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.
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.
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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!
“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.
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.