Join us in-person over Spring Break for a series of two-day workshops exploring the creative industries!

 

Creative Break features two-day workshops led by experienced professionals in Film Production, Animation, Acting, Digital Design, Makeup, and Sound Design. You will learn about B.C.’s booming creative economy and discover how VFS’s accelerated one-year education model can fast-track your career in the industry.

Cost:

$200-$225 per workshop (see below for individual prices)

Location:

In-person, on campus

Dates:

March 13-14, 15-16 & 20-21, 2023
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST each day
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST (Acting workshop only)
Note: For Acting workshop, 1-4 p.m. will be independent work.

Registration Deadline:

March 6, 2023 (or until seats are filled)

**Students must confirm they are 15 to 18 years old at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.

 

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

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

Film Production | Cinematic Storytelling

What does baking a cake and making a film have in common? It requires a “recipe”. But instead of flour, butter, eggs and sugar – it takes story, acting, lighting, directing, camera, and much more to make a movie. This intensive, hands-on workshop will teach you the basics of cinematic storytelling and give you a taste of VFS’s one-year Film Production program.

 

Dates: March 13-14, 2023

Cost: $225

Location: In-person, on campus

Register

 

Animation & Visual Effects | Visual Effects for Film

Have you ever wondered how filmmakers create the visual effects and environments for Star Wars, or Game of Thrones? Are you interested in harnessing both your technical and creative skills into a highly sought-after career? Join us for a two-day intensive workshop led by industry professionals to learn firsthand how they create these spectacular images. Starting with a brief introduction of behind-the-scenes breakdowns, you will gain experience using professional quality assets and software to key & composite into a final scene.

 

Dates: March 15-16, 2023

Cost: $200

Location: In-person, on campus

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Makeup for Stage & Screen | From Trauma to Tattoos 1

In this workshop, you will create painted skulls to better understand facial anatomy and the principles of highlight & shadow. Then, you will learn to create tattoo transfers – designed by yourself! You’ll also learn about and apply various injury makeups: blood, bruises, cuts, and black eyes. And finally, you will apply & colour the tattoos you designed.

 

Dates: March 15-16, 2023

Cost: $225

Location: In-person, on campus

Register

 

Acting | How to Nail Your Self-Taped Camera Audition

The film and TV casting process now relies on self-taped auditions. Join VFS faculty and industry professionals to learn how to put your best take forward in this workshop, giving you a compact introduction to the basic guidelines for submitting an online audition from home. Make the creative and technical choices that can propel the self-taped audition from good to great. We will guide you through the audition process, give you feedback on your audition, and answer any questions you may have about what it takes to become a working actor in Vancouver.

 

Dates: March 20-21, 2023

Cost: $200

Location: In-person, on campus

Register

 

Foundation | Visual Art & Design Fundamentals

Do you wish your creative projects could be a true representation of your awesome ideas? Unlock your creative potential in a workshop that begins by introducing proven tools to help you move past the fear that might be blocking you. Take those ideas into sketches and artwork, digitize with powerful design software to add colour, texture, & typography, and turn your art into a video representing how fearlessly creative you truly are.

Requirements (on campus):

  • Headphones with a standard headphone jack (Bluetooth will not work)

 

Dates: March 20-21, 2023

Cost: $200

Location: In-person, on campus

Register

 

Classical Animation

Does the limitless creative potential of animation inspire you? Do you understand that the technology of animation is constantly evolving, but that the principles of creating unforgettable characters and engaging journeys remain stronger than ever? We have just the workshop for you. Delve into the fundamentals of drawing, animating, and basic art direction in this two-day workshop.

***CANCELLED***

Film Production | Film Editing & Post-Production

Although the director & actors’ jobs may be done when a production wraps, this is truly when the unseen creative heroes of filmmaking get to shine. Editing, sound design, visual effects – they all play a pivotal role in the movie magic that is editing & post-production. In this workshop, post-production industry professionals will teach you all that goes into putting the finishing touches on a film.

Requirements:

  • Headphones with a standard headphone jack (Bluetooth will not work)

 

Dates: March 15-16, 2023

Cost: $225

Location: In-person, on campus

Register

 

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