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USC MFA Film & TV Production 2017

Discussion in 'Graduate Film School Discussions' started by patchoooli, Feb 20, 2017.

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  1. patchoooli

    patchoooli awesome

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    ...And here's a thread for us. The next couple of weeks are going to be nail biting. Look forward to reading the excited posts... Hope you're all hanging in there... those hiding in the shadows ( i see you!) and forum regulars alike. x
     
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  2. Tony Yang

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    I assume if you haven't gotten contacted for an interview at this point, it's pretty much over?
     
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    Not at all, people with an interview get both accepted and rejected, as do people with no interview. Shit aint over till its over bro.
     
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    Hey Tony, You're okay, have a look at the google tracking sheets, you will see people have got in without an interview. Thread here:

    Tracking application status (Google Sheets)
     
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  5. mbosma

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    Any leads on the secrets of notification dates?

    USC - Interview
    Columbia- Interview
    NYU- Waiting
    LMU - Waiting
     
  6. ASF

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    Nothing yet. When did they tell you would hear during your interview? I was told late Feb / early March.
     
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    And also, when they emailed you did they mention anything like how "they like to interview top candidates for admission"?
     
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    i actually never received an email--just a sudden call.
     
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    Same lol

    I even't wouldn't consider my call from the school as an interview...
     
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    mine was sort of... i think. ha
     
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    No. What they said is 'If a committee member has any questions about your application, they may call you for an informal interview. However, a lack of an over the phone interview does not mean lack of acceptance.'

    I'm sure we'll know any day now ASF :)
     
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    Hopefully! But my point was that language I cited was verbatim from an email I received to schedule an interview a month ago, and I was wondering if that message was consistent with others who got interviewed.
     
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    Nice! In that case i'm sure you have every reason to feel confident, ASF :)
     
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    I asked my interviewer before, and he told me the interviews are not required to students who will be accepted later, and I guess the interviews are more like supplement things to applicants, and reviewers will call students whose information or background needs more checks

    But if your interviewers told you that, I guess probably even interviewers have different understandings on interviews?
     
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    Yes they said "top candidate".. And interviewer told me the same.
     
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    Absolutely not over. My interviewer talked at length about this. The interview process for this particular program seems way more fluid than the rest. He said that this is how the process works:

    All the applicants first get reviewed by a committee and a larger group gets selected from there. Then there is a second committee, of which, each person gets about 30 applicants to review. My interviewer says he only gets around to about 10. I have no idea how they decide who those 10 are or the purpose--they may have extra questions, they may just be interested in you as an applicant--but the interview in no way determines acceptance (though, it could put you over the edge if it's a solid convo).

    I hope that helps.
     
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    Thanks Meryam for this. And you know what, at the end of the day, if we don't get in, neither did Spielberg and he did just fine... :) and if we do get in, we'll all be playing together so lets play nice or my booms going in all your shots. Wait. That sounds terrible...

    What are you all doing to pass the time apart from work/school etc? I'm writing and playing with a new camera i spent ages saving for.
     
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    Nice! What camera did you get? I've been spending my time making my own website, and making ski films lol
     
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    Canon 5d. I know lots of you probably have them ( feel free to share tips on its use if you have them) but it's new for me and I'm very excited to learn how to make the most of what it can do. Lots to learn...

    Ski films sound interesting! Where do you ski?
     
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    Nice I love the 5d! Is it the 3 or 4? In Telluride Colorado, so gorgeous here :D If you're ever in the area I can hook ya up with a day pass!
     

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