Online Summer Intensives: Five days. Industry mentors. Access to VFS software and tools.

 

This summer join VFS, a globally recognized creative school. Enhance your technical skillset, build a powerful creative portfolio, and gain exclusive access to VFS’s industry-standard software and tools. Whether in animation, writing, video game development, or acting, you will work with professional teachers and mentors living and working in the creative arts industry.

 

Cost:

Price varies per workshop – see specific workshops below for prices.

Combine & save: Get $50 off when you take two or more intensives.

Dates:

July 5 to July 30, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST each day
(*unless otherwise indicated)

Location:

Online

 

 

Additional Information:

  • Please ensure you provide a valid email address, as any course changes will be communicated via email.
  • Schedules will be emailed at least one week before the start of the course. You can expect to have online live sessions with VFS instructors, as well as creative assignments, activities, and independent work, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., approximately (*except for Acting for Film & Television, which is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
  • Participation and attendance to all live online sessions is required.

 

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

If you have any questions, please contact: industryworkshops@vfs.com

 

Requirements

  • Applicants must be 16 years old at start of intensives.
  • Language requirement: Intermediate-level English (minimum requirement of IELTS 4.5).
  • See each course for specific requirements for online learning.

3D Animation & Visual Effects ($825)

Dates: July 26-30, 2021

 

This intensive week will focus on Maya and Nuke as industry-standard software used in animation projects.

You will be able to log into our virtual campus portal and have full access to our animation software. You don’t need to have a powerful computer as you will be able to access Maya and Nuke remotely for one week. Work on your take-home projects any time during this intensive week and at your own speed.

You will:

  • Get direct production experience with animation techniques, including foundational exercises for the entire medium.
  • Learn pose and form while creating a 3D model and use modern 3D tools to animate objects.

Requirements:

  • Computer with dual-monitor (recommended), microphone, and camera
  • Stable internet connection (wired connection recommended)

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

 

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

3D Animation & Visual Effects ($825)

Dates: July 26-30, 2021

This intensive week will focus on Maya and Nuke as industry-standard software used in animation projects.

You will be able to log into our virtual campus portal and have full access to our animation software. You don’t need to have a powerful computer as you will be able to access Maya and Nuke remotely for one week. Work on your take-home projects any time during this intensive week and at your own speed.

You will:

  • Get direct production experience with animation techniques, including foundational exercises for the entire medium.
  • Learn pose and form while creating a 3D model and use modern 3D tools to animate objects.

Requirements:

  • Computer with dual-monitor (recommended), microphone, and camera
  • Stable internet connection (wired connection recommended)

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

 

Writing for Film & Television ($825)

Dates: July 12-16, 2021

 

In this five-day intensive, you will discover the essential components of successful screenwriting through lectures, workshops, and writing assignments.

Guided by working screenwriters, you will:

  • Learn about character, dialogue, and story.
  • Understand screenwriting from an entertainment business perspective — from pitching to selling and script analysis.
  • Explore how these elements combine to create effective stories and career paths.
  • Complete your own short film script and see your words come to life as, on the final day, each script will be performed in a cold reading.

Requirements:

  • Computer with dual-monitor (recommended), microphone, and camera
  • Stable internet connection (wired connection recommended)
  • DramaQueen scriptwriting software (free to download here)

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

 

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

Writing for Film & Television ($825)

Dates: July 12-16, 2021

In this five-day intensive, you will discover the essential components of successful screenwriting through lectures, workshops, and writing assignments.

Guided by working screenwriters, you will:

  • Learn about character, dialogue, and story.
  • Understand screenwriting from an entertainment business perspective — from pitching to selling and script analysis.
  • Explore how these elements combine to create effective stories and career paths.
  • Complete your own short film script and see your words come to life as, on the final day, each script will be performed in a cold reading.

Requirements:

  • Computer with dual-monitor (recommended), microphone, and camera
  • Stable internet connection (wired connection recommended)
  • DramaQueen scriptwriting software (free to download here)

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

 

Game Design ($825)

Dates: July 5-9, 2021

 

Intended for those who want to explore a career in the game industry, this five-day course will give you a unique opportunity to experience the dynamic role of a game designer.

You will:

  • Explore the game development process from concept to completion, and get direct production experience in game art, level design, storytelling, and programming software.
  • Bring characters to life in Unity and explore game development by prototyping your very own game.
  • Begin building a dynamic content and better understand the one-year Game Design program at VFS.

Requirements:

  • Computer with dual-monitor (recommended), microphone, and camera
  • Stable internet connection (wired connection recommended)

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

 

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

Game Design ($825)

Dates: July 5-9, 2021

Intended for those who want to explore a career in the game industry, this five-day course will give you a unique opportunity to experience the dynamic role of a game designer.

