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!
If the trailer is any indication, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to be, shall we say, awesome? Opening this Friday, May 2, Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield and Jaime Foxx.
Students from Writing for Film & Television, Acting for Film & Television, Entertainment Business Management, Makeup for Film & Television, and Film Production sat down with Hollywood royalty Jamie Lee Curtis. The legendary actress stopped by VFS on April 9 to offer advice to the next generation of filmmakers. Foundation Visual Art & Design grad and current Writing for Film & Television student Jonathan Willis attended the special event and shares his experience.
Guest Post by Jonathan Willis
Vancouver Film School’s Summer Intensives are back this July!
Get a taste of what VFS is all about in one intense week. Don’t believe us? Why not take a little ‘scroll’ down our list of programs? Take your time. We’ll just wait here with our quinoa burger and sassy beach hat.
The Visual Effects Society (VES) recently announced the winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards, a prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, video games, and more.
RoboCop, a remake of the 1987 action thriller and a reboot of the original series, is in theatres today. Set in 2028, the film starts Joel Kinnaman as the title character.
Grads from 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Film Production, and Sound Design for Visual Media worked on the film, including:
Hugo Brunet Gauvreau, Lead Paint & Roto
Craig Calvert, CG Supervisor/Previs Lead
Elena Topouzoglou, Compositor
Jason Chan, Production Assistant
Alexandra Jastrzembska, Art Department Assistant
Bernardo Six Costa, Sound Utility
Great work, all!
2013 was a remarkable year for the VFS community. We saw our students bring their dreams to life and we watched with pride as our alumni entertained the world, week after week.
In celebration of the hard work and incredible accomplishments of 2013, we are excited to bring you the VFS Year in Review.
We hope you enjoy some of our favourite moments of the last year.