the Film Connection Film School can place you as an apprentice (extern) in an established film production company near where you live. You'll be paired with a seasoned film professional who will mentor you one-on-one on all the aspects of directing, producing, editing, cinematography and more. By learning on-the-job, you'll not only get the hands-on experience you need, but you'll also have the chance to make connections and form important working industry relationships you'd never be able to achieve in a classroom. We are the school that gives you the training, the job experience and the insider access you need in order to break into the business. TURN YOUR BEST MOVIE IDEA INTO A TREATMENT, PITCH OR SCREENPLAY! Do you have a brilliant idea for a film or hit TV show, but you have no idea how to go about getting it made? If so, you've come to the right place! With our revolutionary director/producer/screenwriting program, the Film Connection doesn't just teach you the rudiments of working in film—we teach you take your creative ideas and turn them into reality. In addition to your local mentor who teaches you on the set, the Film Connection also pairs you with an established film screenwriter, director, or producer—someone with actual film credits, someone who's been part of movies you know and love. This industry legend will work one-on-one with you to help develop your best idea into a marketable treatment, pitch or screenplay—something you can use to get your foot in the door of Hollywood. This is a highly practical, highly effective approach that can only be accomplished via our mentor-apprentice (extern) learning approach, which is why it's something other film schools can't offer. But there's more: once your film idea has been developed, the Film Connection will arrange for you to fly to Los Angeles to pitch the idea to a real Hollywood film executive—someone who can actually help you get the film or TV show made! This is an opportunity you won't find with any other film school. The Film Connection is endorsed by some of the top names in the industry for one reason: our program works. We don't just teach you the techniques of filmmaking—we leverage our own connections to pair you with a credited filmmaker who can actually help you turn your movie idea into something that can actually get made. THE FILM CONNECTION OFFERS A REVOLUTIONARY WAY FOR YOU TO LEARN FILMMAKING AND BREAK INTO THE INDUSTRY, WITHOUT SADDLING YOU WITH CRIPPLING STUDENT DEBT… WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AS AN APPRENTICE (EXTERN) IN THE DIRECTING/PRODUCING PROGRAM: DIRECTING/SHOOTING: • Shot blocking • Working with Actors • Lighting • Grip and Electric • The Art of the Interview • How to Make Your Day WRITING: • How to Pitch a Movie Professionally • How to Develop an Idea • How to Write a Treatment • Screenwriting PRODUCING: o Budgeting o Financing o Deal Making o Contracts, Permits, Licensing [-]

CINEMATOGRAPHY PROGRAM

The Film Connection
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Denver West Palm Beach Palm Springs Miami Juneau Hartford Daytona Beach San Diego Orlando Jonesboro New Haven San Francisco Panama City Little Rock Norwalk San Jose Pensacola Bakersfield District of Columbia Muscle Shoals Santa Barbara Tallahassee Eureka Fort Myers Anchorage Boulder Tampa Los Angeles Jacksonville Fairbanks North Star + 28 more

Also called the Director of Photography (or DP, for short), the cinematographer is the person who brings the “magic” behind the camera, blending his/her technical knowledge of lighting techniques with the artistic sensibility to compose the best shots for the film. [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. Also called the Director of Photography (or DP, for short), the cinematographer is the person who brings the “magic” behind the camera, blending his/her technical knowledge of lighting techniques with the artistic sensibility to compose the best shots for the film. Working side-by-side with the director from concept to completion, the DP serves as the director's right hand as a partner, confidant and ally through the entire process of the shoot. The director relies on a good cinematographer to help come up with outstanding shots and direct the camera/lighting crew to make every image the best it can be. Needless to say, this job is full of creative possibilities. It is also a position that can make or break a film. As an apprentice (extern) in the Film Connection cinematography program, you will be paired with a working DP who will mentor you one-on-one, teaching you not only the basics of the job, but also the tricks and techniques that come with years of experience. You'll not only learn to work the gear—you'll learn to trust your own artistic eye under the guidance of your mentor. Best of all, by learning on the set, you'll gain the hands-on experience that is absolutely essential to becoming a successful DP. 
 THE FILM CONNECTION OFFERS A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO LEARN FILMMAKING AND BREAK INTO THE BUSINESS WITHOUT TAKING ON TONS OF STUDENT DEBT. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AS AN APPRENTICE OF THIS PROGRAM: Here’s an overview of the curriculum you will be studying as a Film Connection film school student: LESSON 1: RULE OF THIRDS LESSON 2: BASIC LIGHTING LESSON 3: T-STOPS AND F-STOPS LESSON 4: DEPTH OF FRAME LESSON 5: ASPECT RATIO LESSON 6: SHOT SIZES LESSON 7: FRAME RATE LESSON 8: FINAL ASSIGNMENT 1 LESSON 9: FINAL ASSIGNMENT 2 LESSON 10: FINAL ASSIGNMENT 3 [-]

