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.