AFI - Directing 2019

DJE

Member
I'm glad you enjoyed your interview! I am slightly less nervous now after reading your latest update. I will be flying in because I want to see the campus.

Also, I'm just curious. Who interviewed you?

I was interviewed by Andrew Wagner and Jianna Maarten. They were both so kind and welcoming. Do you have the same two scheduled for yours?
 

Dean

Member
Supporting Member
Dean have you received an invitation to interview yet? It seems so slow! I've had three more views on my films last week, but perhaps that doesn't mean too much.
Sorry missed your message. Nothing to this day. I don't think I will be invited :). I'm invited for AFI screenwriting so I'm ok with this.
 

elisasouza

Member
Hey guys! For those of you who have already done the interview, how did it go? I haven't heard that many details on AFI Interviews...
 

duque91

New Member
I had mine yesterday, it was incredibly easy going, it felt more like a relaxed conversation than anything else. They do wanna know if you have a financing plan and want to be sure you're aware you'll be dedicating all of your time to AFI during the conservatory, but other than that, they just wanna know who you are in general.
 

DJE

Member
Congrats! Btw your name and address is shown in the attachment. Just wanted to point it out in case you're not aware of it :)
Thank you for the heads up, that is an old address and I live far away from there now, that's why I didn't redact anything. And as for my name, well that's all over the internet as well from previous projects so I'm not worried.
 

elisasouza

Member
Hey guys, congratulations on getting in! I'm still waiting for my response, it only comes in April since I applied for cinematography... But reading this I was thinking: do you know if they give any feedback on why you didn't get in, if that's the case? Do you think it would be okay to ask? I would be great to know that, in case you want to apply next year, so you could improve
 

DJE

Member
Hey guys, congratulations on getting in! I'm still waiting for my response, it only comes in April since I applied for cinematography... But reading this I was thinking: do you know if they give any feedback on why you didn't get in, if that's the case? Do you think it would be okay to ask? I would be great to know that, in case you want to apply next year, so you could improve
Good luck! Let us know how it goes. To answer your question, ABSOLUTELY ask. Growth is the most important thing. Finding out why they passed over you would be so beneficial to your career and your growth as an individual human. I was preparing my email to my interviewers on why they passed on me, because I knew the information was necessary towards my future. One of my friends is a cinematographer, he shot my last film, THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE TRUNK. He is an absolute GENIUS--one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Regardless, he got denied and he asked why and they told him flat out that he didn't seem to have the passion that other applicants had. And this is very, very true, Casey, my DP, is very laid back and nonchalant about everything. So them saying that was very accurate because he really doesn't care all that much despite his talent.

I hope this helps!
 

elisasouza

Member
Good luck! Let us know how it goes. To answer your question, ABSOLUTELY ask. Growth is the most important thing. Finding out why they passed over you would be so beneficial to your career and your growth as an individual human. I was preparing my email to my interviewers on why they passed on me, because I knew the information was necessary towards my future. One of my friends is a cinematographer, he shot my last film, THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE TRUNK. He is an absolute GENIUS--one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Regardless, he got denied and he asked why and they told him flat out that he didn't seem to have the passion that other applicants had. And this is very, very true, Casey, my DP, is very laid back and nonchalant about everything. So them saying that was very accurate because he really doesn't care all that much despite his talent.

I hope this helps!
Wow that's totally true. Growth IS the most important thing. Casey also applied to AFI? It's pretty cool of them to answer, because I thought they wouldn't care at all hahahah You're totally right. If I don't get in I'm definitely asking them :)
 

DJE

Member
Wow that's totally true. Growth IS the most important thing. Casey also applied to AFI? It's pretty cool of them to answer, because I thought they wouldn't care at all hahahah You're totally right. If I don't get in I'm definitely asking them :)
So, just to clarify, he didn't email them, he actually ran into the person that interviewed him while he was on campus one day for a shoot. But I was going to email them if I didn't get in because I couldn't imagine myself ever having been back there Haha.
 

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