3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive

TheFilmSchool
Campus 3 weeks July 2017 USA Seattle

The 3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive teaches the principles and mechanisms of structure and character, as well as the courage of personal storytelling, through five distinct approaches. [+]

The 3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive is a journey of self-discovery–taught by current industry leaders. This program is designed to help you unleash your unique storytelling voice and give you the tools to take your script from page to screen. A tour de force in screenwriting and directing. Course Description To be a successful in the digital age, writers and filmmakers must not only write exceptional stories, but also understand how to get their story from script to screen.You will experience a deeper connection to the creative part of you as this fast paced diversified program immerses you in character development, story structure, “on your feet” directing and acting, comedy improvisational writing, and the business of the business. At the end of 3 intense weeks you will emerge with a practical understanding of screenwriting, filmmaking, what is necessary to get your story from script to screen and a network of professionals at your fingertips. COURSE DETAILS Many sessions are taught by award winning faculty that are active in the film and television industry. The cost of each session is $2,995. There is a $50 fee to apply. 3-Weeks, 6-days/week. Partial Tuition Assistance is available for those who demonstrate a need. After you are accepted, a $500 deposit will be required to hold your seat. To be a successful in the digital age, writers and filmmakers must not only write exceptional stories, but also understand how to get their story from script to screen. TheFilmSchool’s 3-Week Intensive will give you the tools to take your story to the next level. You will experience a deeper connection to the creative part of you as this fast paced diversified program immerses you in character development, story structure, “on your feet” directing and acting, comedy improvisational writing, gaming story and the business of the business. At the end of 3 intense weeks you will emerge with a practical understanding of screenwriting, filmmaking, what is necessary to get your story from script to screen and a network of professionals at your fingertips. Curriculum Screenwriting & Visual Storytelling Brian McDonald | Award-winning director/writer and lecturer who has worked as a story consultant for both Pixar and Disney Feature Animation. Acting & Directing Tom Skerritt | Award winning actor with over 35 feature films including MASH, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Steel Magnolias, Harold and Maude, and Contact. Producing Stacey Adams | Stacey recently held the position of Vice President of Current Programming at CBS Entertainment. Stacey managed the creative direction of drama and comedy series and oversaw CSI, CSI: Miami, The Big Bang Theory, and Flashpoint. Diana Dotter | Executive Director of TheFilmSchool, Diana has two decades of experience in entertainment media, marketing, and business strategy. Diana co-produced the feature film “Zaytoun”, a special presentation at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, AFI and London Film Festivals. Diana Executive Produced the documentary film “Against All Odds”, comedy pilot “Throw Me A Bone” and co-wrote the web and television series “Staffers”, “Operation Dust” and recently produced two TFS Digital Media Innovation Lab projects “Signs Everywhere” and El Camino Solo” Character Warren Etheredge | Co-founder of TheFilmSchool and Emmy nominee for his show “TheHighBar”, published author, staged playwright, producer and veteran festival curator. Comedy Writing Through Improvisation Stan Wells | Former director of The Groundlings, has coached Conan O’Brian, Lisa Kudrow, Felicia Day, and more. Wells launched The Empty Stage in West LA in ’91 where he directed over six hundred shows a year for more than a decade. Guerrilla Filmmaking Joseph Assi | Joseph was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. He was able to get an education outside the camp due to the full scholarship he was given, until he finished his masters in Cinematography and Science.He taught Editing & Script development at the Academy of Arts & Sciences, Beirut. In 2010 he was chosen to be a main character in a documentary called On the Road in America.After participating in the documentary, he started making documentaries and films in the USA. Learn Story Visualization, Composition & Time-Space Learn Sound & Camera Learn Editing, presentation & Broadcast Platforms Chapters The course will consist of three chapters that are prerequisites for each other. Chapter I – Concept Creation: Understanding the power of “Time-Space continuum”. Understanding the power of “Framing & Composition”. The translation of words to images. Mise en scène. Chapter II – Visual Creation: Thinking like a camera. Sound & Music for film. Available Light & Exposure Chapter III – Finalizing The Creation: Video & Audio Editing. Export, Encode & Upload. Platforms. Introduction to “Websites and Apps” interactive builders [-]

