The William Davis Centre for Actors' Study at VanArts is privileged to have founder William (Bill) Davis teaching a special Acting Shakespeare course to the AFTV4 students. It is a rare honor to have this esteemed actor as a guest instructor.
William Davis is most recognizable from his role as The Smoking Man on the long running X Files series but his career has reached far beyond his work on screen to extensive theatre work, directing, writing and teaching.
VanArts students have the exciting opportunity to attend a RenderMan Workshop; they will see how Pixar combines creativity with technology to make feature films during a special presentation of shading and lighting for Pixar's Up, with a focus on Pixar's RenderMan.
THE RENDERMAN WORKSHOP:
Shading and Lighting for Pixar's Up (Part 1)
Acting Department Grad Aaron Douglas is starring in the new CTV series "The Bridge".
The Digital Photography Department is proud to announce a Group Show at the Havana Gallery by the senior photography students. The Opening Reception is on Sunday May 2nd from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and the show will run until May 15th.
The William Davis Centre at VanArts is proud to present the Canadian premiere of (I Am) Nobody's Lunch by the The Civilians.
Nobody's Lunch is a dark ride through the landscape of American public culture. This latest creation asks the thorny question — how do we know what we know when everyone in power seems to be lying? Is it possible to know what's really going on in the world when information is manipulated to serve particular interests? Does anyone really care?
Directed by Greg Kean with musical direction by Jesse award winner Ross Douglas.
Chilton Crane, head of film and television in the Acting Dept. at Vanarts, is very proud to have directed past graduate Leslie Brownlee and past student Simon Hussey in William Mastrosimone’s “The Woolgatherer”. The performances are phenomenal by both actors and should not be missed. The theatre is quite small and it is suggested you reserve ahead.
We spotted a post on Cartoon Brew about one of our animation graduates Javier Badillo, who wrote and storyboarded the following animated sequence for a short film he produced. He assembled a team of animators directed by Atomic Betty director Jeff Agala to produce the sequence. Javier is originally from Venezuela, graduated from VanArts in 2003, and is now based here in Vancovuer as a director/producer.