Last Christmas, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug left us with one big, fiery cliffhanger. Well, the torture is finally over! The second and final instalment of the series—The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies—has opened and we have some grads from Digital Character Animation, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, and Foundation Visual Art & Design to thank for the epic conclusion:
Recollection, a first-person puzzle game with shooter elements, was developed as a final project by Game Design and Programming for Games, Web & Mobile students. The impressive team includes: Hugo Moraleida, Hugo Lindsay, Sandra Gersenowies Jasso, Daniel (Dani) Kogan, Tyler Thomson, and Felipe Caravelli Oliveira. It’s fair to say that developing an original game takes an extraordinary amount of talent and patience, but what does the creative process look like? To get an idea, we asked Dani some questions about Recollection and the collaborative nature of the project. Here’s what he had to say:
Tickets are now on sale for the 1st annual Vancouver Turkish Film Festival (VTFF) held at the Vancity Theatre. Founded by Film Production grads Hakan Burcuoglu (Festival Director) and Eylem Sonmez (VTFF President), this festival features the very best in Turkish cinema and with fourteen films screening, this is a great opportunity for film enthusiasts to indulge. We had a chance to speak with Hakan about the inspiration behind the festival, what it took to get it off the ground, and the impressive lineup. Here’s what he had to say:
Follow me and you will be free. Stay and you will perish.
It’s hard to believe that The Ten Commandments was originally released fifty eight years ago. Now, Christian Bale takes on the role of Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings directed by Ridley Scott. Love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure: there’s an embarrassment of beautiful CGI riches on display!
When we heard about the web series All My Pants from Writing for Film & Television grads Dan Christensen and Shelley Stein-Wotten, we were instantly hooked. This hilarious take on the soap opera style features a cast of pant characters and it seams we’re not the only ones who find it funny. This talented Vancouver Film School crew, comprised of VFS students and grads, recently found out they were accepted into the LA Webfest and with a whack of award nominations, too. Yes, this closet is full with: Outstanding Student Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Series Premise, and Outstanding Score — congrats!
Before writing Television on the Wild Wild Web: How To Blaze Your Own Trail (receiving rave reviews on Amazon!), Marx Pyle was studying Film Production at Vancouver Film School. His interest in web series began shortly after graduating from VFS and he has since produced many of his own. Given his experience in the medium, and the extensive research he did for his book, we thought he would be the perfect person to compile some useful tips for us about the popular crowdfunding model. Take a look at his top 5 sites and let us know which one works best for you!
“And remember, something chases you, run.”
An early release of the Jurassic World trailer has generated a lot of buzz since yesterday. Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, this film promises tons of action, suspense, and, of course, dinosaurs. We’re happy to report that Vancouver Film School grads from 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Entertainment Business Management, and Film Production were involved in bringing this classic to life.