For Beatriz Brenes, winning a Vancouver Film School My Year Scholarship gave her permission to embrace her passion for acting and focus on the craft full time. Now in her fourth term in the Acting for Film & Television program, she reflects on her time before it all started and how she has grown into the artist she is today. It’s all about saying yes, being brave, and never giving up.
Woody Allen famously said, “80% of success is showing up.” This October, we’re giving you a chance to get 80% of the job done.
For those of you who have been waiting to see inside the world of male stripping, the wait is over.
CBC ComedyCoup has launched a competition for comedy creators. The grand prize is $500K in production financing and a primetime television special on CBC! Applications close September 21, 2014.
Saying Goodbye is Never Easy
It’s hard to believe that the 2014 Summer Intensives have officially wrapped for yet another year. Exciting, fast-paced, and a whole lot of fun, these Intensives are designed to challenge students in a unique way. We were amazed by the collection of talent on campus this year — way to go!
When HBO’s True Detective premiered on January 12, 2014, it hit audiences like a ton of bricks. This limited series (eight in total) was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. By unifying the creator/writer with one director, the whole thing felt like your new favourite film, except you got to live in the world for so much longer. The narrative, style and tone were air-tight and mind blowingly awesome. Poetic, gritty, raw . . . okay, we’ll stop now.
Dive into a world of creativity! C’mon, you know you want to . . .
From June 4, 2014, to August 23, 2015, you can check out Frame X Frame: Animated Film at the National Film Board (NFB) presented at Quebec City’s Musée de la civilisation. This exhibit is in place to honour the NFB and the 75 incredible years they have contributed to the advancement and promotion of homegrown films and filmmakers.
Today, we want to celebrate the creative process. Why? Because it’s complicated, frustrating, fragile, beautiful, and there’s a whole lot of it going on at Vancouver Film School every single day.
The talented team at BRIKK have it SO right with their video The Story of a Story. This animated short was made in honour of their passion for filmmaking — watch and see!
3D Animation & Visual Effects grad John Warner always wanted to create atmospheric games that were a little different. With the help of Acting for Film & Television grad Caleb Allard, he accomplished just that. ”Game development is an interesting balance of creativity and technical strategy, ” says John. ”Being able to create and come up with ideas is one thing, but you’ve also got to have a feasible strategy for making them work and making them fun.”
Acting for Film & Television grad Rose Marziale has been just a little bit busy recently. Her short film “It Remains” will be screened next week at the 17th annual Dances with Films Festival, one of the highest-attended film festivals in Southern California. Rose and her best friend, Kent Boyd (So You Think You Can Dance Season 7 runner up), used Kickstarter to fund their passion project and raised almost double the proposed amount. Pretty impressive, no? ”It Remains” combines dance, music, and film to tell a universal love story.
We had a chance to speak with Rose about her time at VFS and what’s coming up next. Check it out!