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Peter Such, President & Nancy Ruffolo, Vice-President
Luke Carroll, Canadian Producer of “Escape From Planet Earth” reveals the secrets of getting your film or animated feature onto the screen. “Producing an Animated Blockbuster” is an interactive 5-day course, taking your own creative ideas from pitch to promotion. Open to all.
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Michael Reid - Times Colonist May 1
Victoria College of Art students are on a roll between film work and two public art shows.
As part of the historic visual arts college’s pledge to provide graduates with a debut exhibition in an independent art gallery, two showcases are being featured this month at Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St.
Making the Seen, featuring the work of diploma graduates, opens Saturday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m.
Going for the Gold, focusing on achievements by master level and post-diploma graduates, opens May 18. Both shows end May 30.
Students are also collaborating with director Darren Alexander on a documentary about Bamberton, best known for its former cement factory, contributing animated sequences to capture what life was like in a bustling boomtown.
“Having seen what VCA staff and students are capable of producing in their 150th Victoria anniversary film [Mad Mayors’ Tea Party] selected by the Victoria Film Festival jury, I could easily imagine how residents’ childhood reminiscences could be shown in animation,” said Alexander. “It seems a perfect fit.”
College president Peter Such said he was delighted students’ work would be immortalized onscreen again.
VCA’s mission, he said, is to involve students in real-life creative experiences like casting and mounting blue whale skeletons, producing wall pieces for hospital waiting rooms and illustrating VIHA newsletters.
The college has launched its new spring term, with graduating students completing a 45-hour course to obtain Toon Boom Animation’s industry certification in Harmony, its cutting-edge software.
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