USC School of Cinematic Arts SCA MFA Film & TV Production Fall 2020

sa96

Member
It's coming! I was a bit surprised when I got an email letting me know that they added a video-component. There seem to be so many changes from last year:
- new video component
- can add up to 5 references now
- collaboration questions are now non-film situations
 

addik

Active Member
Supporting Member+
USC
Trying to apply this year again! Hopefully, now that I've been practicing film fulltime instead of part-time, I'll have more to put on in my portfolio and essays in general. Anyone wants to swap essays?

Good luck to everyone involved!
 

sa96

Member
Trying to apply this year again! Hopefully, now that I've been practicing film fulltime instead of part-time, I'll have more to put on in my portfolio and essays in general. Anyone wants to swap essays?

Good luck to everyone involved!
I'm interested! Although mine isn't finished yet
 

storyteller

Member
USC
Trying to apply this year again! Hopefully, now that I've been practicing film fulltime instead of part-time, I'll have more to put on in my portfolio and essays in general. Anyone wants to swap essays?

Good luck to everyone involved!
I would like too! I am currently working on new essays while the decision for Spring 2020 doesn't come out.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
Anyone wants to swap essays?
Let me know if there's a feature or a new section that I can develop with this site to help you with this. Or simple conversation swaps are easiest which of course is already possible but less collaborative with a group.

I could do a private forum section for discussing this where Google can't see anything. That already exists actually:


Let me know. It's great that you guys are helping each other out! :)
 
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Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
good idea! thanks chris!
Yeah to do it you would create a private group called something to do with collaborating or essay swapping or something like that. Whatever you like. Something so people who are interested can find it.

Be sure to select private and choose the private forum option.

That way only people you approve can view the messages posted there.

To create a group you need to be a Supporting Member though.

 

addik

Active Member
Supporting Member+
USC
Thanks, @Chris W! I'll check it out the available options!


I'm interested! Although mine isn't finished yet
Same here, I'm still going back and forth with my main points but it's coming along well, though I occasionally get stuck. Maybe we can help each other get out of a rut if we hit one!
 
Let me know if there's a feature or a new section that I can develop with this site to help you with this. Or simple conversation swaps are easiest which of course is already possible but less collaborative with a group.

I could do a private forum section for discussing this where Google can't see anything. That already exists actually:


Let me know. It's great that you guys are helping each other out! :)
Would love to join the private group too! I'm also applying for fall 2020 and would love to get outside perspectives!
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
Would love to join the private group too! I'm also applying for fall 2020 and would love to get outside perspectives!
I don't think one's been created yet if you'd like to create it. As a Supporting Member (thank you!) you're able to create groups.

Call it something to do with collaborating or essay swapping or something like that. Whatever you like. Something so people who are interested can find it.

Be sure to select private and choose the private forum option.

Let me know if yo have any questions.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
Anyone wants to swap essays?
I'm interested! Although mine isn't finished yet
Would love to join the private group too! I'm also applying for fall 2020 and would love to get outside perspectives!
New private essay swapping group created. :)

 

Sofacan

New Member
USC
Hey everybody! Is the application due at 11:59 PM PST on November 15th? It doesn't specify what time exactly it's due.

Thanks!
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
Hey everybody! Is the application due at 11:59 PM PST on November 15th? It doesn't specify what time exactly it's due.

Thanks!
Probably. But from past years experience I'd try be to get it in way before that in case there are technical difficulties.
 

JRome

Member
Hi all! I'm also applying to the program this year, and I had a question regarding the video option for the media sample. It asks that the video should be no longer than five minutes, however, the video I have is about 5 seconds over. Are they strict when it comes to precise time span, or do you think it's okay?

- Jen
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
Hi all! I'm also applying to the program this year, and I had a question regarding the video option for the media sample. It asks that the video should be no longer than five minutes, however, the video I have is about 5 seconds over. Are they strict when it comes to precise time span, or do you think it's okay?

- Jen
Yes. Cut it down to under 5. You need to follow that direction to the letter or they'll disregard it as it shows you can't follow directions.

Besides... Cutting things down is a good skill to learn. What can you keep? What can you lose? Usually things only get better. Addition by subtraction.
 

JRome

Member
Yes. Cut it down to under 5. You need to follow that direction to the letter or they'll disregard it as it shows you can't follow directions.

Besides... Cutting things down is a good skill to learn. What can you keep? What can you lose? Usually things only get better. Addition by subtraction.
Thank you!
 

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