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VFS Summer Intensives: Film Production July 15 – 19, 2024

This summer, challenge yourself creatively, and discover new career paths at VFS.
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In this one-week course, you will learn how a professional film set runs safely and effectively. Through instructor led hands-on exercises, you will be introduced to the 5 key disciplines taught in the Vancouver Film School’s Film Production course: Directing, Producing, Production Design, Cinematography, and Post-Production. Students will take roles on a set in order to direct actors and shoot a short scene which will then be edited and showcased on the final day. Major topics in this week will include the business and politics of the Film & TV industry, the duties of all key role personnel in pre-production, production, and post-production. An emphasis on proper set protocol and etiquette as well as post production work flow will provide a running theme of the course.

Note: On the Wednesday, students should expect to stay until 7pm as it’s a filming day.

Course Details:

Dates: July 15 – 19, 2024

Location: In-person, on campus

  • Day 1 – you will be required to come to campus at 8:30am due to Welcome Orientation.
  • Day 3 (Wednesday) – Your day will be 9am-5pm *wear closed-shoes.
  • Day 4 – you will be required to come to campus at 8:30am due to IT Orientation.

(General Schedule time 9am-4pm other then the advised above)

What you’ll need:

Headphones *Not Wireless

USB to take any projects home

Pen and a notebook to take notes

Please wear closed-toe shoes for shoot day.


Students are not required to have any previous training or experience.

Applicants must be 16 years old at start of intensives

Language requirement: Intermediate-level English (minimum requirement of IELTS 4.5)

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