This summer, challenge yourself creatively, and discover new career paths at VFS.

 

This summer, we invite creative students to join us for five-day intensive workshops in Film Production, 3D Animation, Game Design, Acting, Writing, and Makeup Design.

You’ll enhance your technical & creative skillset, craft a powerful portfolio, and try something new in a true studio experience. Our workshops are taught by experienced professionals who are actively working in and shaping the creative media arts industries.

This year, our Summer Intensives will be held in-person (with one exception), allowing you to get the most out of our workshops through face-to-face instruction and feedback on your work.

 

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 4 to July 29, 2022
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST each day
(*unless otherwise indicated)

Location:

In-person
(*unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

Additional Information:

  • Please ensure you provide a valid email address, as all workshop changes will be communicated via email.
  • Schedules will be emailed at least one week before the start of the workshop. You can expect to have lessons with VFS instructors, as well as creative assignments, activities, and independent work, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., approximately.
  • Participation and attendance to each workshop day 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.

Introduction to Animation, Film & Design ($500)

Dates: July 25-29, 2022

 

This five-day workshop will immerse aspiring creatives in an array of modern visual media technologies. You will learn how various media arts disciplines intersect to deliver unforgettable experiences and craft a project for your portfolio.

Led by VFS faculty, each class will feature hands-on, production-based work to give you a sense of what you can expect from a career in the media arts industry. This workshop is tailor-made for anyone who is passionate about pursuing a career in the entertainment arts.

You will:

  • Develop a fundamental skillset in idea generation, character creation, storyboarding, digital filmmaking, 2D design, and sound design.
  • Understand how various media arts disciplines intersect to deliver a powerful, cohesive experience.
  • Create a stunning video project for your portfolio that combines an array of lighting, camera, editing, & sound design techniques.
  • Supplement your training with access to industry-standard Adobe software including Illustrator, Premiere, and After Effects.

Requirements:

  • Headphones
  • A USB storage device (to take your projects home)
  • Notebook & pen OR laptop for notetaking

 

**Sorry, this workshop is now full.**

Join the Wait List

 

Introduction to Animation, Film & Design ($500)

Dates: July 25-29, 2022

This five-day workshop will immerse aspiring creatives in an array of modern visual media technologies. You will learn how various media arts disciplines intersect to deliver unforgettable experiences and craft a project for your portfolio.

Led by VFS faculty, each class will feature hands-on, production-based work to give you a sense of what you can expect from a career in the media arts industry. This workshop is tailor-made for anyone who is passionate about pursuing a career in the entertainment arts.

You will:

  • Develop a fundamental skillset in idea generation, character creation, storyboarding, digital filmmaking, 2D design, and sound design.
  • Understand how various media arts disciplines intersect to deliver a powerful, cohesive experience.
  • Create a stunning video project for your portfolio that combines an array of lighting, camera, editing, & sound design techniques.
  • Supplement your training with access to industry-standard Adobe software including Illustrator, Premiere, and After Effects.

Requirements:

  • Headphones
  • A USB storage device (to take your projects home)
  • Notebook & pen OR laptop for notetaking

**Sorry, this workshop is now full.**

Join the Wait List

 

 

Film Production ($825)

Dates: July 18-22, 2022

 

In this five-day workshop, you will learn how a professional film set runs safely and effectively. Through hands-on exercises led by industry professionals, you will be introduced to the 5 specializations taught in VFS’s full-time Film Production program: Directing, Producing, Production Design, Cinematography, and Post-Production.

Students will perform a variety of roles on-set, shooting a short scene, directing actors and editing the scene to showcase on the final day of the workshops.

You will:

  • Learn the business and politics of the film & TV industry
  • Discover the duties & responsibilities of all key role personnel in pre-production, production, and post-production.
  • Learn proper set protocol & etiquette as well as the workflow of a post-production pipeline.

Requirements:

  • Headphones
  • A USB storage device (to take your projects home)
  • Notebook & pen OR laptop for notetaking

Notes:

  • During Wednesday’s workshop, students should expect to stay until 7pm as this is a filming day.

