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!
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?
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...
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.