Course - Writing for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

To make it as a professional screenwriter, you must have an absolute command of the craft of storytelling and a deep understanding of the world of film and television. What you [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. To make it as a professional screenwriter, you must have an absolute command of the craft of storytelling and a deep understanding of the world of film and television. What you will learn during the single most intense year of your writing career will transform you from an aspiring writer to a proven writer, ready to compete in today's industry. What You Will Learn Your year in Writing for Film & Television will have you writing everything from feature screenplays and episodic television to sketch comedy, short films, and documentary treatments. What you will learn will allow you build a portfolio of production-ready work and gain the industry savviness needed to launch a career as a professional screenwriter. After Graduation A writing life is just like The Hero's Journey: it's an uphill battle, there are no easy shortcuts, and there are a whole lot of obstacles along the way. But for writers, the story is what matters and the journey is part of the fun. The Writing program at VFS prepares you to hit the ground running: you'll graduate ready for any number of career paths to life as a professional screenwriter. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A 1-page (maximum) synopsis of a feature film or television project that you are passionate about making. Provide the film genre and utilize references to other movies to explain how you would make the film. Explain the concept, vision or idea. In addition provide a minimum of two and maximum of four other creative writing samples in their original form (no more than 20 total pages should be submitted). You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Writing for Film and Television. - A diverse writing and production portfolio. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Makeup Design for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Under the guidance of Stan Edmonds, a respected industry makeup artist, Vancouver Film School's one-year Makeup Design program is truly unparalleled in its approach to the art of light [+]

Under the guidance of Stan Edmonds, a respected industry makeup artist, Vancouver Film School's one-year Makeup Design program is truly unparalleled in its approach to the art of light and colour in storytelling. From big dreams to big realities - VFS offers the only Makeup Design program in the world that combines every aspect of the discipline in one amazingly intense year. Through an immersive study of all facets of makeup including stage makeup, fashion makeup, film and television makeup, and makeup effects, to script breakdown, on-set protocol and digital character design, one year at VFS prepares you to join any production team, day or night. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Limited Seats Available - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A maximum 500 word letter of intent. Successful applicants will be chosen based on their expression of passion, talent (whether it be proven or potential), and commitment. Be encouraged to communicate what you feel best conveys your background, your potential, and why you have a profound desire to attend VFS. - AND - A portfolio that consists of sketches and/or photographs that best illustrate your artistic vision in makeup design (maximum 12 pieces). This can be in the form of a CD, DVD, colour photocopies, sketches, or photographs. Please note that all submissions cannot be returned. Guidelines for letter of intent The VFS Makeup Design Program for Film & Television has only 18 seats available for each start date. Successful applicants will be chosen based on their passion, talent (whether it be proven or potential), and drive. Competition to get into the program will be fierce and world-wide. All applicants are required to submit a maximum 500 word letter of intent on why they feel they should be chosen for one of the 18 seats. We suggest that you make your submission in whatever format you feel best conveys your background, your talent, and why you have a profound desire to attend VFS. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Makeup Design for Film and Television. - A comprehensive portfolio. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Film Production

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Canada Vancouver

To launch a successful film career, you need technique, experience, and a professional network, and Film Production at Vancouver Film School is dedicated to giving you exactly [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. To launch a successful film career, you need technique, experience, and a professional network, and Film Production at Vancouver Film School is dedicated to giving you exactly that. At VFS, you learn from the experts while living and breathing filmmaking for one amazingly intense year. You collaborate, broaden your creative horizons, and zero in on your career. You arrive at VFS as someone who likes to make films - you graduate a filmmaker. One Year of Making Films At VFS, you're immersed in production throughout your year. Right out of the gate, you're leading and crewing films that incorporate increasingly advanced technical demands, and sophisticated short film projects that form the heart of your professional reel. Along with regular workshops and on-set intensives, these films combine to create a body of experience - and a way to apply everything you learn in Film Production. What You Will Learn Nowadays, anybody can get a camera, make a movie, and find a modest audience – it's a great first step. VFS is about taking it to the next level: What you will learn will enable you to be a confident creative professional, an independent filmmaker with the knowledge to prove it. By exploring and then specializing in filmmaking's key creative disciplines, you're ultimately able to step onto any film set and make a difference. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - March 2, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - June 29, 2015 - August 31, 2015 - October 26, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A 1-page (maximum) synopsis of a film project that you are passionate about making. Provide the film genre and utilize references to other movies to explain how you would make the film. Explain the concept, vision or idea. In addition, provide a 1-page (maximum) outline of the story. - OPTIONAL - If you have made a film before, include a VHS copy (NTSC) or DVD copy (to a maximum of 2 films) or a link to the film online. Ensure that you specify your involvement in the film as well as any success it has garnered (e.g. screenings and awards). You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Film Production. - A compilation of your work for your demo reel. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Entertainment Business Management

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Our EBM program produced outstanding graduates and outstanding results. The intensive one-year education enabled students to create award-winning projects, such as Compendium's "Little [+]