You will:

  • Explore the game development process from concept to completion, and get direct production experience in game art, level design, storytelling, and programming software.
  • Bring characters to life in Unity and explore game development by prototyping your very own game.
  • Begin building a dynamic content and better understand the one-year Game Design program at VFS.

Requirements:

  • Computer with dual-monitor (recommended), microphone, and camera
  • Stable internet connection (wired connection recommended)

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

 

Acting for Film & Television ($400)

Dates: July 12-16, 2021 (*10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST)

 

In this intensive, you will be introduced to the world of acting for film and TV, from the basics of using your voice and body freely as a core instrument of play, to the vital steps of how to approach text to create exciting and unique characters. Participate in interactive zoom sessions each morning with our industry acting faculty to guide you into these first important steps of actor training.

On Monday through Thursday afternoons, you will have asynchronous work to prepare and share that will give you opportunities to slate, self-tape, and create audition scenes on camera.   You will also learn helpful camera techniques as well as the necessary skills to make a quality self-tape, currently the go-to method for all Film & TV casting.

Throughout the week, our faculty will give you valuable feedback on your acting/audition scene work. The week will end with a guest Q&A to celebrate your work and answer any questions about VFS training and what it takes to become a working actor in Vancouver.

Requirements:

  • Computer with camera and microphone
  • Stable Internet connection (wired connection recommended)
  • Additional phone camera or camera device
  • A quiet space to shoot your audition scenes

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

 

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

Acting for Film & Television ($400)

Dates: July 12-16, 2021 (*10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST)

In this intensive, you will be introduced to the world of acting for film and TV, from the basics of using your voice and body freely as a core instrument of play, to the vital steps of how to approach text to create exciting and unique characters. Participate in interactive zoom sessions each morning with our industry acting faculty to guide you into these first important steps of actor training.

On Monday through Thursday afternoons, you will have asynchronous work to prepare and share that will give you opportunities to slate, self-tape, and create audition scenes on camera.   You will also learn helpful camera techniques as well as the necessary skills to make a quality self-tape, currently the go-to method for all Film & TV casting.

Throughout the week, our faculty will give you valuable feedback on your acting/audition scene work. The week will end with a guest Q&A to celebrate your work and answer any questions about VFS training and what it takes to become a working actor in Vancouver.

Requirements:

  • Computer with camera and microphone
  • Stable Internet connection (wired connection recommended)
  • Additional phone camera or camera device
  • A quiet space to shoot your audition scenes

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

 

Introduction to Animation, Film & Design ($500)

Dates: July 12-16, 2021

 

Explore your creativity in this five-day intensive, taking a direct training approach to modern visual media technologies. We designed this course for students who are passionate about the entertainment arts, but have not yet chosen a specific career path. Our instructors will guide you through numerous creative challenges to help you push yourself creatively, expand your skills, and discover your hidden talents.

You will:

  • Explore fundamental skills in storytelling, storyboarding, character creation, and photo manipulation.
  • Understand how various media arts disciplines intersect to deliver a powerful, cohesive experience.
  • Use lighting and camera techniques to make a miniature world seem real in a short digital film.
  • Finesse your project with editing techniques and by adding visual effects and basic sound design.
  • Get access to and train on industry standard tools including Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects.

Requirements:

  • Computer with dual-monitor (recommended), microphone, and web camera (optional)
  • Stable internet connection (wired connection recommended)
  • A mobile device with a good quality camera and Adobe Rush installed (free to download here)
  • Paper, pencils, crayons, ruler, printer
  • DramaQueen scriptwriting software (free to download here)

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

 

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

Introduction to Animation, Film & Design ($500)

Dates: July 12-16, 2021

Explore your creativity in this five-day intensive, taking a direct training approach to modern visual media technologies. We designed this course for students who are passionate about the entertainment arts, but have not yet chosen a specific career path. Our instructors will guide you through numerous creative challenges to help you push yourself creatively, expand your skills, and discover your hidden talents.

You will:

  • Explore fundamental skills in storytelling, storyboarding, character creation, and photo manipulation.
  • Understand how various media arts disciplines intersect to deliver a powerful, cohesive experience.
  • Use lighting and camera techniques to make a miniature world seem real in a short digital film.
  • Finesse your project with editing techniques and by adding visual effects and basic sound design.
  • Get access to and train on industry standard tools including Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects.

Requirements:

  • Computer with dual-monitor (recommended), microphone, and web camera (optional)
  • Stable internet connection (wired connection recommended)
  • A mobile device with a good quality camera and Adobe Rush installed (free to download here)
  • Paper, pencils, crayons, ruler, printer
  • DramaQueen scriptwriting software (free to download here)

Note: Any additional software requirements will be communicated via email.

** Sorry, the registration is now closed. **

 

 

 

We’re continually improving our curriculum to enhance your experience at VFS. Please note that the content below may be subject to minor curriculum changes.

 

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