A Mother’s View of a Daughter’s Triumph

Janet Walmsley is the mother of Jenny Story, a VFS Classical Animation and Digital Character Animation grad. Janet has recently penned a book, “The Autistic Author and Animator” (launching in May) about her daughter’s struggle with autism and the impact it had on her educational journey. The short version is that of triumph for Jenny in the pursuit of her dream to become an animator. And if we can take one thing from her story it’s this: you are the architect of your future.

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Gastown Movie Magic

Gastown is a movie-making hub; a beautiful backdrop for television, films, and our very own school. If you’ve never experienced the unique architecture, shops, and culture of this area before, don’t sweat it! Next week we will be uploading a new image every day of spots in and around VFS that have been transformed into some of our favourite sets on screen.

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The Most Anticipated TV of 2015 & Why it Matters to Writers

As we near the end of January, television is exploding with premieres and announcements of new shows in development. With so much to choose from, we asked regular contributor and Film Production grad Mohamad El Masri to give us his top picks for the 2015 television season — old and new. Take a look at his guide and tell us what you’ll be watching, won’t be watching, and what you wish you were watching.

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Don’t Miss the Magic at These VFS Info Sessions Near You

VFS Results are Magical

VFS is heading to select North American cities to meet talented and promising artists. We’re looking for people just like you – passionate animators, designers, writers, filmmakers, and actors who are ready to dedicate one year to discovering and refining their skills.

The real-world results of a VFS education are nothing short of magic. In 2014 alone, VFS grads contributed to 19 of the year’s top 20 films, 3D Animation & Visual Effects grad Lino Di Salvo was Disney’s Head of Animation for the Oscar-winning Frozen, and 75 VFS students and alumni collaborated in the production of the upcoming feature-length film, Charlotte’s Song.

See how the massive effort you put into building real-world skills as a VFS student can turn into a rewarding industry career.

Be sure to click on your city to save your seat!

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Makeup Grad Ready to “Face Off” in Season 8 Premiere!

Photo Credit: Face Off SyFy Website

Season 8 of Face Off, SyFy Channel’s highest rated unscripted series, premieres tonight and we have a very special reason to tune in and watch! Makeup for Film & Television grad Darla Edin is a contestant, putting her skills to great use in a variety of exciting challenges each week. With famous guest judges like actor Josh Hutchinson (Peeta in Hunger Games), and special effects wizard Rick Baker (Planet of the Apes, Men in Black), this season will be an incredible ride.

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Acting Students at Academie Duello

Instructor David McCormick guides students in an exercise with the staff.

If you’ve ever walked down West Hastings, chances are you’ve noticed Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay. With large windows at the street level, the beautiful studio is on full display and there are always a healthy number of classes in session. It’s hard to suppress the urge to strap on medieval gear and jump in, but thankfully for the Acting for
Film & Television
students at Vancouver Film School, they didn’t have to!

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2014: Hard Work Brings Results

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin

From the beginning, Vancouver Film School has been a place where passion meets commitment, and not just to the year, but to a creative future. Life beyond is a sweet pursuit, carved by the students’ own hands and theirs to discover. Is there anything more satisfying than that? For us, it’s watching it all transpire.

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