In this week's episode of 'Inside VanArts' (Episode 13), we check out the dancing showcase put on by our full-time Acting students, instructed by local dance instructor Jenny Duffy. The students spent 6 weeks on movement and dance routines to help create body awareness and broaden their skills.
A pilot project instituted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Government of British Columbia was announced to expand eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program to international students of select private post-secondary institutions with Educational Quality Assurance (EQA) designation.
VanArts is pleased to announce that we have been selected for inclusion in this pilot program, which will allow qualified international students to apply for a work permit upon graduation so that they can pursue employment in Canada for a defined period of time.
This 6-week course is designed to help both actors and non-actors improve their communication skills. For students who speak English as a foreign language or Canadian students who want to speak "American" in order to work in film or TV, learning how to use breath and articulation in the service of self-expression is the common goal.
This same retraining of the articulators is also what works for teaching actors to use Standard American Dialect.
About the Instructor: Robin Douglas
Robin Douglas is a veteran of over thirty years as a performer, appearing on stage, screen and television. A native New Yorker, she began her professional training as a teenager at the High School of Performing Arts, the inspiration for the movie Fame. She continued her training at NYU School of the Arts and studied further at the famed HB Studio. She then spent the next fifteen years working on-stage in New York, including the Off-Broadway premiere of Joseph Heller's Catch-22.
Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1990, Robin has worked as an actress and voiceover performer while developing her skills as a private coach and teacher. She spent five years as the Dialogue Coach for The X Files, and has worked as an American Dialect Coach on such films as Miracle, Prozac Nation and X-Men 2. She juggles acting, teaching and voiceover work from her home in Point Roberts, Washington.
Duration: 6 weeks (6 classes)
Schedule: Thursday evenings 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Start-Finish Dates:Jun 6, 2013 - Jul 11, 2013
VANARTS IS GOING ON THE ROAD for Free Information Sessions in cities across Canada this Spring, to share the good news about our quality training programs.
Meet Director of Admissions Janet Cacchioni for lively presentations about how to choose a school and prepare yourself for careers in animation, games, effects, photography and acting. Be among the first to see our newest graduate work first-hand, and have the opportunity to ask questions and perhaps win some prizes!
All sessions start @ 2pm sharp!
You can register now for sessions in your nearest city through the links below:
Saturday, April 2 @ Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel
REGISTER NOW FOR EDMONTON
Sunday, April 3 @ Delta Bow Valley Hotel
REGISTER NOW FOR CALGARY
Saturday, April 9 @ Delta Winnipeg Hotel
REGISTER NOW FOR WINNIPEG
Sunday, April 10 @ Delta Bessborough Hotel
REGISTER NOW FOR SASKATOON
Questions? Please call us at 1-800-396-2787 x104.
We look forward to meeting you!
Local Vancouver radio station Virgin Radio 95.3's Fake Film Festival contest invited people to re-create their favorite movie in 60 seconds or less. Candace Woods, a graduate from the William Davis Centre for Actors' Study at VanArts, has teamed up with other fellow actors and filmmakers to create a 1-minute version of the film Knocked Up, which has made the official selection for competition in the festival.
UPDATE: The film won 3rd Place in the competition! Congratulations to cast and crew!
Our "Inside VanArts" video series is back with our first episode for 2011! Episode 9 takes a closer look at the unique collaboration we have between the Acting and Character Animation departments, as our actors help the animators with reference to help create better performances for their final demo reel projects.
Keep following us for more episodes and updates!
Today in the VanArts studio, students from our 3D Character Animation and Acting departments were collaborating for the animators' final demo reel projects. By directing the actors and shooting reference footage, animators can boost the quality of their character performance.
Through supervision and guidance by Wayne Gilbert, Head of Animation / Dean of Faculty, and Chilton Crane, Head of Acting for Film & Television, this unique collaboration is a regular part of both programs at VanArts.
Keep following the blog for an upcoming video episode of "Inside VanArts" that will reveal more of the process behind today's shoot!
Each year, the Ministry of Science and Universities provides British Columbia Student Loan (BCSL) default rates to all institutions in the province. The significance of the report is to indicate how a school and its grads are doing in respect to repaying their student loans, and in comparison with all other institutions in BC. We are pleased to report that for the 5-year period 2005-2010, VanArts' default rate was 9.7% compared to an average of 23% over the same period for all private BC institutions with a similar number of student borrowers (58% lower).
This data reinforces the fact that VanArts offers industry-driven, media arts programs and our grads get hired! If you are considering a career in media arts, this is the time to get started.
Check out stories from our graduates about their successful careers here.
This Advanced Level III course is an advanced course intended for the actor who is already working in the industry and is fully committed to taking their acting to the next level. Instructor Chilton Crane has helped hundreds of new and working actors develop their work to professional standards and stretch their range.
Challenging scenes from modern scripts are assigned. On-set focus, etiquette, and work habits are expected. Students can enroll in this 4 week class as often as they like. All work is recorded, viewed, and critiqued.
About the Instructor:
Chilton Crane, Co-Head of VanArts' Acting Department, has been a professional actor for over 20 years, with many lead, recurring and guest star credits including X-Files, Supernatural, Outer Limits, L Word, Cold Squad, Beggars and Choosers, and many other series and feature films. She has directed for both film and stage, very passionate about acting and teaching, and has always been lucky enough to find a balance of both crafts.
Check out Chilton Crane at IMDB
Audits of current running course always welcome. Contact us for arrangement.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor Only
Duration: 4 weeks
Schedule: Tuesday evenings 7:00pm - 10:30pm (monthly)
Start-Finish Dates:May 7, 2013 - May 28, 2013