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USC Fall 2010

Zumbi

Active Member
Hi all.

Wondering if they are keen to see a film with a "narrative structure" or a "film that is narrated"?

You know? It's kind of different. In a narrative you could play around loads of different subjects, reality, fantasy, whatever. Philosophic mood. Of course is narrated and we have a voice. But in this case we only have the VOICE OVER.

In is a film narrated (V.O.) it will be like someone is telling a story, but yet you could have dialogues, voices, or another form to express your idea.

I do believe and I understood that is NARRATIVE kind of film, so 1st choice would be the right one for me. And that a music or soundtrack would be allowed on both.

Only wondering about the ways that we could do it wrong and how to avoid it.
 

Aislada

New Member
Hey all :) I'm applying to USC Fall 2010 as well. I don't know if I want to go into Film & TV or Screenwriting. I have to make a short film for the Film & TV one and I don't know if I can do it in time with all the crap happening in my life but I'm going to try!

I'm also applying to Columbia, Boston University and NYU so far.
 
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Zumbi

Active Member
>>>A. An outline for a four-minute film that contains no dialogue. It can be fiction or non-fiction. The story has to be communicated visually. (no more than two pages)<<<


Wondering.... What USC is keen to see here? It does not especify if it can or not be an outline for the SAME 4-min video, IN CASE you're doing a video, of course.
Not that would make a huge difference in your application.

But what would you guys do? What do you guys think? An outline for a different film?
 

Aislada

New Member
Question for those who are applying to the USC Screenwriting program: is a statement of purpose still needed for the application? I'm looking on the website and I don't see it there, but on the online application it says you should. Anyone have any clarification? I'm still writing a statement of purpose for my other schools-- I just wanted to check if USC wanted one or not.
 

Silverlenz

Active Member
I was wondering the same thing. It looks like the want the character sketch in place of the Personal statement.
 

Zumbi

Active Member
Yeah.. True. It is for 1st December now.
This is GREAT! I hopefully could do my short film to send.

Great news for everybody I think!
:D
 
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alect006

Member
Hi All,

I'm also applying to USC (and UCLA and AFI). I did their little online tour seminar thing this morning and the guy taking it just happened to mention with the photos you need to submit a 2 page narrative story with them, which was news to me. Then I checked on the website and discovered they changed the criteria and got rid of the simple narrative photo option... which I already finished (and spent a long time on). I think I'm going to email to see if I can still submit those photos but was wondering if anyone knew when they changed the criteria? (I took them early September, so that's probably the last time I checked thoroughly) Hope everyone else's applications are going well :)

-Tom
 
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bernhardw

New Member
Hey alect006.
I have the same problem. Did the sequence and now I see they've changed it. Keep me updated about that email your going to send them.
bye
 

alect006

Member
http://cinema.usc.edu/programs...application-prod.htm

Photo Option:
Prepare a series of six photographs you have taken which, when viewed in a specific sequence, portray a unique and original character. Along with that include a two page narrative story about the character. The images may either be black-and-white or in color. (4x6 inches in horizontal format)

Will keep you posted when I hear back from USC.

Edit: Just tried google cache to get the original criteria (the cache was the 7th of October so less than 2 weeks ago) and the requirements were:
Prepare a series of six photographs you have taken which, when viewed in a specific sequence, portray a unique and original character or which tells a simple narrative story. The images may either be black-and-white or in color. (4x6 inches in horizontal format)
 

psufilmgirl

Active Member
sounds like they are trying to stiffen the competition to me. oh man, I hope i don't have to do that.

I guess I should start the creative wheels since I've completed everything else for a new app, need it be necessary. (I'm still waiting on a decision for spring admission~YELP!)
 

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