UCLA MFA Film Production/Directing - 2012

80staTIK

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Just got an e-mail inviting me for an interview. They said they're interviewing in NY and LA. I'm an international applicant and I truly hope they have Skype interviews as well!
 

vendimia

Member
Hey @80staTIK ! I got that e-mail too, congrats and don't worry, I'm also an International applicant and Cheri told me it can be done via Skype.
 
Hey guys so I have my interview scheduled in LA for the 17th. Has anyone had their interview already? Did they tell you who you are going to interview with?
 

JMoisica

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Been lurking for a while. Got an interview for later this month in NYC. Very excited and nervous.

Groovydazzle - not sure if anyone has interviewed yet. Please come back after your interview to let us know how it went, what sorts of questions they asked, etc. Best of luck!
 

vendimia

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Hello everyone!
My interview is set up for April 1st, but it's via Skype, so I'm guessing that the order will be LA-NY- Skype.
 

medeasp

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Originally posted by vendimia:
Hello everyone!
My interview is set up for April 1st, but it's via Skype, so I'm guessing that the order will be LA-NY- Skype.
vendimia, thanks a lot for the update! Good luck! Buena suerte en tu entrevista! ;-)
 

80staTIK

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When did they tell you to expect to hear back?
I guess they will only let us know once they're done conducting all the interviews.
 

freakyfreddy

Active Member
I have no idea. I was thinking they would set interview times for international students and out of state students first. Maybe it is all random.

The website says March/April.
 

JMoisica

New Member
Is there anyone who has interviewed already, and willing to share on the experience? Would be much appreciated!

Also - is everyone planning on bringing a DVD reel to the interview? I spoke with the admissions office, and they said most people don't bring a reel with them. What do you guys think?

Anyways, good luck to all and hope to hear some news soon.
 
Ok, Interview: DONE
Met with 3 wonderful instructors,Gyula Gazdak, Becky Smith and Nancy Richardson. Had a very casual interview where they asked the following:
1) Tell your life story in a short entertaining matter
2) 5 films you would take to a desserted island. Then they would make you analyze a common theme on all films.

I wouldn't give this one too much thought, it's better to be spontaneous than to have rehearsed answers.

3) They asked me about my previous education. It is in film so I don't know if they ask everyone this question but they asked what more I was expecting from the program.

4) Lastly they asked me to pitch the 5 minute short in 2 minutes. They were more interested on what you see than on a logline type of pitch.

And that was my interview! Lastly they asked if I had any more questions about the program (which I didn't because a campus student had answered them for me previous to the interview.)

Hope this helps you guys with your interviews. Just be yourselves and don't let the nerves get to you!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
 
Groovydazzle, quick question: how firm are they on the 2 minute limit for the pitch? Did they have a stopwatch out and plan to stop you at 2min, or do you think they would let you finish if you're a couple seconds over?
 

JMoisica

New Member
Aspectralfire: don't know if you've interviewed yet, but if you haven't, they are really nice about the time limit. No stopwatches or anything like that - I probably went for about 2:30, and they didn't stop me or interrupt me. They wanted a step-by-step pitch of only what we see and hear on screen. No back story, or anything of that sort.

Did anyone else have their interviews yet? How do you guys think they went? Would love to hear other feedback...
 

Vanguard

Member
I got the call today! I've been lurking here for a while, but thought I'd break my silence for good news. I'm accepted. ANyone else got news yet?
 

vendimia

Member
Congrats @Vanguard!
I had my interview on Sunday, it was pretty much the same as @groovydazzle, with some questions about how I see myself in 10 years and that kind of stuff.
They said they'll let me know in a few days, so I'm guessing it'll be soon, now that @Vanguard got his call.

Good luck everyone!
 

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