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5 Steps to Getting Your Movie Idea Made in 2021

Getting your movie idea made starts with one thing: a great pitch! Read this article to see how you can write a great pitch in 2021!  By Ryan Uytdewilligen   You have a great movie idea. Perhaps you’ve even written your first screenplay. Getting your movie idea on screen can be a beastly journey.  Crafting […]

VSFF Presents: InFocus Student Film Showcase

Written by Tajmee Ali Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is launching online this Friday, Jan 22 – Sunday, Jan 24! VSFF is an annual festival devoted to celebrating talented short filmmakers across the Canadian West Coast. Founded in 2005, VSFF is committed to linking artists and industry professionals, cultivating a community passionately bound through the […]

What Are LED Lights? How to Use Them On Set In 2021

AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF LED LIGHTS AND THE REVOLUTION OF LIGHTING. Written by Devan Scott There’s a revolution going on in the world of lighting! For decades, film lighting has involved using some combination of halogen, incandescent, HMI, and fluorescent sources. Nowadays, all of this is changing and fast: LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes, are […]

InFocus Film School Launches Advanced Documentary Program

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHcE-aalyqQVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Study Documentary at Canada’s #1 Indie Film School (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHcE-aalyqQ) By Felicity Flesher   Coinciding with the celebration of InFocus Film School’s 10th anniversary, the Vancouver school is launching a brand-new Advanced Documentary Program for experienced filmmakers. Beginning in Fall 2021, the diploma program will nurture creative […]

8 PERFECT GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO TIPS

A graphic design portfolio is crucial in landing you a job and getting new clients? Check out these tips!  By Felicity Flesher    Every aspiring and working graphic designer needs a stellar graphic design portfolio to showcase what he or she can bring to the table. Often, it is the first introduction to a potential […]

5 WAYS THE VFX INDUSTRY SURVIVED COVID-19 IN 2020

The VFX industry is thriving despite the pandemic. Dive into new opportunities and grow alongside the turning tides of this media revolution.   By Rachel Kim    COVID-19 has massively altered the landscape of society and the VFX industry not only survived, it’s thriving in this brave new world. The animation and gaming sectors are experiencing […]

WHY IS HOUDINI THE FUTURE OF 3D AND VFX?

SEE WHY HOUDINI, A STATE OF THE ART ANIMATION AND VFX PIPELINE TOOL IS CHANGING THE GAME.  Written by Rachel Kim   Explosions, earth-shattering destruction, glittering swirls of magic—these are the unavoidable spices of film and television. Today, much of these effects are created by a single tool—Houdini. But Houdini’s influence stretches even further. Though […]

WHAT HAPPENS IN A T.V. WRITER’S ROOM?

THIS STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW AND EXPECT WHEN BECOMING A WRITER FOR A TELEVISION SERIES! Written by Johnny Papan   Characters, storylines and the direction of a series evolves with the team who writes it. Though the seed of a series may often come from the mind of one individual, […]

Top 10 Animation & VFX Studios in Vancouver in 2021

WANT TO WORK IN A VFX OR ANIMATION STUDIO BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START? SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST STUDIOS ARE LOCATED IN VANCOUVER. CHECK OUT THE LIST BELOW!   Vancouver’s animation and visual effects market is a growing industry. Year after year you will see more films being produced in Hollywood North, many […]