Zombie Makeup Tutorial!

Can you believe that Halloween is only a few days away? To celebrate, we felt like doing something festive and educational for our readers. What’s festive and educational, you ask? Well, we asked Makeup for Film & Television students Denean Dale and Madison Mah to create an original Halloween look for us. They came up with a terrifying zombie creation (see above) and we filmed the entire creation process!

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Film Production Students Set to Make “Voskhod”

A team of Film Production students are working together to make an original film called Voskhod  for their final thesis project. An ambitious undertaking, the film will showcase the skills they’ve learned while studying at VFS. The team includes: Caitlin Morrison (Producer), Ivan Stepanov (Director), Bill Moldt (Writer/Director of Photography), Kevin Horan (Editor/Dolly Grip), Jeannette Moesgen (1st AD), Zachary Richardson (Production Designer), and Julian Dewies (1st AC/Assistant Editor).

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The Renaissance of 2D Animation

Much to our chagrin, 2D Animation is less and less common these days. Once a dominate force in the world of animation, classics like Aladdin, Lion King, and The Little Mermaid have been replaced by 3D monster hits (CoughPixarCough). But is it too late for a 2D resurgence? The quick answer is: no. Well, not if Disney veteran James Lopez has anything do with it. Luckily, he does have something to do with it!

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Let us be Thankful for Turkey and Walking Dead

 

It’s true; Canadians have a lot to celebrate this weekend. In the spirit of the holiday, we wrote a short list of the things we are thankful for:

  1. The opportunity to be thankful
  2. Spending time with family and friends
  3. Gourds
  4. Turkey
  5. Cranberry sauce and the fact that cranberries are really, really good for you
  6. Pumpkin pie
  7. The whipped cream on pumpkin pie
  8. WALKING DEAD SEASON 5 PREMIERE

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Charlotte’s Song

Built from the VFS Compendium IV: Psycho Princess series, Charlotte’s Song is a feature-length film from VFS grad Lindsey Mann and her producing partner Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin. Made alongside a team of 75 VFS students and alumni (yay!), this film really is a home-grown production and stars Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits) and Katelyn Mager (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters).

Check out the impressive trailer!

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Shanghai-Vancouver Film School Opening Ceremony

Follow Your Dreams

On Monday, after an exhilarating couple of months we celebrated the opening of Shanghai-Vancouver Film School with its official, red-carpet ceremony. The extravagant, televised event, woven around the theme “Follow Your Dreams,” reflected the excitement at VFS and the University of Shanghai, and the importance of this project for Shanghai’s film industry. Political representatives from the Shanghai municipal government and Canada’s Consul General, Rick Savone, were there to celebrate the opening and hear welcome speeches from James Griffin, president of VFS, and Mr. Luo, president of the University of Shanghai.

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