Our EBM program produced outstanding graduates and outstanding results. The intensive one-year education enabled students to create award-winning projects, such as Compendium's "Little Mermaid" and “Jabberwock.” The program’s leading-edge business courses meant entry for graduates into the industries of film, television, and game production; marketing and social media; and high-tech business. Yet for graduates of other VFS programs and those already working in industry, leaving a career to pursue a year-long, full-time education in Entertainment Business Management just isn’t a possibility. And this is a source of frustration for many. The entertainment arts industry is changing rapidly—many need to acquire new business and marketing skills quickly to advance careers, launch projects, and start businesses without sacrifice to career, job, or home. A full-time EBM program does not address these needs. In response, VFS will be investigating a brand-new, compressed delivery model of EBM, designed to enable those who need a creative business education to get it, without compromise to their existing careers. This will be the first time in recent years that VFS has considered alternatives to the one-year intensive model. This will be a huge undertaking and we are dedicated to taking the time necessary to create a new model that is of the same high caliber of other VFS programming. Our top priority is, and always will be, our students and making sure that they get the very best educational experience. This means we will be limiting enrolment in the full-time EBM program while we develop this new model. [-]

Course - Acting for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve most often when you're on set. From your very first week in school until the last, you'll be on camera. What You Will Learn Acting is an art of self-discovery. Your craft is based on a close study of relationships, emotions, and actions, and your talent is seen in every gesture you make and every word you speak in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from your year of acting classes at VFS: Your Physical Instrument Every day in Acting starts with a routine physical warm-up that includes exercises, stretches, voice and body work, and improvisation games. Your Relationship with Yourself Your first lessons allow you to shed inhibitions and build your courage to tackle everything from visual effects action stunts to intimate scenes. Your Relationship with Other People Expect your biggest creative breakthroughs to come during this intense and challenging few months full of Film and TV workshops. You, Your Craft & The Business You've got the talent and the know-how - so where's the audition? Your year is completed by the preparation of a professional portfolio as well as a Final Project "Location Shoot". Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - March 2, 2015 Limited Seats Available - May 4, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of VFS Acting Essentials program and an invitation from the Acting Faculty - OR - Demonstrated post-secondary acting experience and a videotaped audition that meets Department standards. Department Standards Auditions may be submitted by either: - VHS (NTSC) - YouTube or similar link - Video posted on personal website Please note that the audition must be specifically created for VFS according to the Content Requirements provided below and must be clearly identified as such. DVDs or VHS videotapes submitted will not be returned. Content Requirements The tape must be a maximum six minutes in length and must be in the following format: - State your name on camera - Demonstrate a contemporary monologue in less than one minute - Demonstrate a short contemporary scene (applicant should be on camera and the reader off camera) in less than one minute - If desired, provide a maximum one-minute demo of a special skill (e.g. singing, dance, physical action, etc.) - Provide answers to the following questions in a maximum of two minutes: Why did you choose your audition pieces? How long have you wanted to act? Who inspired you to want to pursue an acting career? What are your strengths & weaknesses as an actor? If you can't be an actor, what would you choose to be? [-]

Course - Digital Character Animation

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 6 months January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Digital Character Animation is an advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their [+]

Digital Character Animation is an advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their own character-based film. What You Will Learn From concept development to character modeling and animation to production and post-production, what you will learn in this rigorous program will allow you to create your film in just six months. You will learn on Maya - the industry standard software - and will have the opportunity to work with Pixar's Renderman. Character Animation You will spend the majority of the program animating your own film, with face-to-face mentorship from animation industry mentors. Concept Development It all starts with your idea. Modeling Create your 3D character from the skeleton out. Character Setup Rig your character's skeleton, skin, and facial expressions. Rendering Create refined images using Pixar's Renderman. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - June 29, 2015 Program Requirements: - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes life (preferred), or character drawings and 3D computer work (maximum 12 pieces). As this is an advanced program, your 3D work must prove that you currently have sufficient skills to excel in the program. or - Successful completion of the VFS Classical Animation program. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Digital Character Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Classical Animation

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Canada Vancouver

Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding of motion, weight, balance, colour, and design, as well as the discipline and intensity required for studio work, as you take your animated short films from concept all the way to completion. What You Will Learn From character design to 2D animation to using digital tools, what you will learn in Classical Animation will allow you to create two professional-quality short films. Animation & Art To tell a story in animation, you need a full understanding of movement, performance, colour, design, and effects. Storyboarding Creating and interpreting storyboards is a key part of the creative process. Character Design The characters you design put a face on your story: a vital step in creating compelling animation. Flash & Digital Tools Learn Flash while creating a complete short film, as well as digital ink & paint techniques for classically animated films. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements: - Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program. or - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes still-life drawings, life drawings, and character sketches (maximum 12 pieces). You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Classical Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - A traditional art and animation portfolio. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]