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Film production courses in one of the best schools in the world - VFS


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Film production courses in one of the best schools in the world - VFS

One of the first, oldest courses in the renowned Vancouver Film School Academy - taught since 1987 - will help students from all over the world to master the prestigious, highly paid, sought-after modern profession. The program "Film production" will acquaint you with all subtleties of director's, cameraman and producer's work, will give skills of post-production and will open a door to the wonderful world of the big cinema.

The annual program effectively combines theory and practice - students will work on all aspects and subjects of film production:

  • local shooting (up to 6 actors)
  • full-scale studio production (a selection of specializations is available)
  • copyright and mass cinema
  • sound recording and editing
  • work in the shooting pavilions, the correct alignment of scenes and mise-en-scene
  • timing, time management
  • makeup for movies and TV
  • special effects
  • assembly of finished material
  • Scriptwriting, Creative Writing
  • directing techniques, the difference in approaches, specific techniques.

Supervises the program Ted Jones, who has over 30 years of work in the film industry and on TV - he gathered around him a team of professional, experienced, well-known professionals who are ready to transfer their experience and knowledge to the younger generation.

Students will work with innovative, state-of-the-art technology, which is used at the best cinematographic sites in the world:

  • Cameras SONY FS7 HD and SONY HD F3, ARRIFLEX SUPER 16
  • SACHTLER Panoramic Heads
  • Lenses CARL ZEISS COMPACT PRIME
  • Lighting systems 1.2K HMI PAR
  • Special operator crane INTEL-A-JIB CRANE
  • Professional Digital Recorder 702T
  • Programs ADOBE CC CREATIVE CLOUD, FINAL DRAFT, AVID MEDIA COMPOSER, MOVIE MAGIC and others.

In the second half of the course, students can choose the most attractive specialization for themselves - the producer, the director, the cameraman, the production designer - and work on the final project in the chosen key.

Many graduates of VFS courses have already become popular, popular and highly paid specialists:

  • Kevin Smith, producer ("Clerks", "Comedies")
  • David Klein, production director ("True Blood")
  • Scott Mosier, producer ("In pursuit of Amy")
  • Justin Bergler, the first assistant cameraman ("The Land of the Future")
  • Marisi Almas, director ("Be a Man")
  • Neil Kopp, producer ("Old Joy")
  • Karen Trubetskoy, Executive Producer (Reading Thought)
  • Jean Flor, artistic director (project Carly Rae Jepsen).

Information for the entrants:

  • Duration: 1 year. Weekly - 40 hours of work with the teacher and up to 20 hours of practical training
  • Beginning of studies: January, March, May, June, August, October (for exact dates, please contact your manager)
  • More than 12 major events every year
  • Up to 15 mentions in the films of every successful student
  • Each student who graduated from the program receives a prestigious diploma ("Film Production"), a professional demo video + access to a unique VFS vacancy fair.

Applicants are recommended to prepare for the selection committee a trial work: a description of your own film and the synopsis of the story (no more than 1 page), you can specify as examples other films and genres, the work of your favorite directors.

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