Vancouver Film Schools

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  1. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything about (or better yet, attended) the Pacific Audio Visual Institute. I'm thinking of applying for their Film & Digital Arts course in the fall and would like any info anyone has. Thanks :)
  2. dooku-ca-choo Jedi Knight

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    Sorry dude, I know nothing of such a place. Not really that surprising, I know nothing about a great many things. However, I think there are a couple of local videophiles who may be able to help you, with a little cattle-prodding.
  3. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    Thanks.

    I'd appreciate any info anyone has on ANY film schools in Vancouver, as I'd prefer to go there than Toronto :p
  4. SquallLeonhart Jedi Knight

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    Cattle Prod acknowledged.

    I'm currently finishing up the iFilm program at the Art Institute. I'm not in much of a postition to comment on their current program, as I'm a remnant of the old CDIS program, but it's at least worth taking a look.
    The Art Institute

    PM me if you have any more specific questions
  5. dooku-ca-choo Jedi Knight

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    O:)

    [wild_karrde]: "... I'd prefer to go there than Toronto"

    Well, who wouldn't?
  6. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    ;)


    Thanks for the feedback. I'm also interested in Simon Fraser's program. Has anyone heard anything about it?
  7. wild_karrde Chosen One

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  8. _Derisa_Ollamhin_ Force Ghost

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    I'll look into the Victoria one for you, wild_karrde: it's a small town, there should be someone in my circle of friends who knows someone who knows something. (And we'd *love* to have you here near the Base!)

    I'll ask re: Vancouver's programmes too. :) Will post results of personal Circle of Friend's survey as soon as I get 'em. :)


    *Derisa*
  9. wild_karrde Chosen One

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  10. VancouverDGillies Jedi Padawan

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    The Art Institute of Vancouver's Burnaby campus is awesome. I go there now, in the middle of second semester, with classmate clee94, hehe.
  11. 1858parker Jedi Padawan

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    film school is a waste of money, you learn more working on set or interning than at a school.

    just go to cineworks.ca and you'll can establish good links there.

    and I don't buy that crap its about meeting people. You can go and meet people by working on a real set and at half the cost

    take my warning now!!!!!
  12. VancouverDGillies Jedi Padawan

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    clearly you haven't seen the courses at AI Vancouver then parker, they teach way more than you'll learn on a set because it covers EVERY aspect of work, where as while you're on set you'll be focused on one thing.
    Currently I have a writing class, a location audio class, a production/legal/business class, a live broadcast class, and a cinematography class, at least until the end of the semester. And a major advantage over working on a set: You can actually make stuff you WANT to make. The school provides the latest in equipment and willing crew in the form of classmates, plus connections through the faculty (including a secret deal with lions gate studios that I won't get into because it basically singles out another local film school as being terrible :p)
  13. _Derisa_Ollamhin_ Force Ghost

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    Sweet! Thanks for the info!


    *Derisa*
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