USC Fall 2010

Zumbi

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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

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

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>>>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

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

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

Zumbi

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Hi guys.

I'm actually starting all my creative writing and statement today. I'll do Jayimess's style... ha!
 

Zumbi

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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

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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

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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

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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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