Eleonor Lindvall, from Sweden, graduated from our Visual Effects Diploma Program last year and is now working at Double Negative Studios in London UK.
She has just been featured in the career advice section of their website, where she says, "Go to a school that will show you the whole spectrum of Visual Effects, and that will prepare you for the industry."
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VanArts announces some new opportunities now available in 2012 for those who wish to begin exploring their career potential as a professional actor.
ACTING FOUNDATIONS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Running from March 12th to June 1st, this is a full-time 3-month program, running 5 days per week with a minimum of 317 hours of class time.
You will explore the foundations of acting including: voice & voice-over, movement, acting technique with scene study, and film & television with our staff of professional actors. This is an amazing opportunity to dive into full-time study within a 3-month window, discover your potential and find out if you have the determination and self-discipline to become a successful actor.
Contact us today for more details or START YOUR APPLICATION NOW >>
2-WEEK ACTORS' INTENSIVE
Our ever popular 2-Week Actor's Intensive, offered only from June 11th to 22nd, is designed to give students a taste of full-time acting training.
For students with no acting experience, this is an excellent and fun way to get started. It is also an excellent choice for those who are seriously considering committing to our full-time Acting for Film and Television program. All classes are taught by dedicated and experienced professional actors.
Classes are Monday to Friday, 10am - 4:30pm for two full weeks.
No pre-requisites. APPLY NOW >>
...and for BC high school students only, there are only a few days left to register for our 1-week Acting Boot Camp in March! (Deadline: February 17)
Remo started his radio career in Brandon, Manitoba and hosted the Remo Rant at CKMM in Winnipeg before moving to Vancouver in 2005.
Remo talked about diving into this industry headfirst, and that you have to attack to get what you want. Be aggressive. Be passionate. Ask questions. And don't forget to give a little back. After all, what goes around comes around. Thanks Remo for giving back to Columbia Academy @ VanArts!
Chris graduated from Columbia's Broadcasting Program in 2010 and pursued commercial, TV and movie roles before turning back to radio. He says that he is really looking forward to this new opportunity. This is a chance for him to build a show of his very own and to help recreate EZ Rock's brand in the beautiful community of Golden. Congratulations Chris and have fun!
If you are interested in a career in broadcasting through Columbia Academy at VanArts, sign up today for our Workshop & Open House on Feb 25!
Scholarships also available for our upcoming March start date, so contact us for details.
Congratulations to our DP10 class of Digital Photography students for every single one of them getting their final business plans in on time! They rock! And they're so close to the finish line!
This morning they were all hanging out and waiting outside the photography office to hand in their plans, as they are just a few weeks away from graduating.
Looking forward to seeing great things from this group!
In our 27th Episode of Inside VanArts, our students in Digital Photography got to observe an actual photo shoot in progress at Vancouver's Studio 304, with their instructor Adam Blasberg and his art direction team.
Always pushing his own limits, Adam Blasberg found his inspiration to photography on a one-man bicycle tour of Canada from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, BC. Dedication to perfection, professionalism and focus have helped put Adam on the map as a rising force in photography.
Whether behind the lens or in front of it, his focus is people, working cooperatively with all involved to produce a flawless finished piece. With a peerlessly sharp eye for details, Adam Blasberg brings a personal touch to his clients' work.
VanArts is looking forward to Canada's largest Comic Convention FAN EXPO (based from Toronto) coming for the first time to Vancouver on April 21-22, where we will be on the floor as exhibitors, at BOOTH #426!
Even more exciting is watching the guest list grow and witness the various connections the event has to VanArts.
Most recently added is Aaron Douglas, a graduate of the William Davis Centre for Actors' Study at VanArts. He is best known for his starring roles in Battlestar Galactica and The Bridge, and most recently the upcoming film Death Do Us Part. Aaron is one of our celebrated graduates who has often come back to offer his guidance and advice to our current acting students.
Another very recent addition is our Acting graduate Georgie Daburas, who is currently the lead actor in the local web series Hitman 101.
Also among the various exhibitors and guests our own Steve Rolston, who teaches our part-time course in Comic Book Production, and two of our animation graduates who have made it big in the comics industry: Nina Matsumoto (VanArts Grad 2003) and Dan Schoening (VanArts Grad 2000).
Another interesting distant connection to VanArts at Fan Expo Vancouver is the guest appearance of Troy Nixey, who took our part-time course for Intro to Stop-Motion Animation with Ken Priebe back in 2001. At that time, Troy was an up-and-coming comic artist, and more recently was hired by Guillermo del Toro to direct the feature film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, based on the strength of his short film Latchkey's Lament.
It's always neat to see where our various VanArts students land!
On top of all of these VanArts stars being present at Fan Expo is the full guest list of celebrities, which includes none other than the original 1960s Batman & Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward. (The distant connection here is that the animated titles to the Batman series were created by our founding program director for the VanArts animation program, the late Lee Mishkin.)
Hope to see you at Fan Expo Vancouver! Tickets are now available at www.fanexpovancouver.com so be sure to drop by our booth and talk to us. You never know who you will run into!
VanArts was proud to be an exhibitor and participant at the 2nd Annual Indian Comic Con in Dilli Haat, New Delhi, from February 17-19, 2012. Representing our school was Shweta Mendhekar, our admissions advsior for India. Comic fans and artists were able to visit our booth, ask questions about our programs, and pose for photo opps in their costumes.
For more information on admissions for Indian students, visit our ADMISSIONS INDIA page and feel free to contact us!