 

**Sorry, this workshop is now full.**

Join the Wait List

 

Film Production ($825)

Dates: July 18-22, 2022

In this five-day workshop, you will learn how a professional film set runs safely and effectively. Through hands-on exercises led by industry professionals, you will be introduced to the 5 specializations taught in VFS’s full-time Film Production program: Directing, Producing, Production Design, Cinematography, and Post-Production.

Students will perform a variety of roles on-set, shooting a short scene, directing actors and editing the scene to showcase on the final day of the workshops.

You will:

  • Learn the business and politics of the film & TV industry
  • Discover the duties & responsibilities of all key role personnel in pre-production, production, and post-production.
  • Learn proper set protocol & etiquette as well as the workflow of a post-production pipeline.

Requirements:

  • Headphones
  • A USB storage device (to take your projects home)
  • Notebook & pen OR laptop for notetaking

Notes:

  • During Wednesday’s workshop, students should expect to stay until 7pm as this is a filming day.

 

**Sorry, this workshop is now full.**

Join the Wait List

 

 

Game Design ($825)

Dates: July 4-8, 2022

 

Explore a career in the video game industry and discover what it takes to design the next generation of games! This five-day workshop will give you the unique opportunity to step into the role of today’s 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 online game.
  • Begin building your creative portfolio and learn how the #1 Game Design School in Canada (The Princeton Review) can get you industry-ready, hired, & working in just 12 months.

Requirements:

  • Headphones
  • A USB storage device (to take your projects home)
  • Notebook & pen OR laptop for notetaking

 

**Sorry, this workshop is now full.**

Join the Wait List

 

Game Design ($825)

Dates: July 4-8, 2022

Explore a career in the video game industry and discover what it takes to design the next generation of games! This five-day workshop will give you the unique opportunity to step into the role of today’s 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 online game.
  • Begin building your creative portfolio and learn how the #1 Game Design School in Canada (The Princeton Review) can get you industry-ready, hired, & working in just 12 months.

Requirements:

  • Headphones
  • A USB storage device (to take your projects home)
  • Notebook & pen OR laptop for notetaking

 

**Sorry, this workshop is now full.**

Join the Wait List

 

 

Acting for Film & Television ($500)

Dates: July 11-15, 2022

 

This comprehensive five-day workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of acting for film and television. Taught by industry professionals, this workshop will lay the groundwork for you to pursue VFS’s full-time Acting for Film & Television program.

You will:

  • Learn essential acting techniques, from using your voice & body as a core instrument of play to vital audition techniques.
  • Discover the necessary steps in successfully approaching text to create exciting & unique characters.
  • Learn how actors interact on a professional film set.
  • Film a short scene that synthesizes everything you’ve learned.

Requirements:

  • Comfortable clothes, with no jewelry and minimal makeup only

Language requirements:

  • All participants are required to speak and write in English at an acceptable level.
  • You will need to understand technical terms and be conversant in English to participate in the workshop’s presentations and in-depth discussions.
  • We recommend an IELTS Band 6.0 – Academic level or equivalent.

 

**Sorry, this workshop is now full.**

Join the Wait List

 

Acting for Film & Television ($500)

Dates: July 11-15, 2022

This comprehensive five-day workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of acting for film and television. Taught by industry professionals, this workshop will lay the groundwork for you to pursue VFS’s full-time Acting for Film & Television program.

You will:

  • Learn essential acting techniques, from using your voice & body as a core instrument of play to vital audition techniques.
  • Discover the necessary steps in successfully approaching text to create exciting & unique characters.
  • Learn how actors interact on a professional film set.
  • Film a short scene that synthesizes everything you’ve learned.

Requirements:

  • Comfortable clothes, with no jewelry and minimal makeup only

Language requirements:

  • All participants are required to speak and write in English at an acceptable level.
  • You will need to understand technical terms and be conversant in English to participate in the workshop’s presentations and in-depth discussions.
  • We recommend an IELTS Band 6.0 – Academic level or equivalent.

 

**Sorry, this workshop is now full.**

Join the Wait List

 

 

 

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