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Hey all - current MFA Screenwriting student at UCLA. Chris suggested I do an AMA, so here it is.
This may be a little late as the current year's new cohort has already been decided. But if there's anyone that has questions about how to make the best of this situation while we're here, as I've...
I'm applying to Columbia's MFA in Screenwriting/Directing for Fall 2021, as well as a couple others. One of the required creative materials for CU is characterized as an "autobiographical essay," with the following prompt:
"Tell us something about yourself and your background...
COVID quarantine would make a great setup for a Rear Window style film. Don't you think?
You could shoot it yourself and social distance if you had some willing neighbors across the street you could direct from afar. :)
What are some other good ideas?
So you're spending a lot of time social distancing and wearing masks... What are you doing to flex your creative muscles?
Doing the USC portfolio submission of telling a story in 8 still frames sounds interesting.
What are you doing? Writing?
This seems NUTS and hopefully a misinterpretation of the rule:
This is NOT good. I hope everyone who's international in the US now is not affected by this. It seems like if the school is doing only online classes for your next year the student visa is no longer valid unless I'm misreading...
According to the LA Times all in person classes are canceled for the fall for all Cal State programs, including film.
For more info on the Cal State Film Schools check them out in our=Cal+State']...
I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during this uncertain time. This article today is going to be a little different from the norm! Chris had the wonderful idea of writing up a little something about how different film schools are handling the COVID-19.
I jumped on board immediately...