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

Oh shoot. Apparently the Kevin Feige webinar is at capacity, or registration has ended..... can anyone who has a working link DM me the link, please? Thx!

I second this. Although I think zoom meetings can only hold 500 at most - the Katzenberg webinar peaked somewhere between 450 and 475, IIRC. Feige might be a more popular speaker for people to tune in to for whatever reason, so we might be screwed until much later in the call when some people drop out.

Also, I think that the webinars are recorded. I don't know where the recordings end up, but I'm sure there will be a place to find it after the fact.
 

Frankie Bones

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Thx for clarifying, Crispy! Yeah that makes sense. Now I realize it’s not so much that I didn’t register in time but the meeting room is maxed out... darn it! I should have known better lol
 

addik

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I second this. Although I think zoom meetings can only hold 500 at most - the Katzenberg webinar peaked somewhere between 450 and 475, IIRC. Feige might be a more popular speaker for people to tune in to for whatever reason, so we might be screwed until much later in the call when some people drop out.

Also, I think that the webinars are recorded. I don't know where the recordings end up, but I'm sure there will be a place to find it after the fact.

I asked in the chat if they would release the recording but unfortunately they said they won't :(
 

Frankie Bones

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Awwwww that’s a shame.... just curious, how early did you have to log on to get into the room?

And any notable highlights? For example, any bombshells about upcoming Marvel releases?
 

addik

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Awwwww that’s a shame.... just curious, how early did you have to log on to get into the room?

And any notable highlights? For example, any bombshells about upcoming Marvel releases?


Haha no bombshells really. Feige did mention that Black Widow was almost ready (except for coloring, which they can't do now because they need access to a theater). The Disney+ shows, particularly Falcon & Winter Soldier, were on its last days of production before having to shut down. They're finding ways around the current challenge, so he's hoping the shows won't be pushed back too much.

Some of the interesting points of discussions:

- Feige does not consider the "superhero genre" as a genre in the same way you don't exactly consider book adaptations as a genre in itself.
- While there is pressure coming out of the success of Endgame, they really are more driven by their want to tell stories. They didn't think they could top the first Avengers film, but simply worked on doing stories that interested them. More revenue just means more money for their next project.
- Participating in conventions has affected how they shoot films. So they shoot certain films first and edit them relatively quickly so that they could be shown there.
- They have a chat where they keep everyone involved in MCU (directors, etc.) in the loop so they can talk about past projects and how their respective projects fit in to it (I didn't catch this part well, but apparently Chloe Zhao didn't want to be kept in loop of other projects)
- Feige really stressed the importance of film school throughout the chat: from being inspired by theory classes and the different movies he was exposed to there. At one point, he said that no one knows anything in Hollywood (he talked about this in the context of rules when it comes to figuring out release dates for movies) and they're sort of figuring out and breaking past established "rules" regarding distribution, much like you go to film school to know the rules so that you know how to break them in the future.
 

Chris W

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You guys may find this article interesting if you haven't seen it yet:

Film School during COVID-19

Film School during COVID-19

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during this uncertain time. This article today is going to be a little different from the norm! Chris had the wonderful idea of writing up a little something about how different film schools are handling the COVID-19. I jumped on board immediately...
 
Hey everyone,

I found this article claiming that USC plans to reopen in time for Fall 2020, offering students the option to take classes in-person or digitally. It looks like they will have 100% COVID testing for all students and staff as well. I figured it was worth a share.

 

Frankie Bones

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Crispy, I think that’s a different USC, the University of South Carolina 🤣

Hey everyone,

I found this article claiming that USC plans to reopen in time for Fall 2020, offering students the option to take classes in-person or digitally. It looks like they will have 100% COVID testing for all students and staff as well. I figured it was worth a share.

 

truffleshuffle

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🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 I'm such a clown. I even reread the article a few times before posting to make sure I got it right. I was like, wow, four days old, how has the forum not seen this?
Hahaha thanks for looking out though. It's hilarious that USC stands for different schools depending on where you're from. All my southern and southeastern friends assume it means the Gamecocks while all my west coast friends know, correctly, that it's the Trojans. ;)
 

Frankie Bones

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it's all good! thanks for trying to look out for this... and hopefully there will be an update on what the USC we know and love is planning to do sometime soon.

and at least this was good for a chuckle on an otherwise boring Sunday night!


🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 I'm such a clown. I even reread the article a few times before posting to make sure I got it right. I was like, wow, four days old, how has the forum not seen this?
 

N Taka

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I am on the waitlist too and have you guys received any emails from admission this past 3 weeks? I had some troubles with my gmail and somehow my account had bounced back several emails to senders.
 

thisismaritza

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I am on the waitlist too and have you guys received any emails from admission this past 3 weeks? I had some troubles with my gmail and somehow my account had bounced back several emails to senders.
I'm a domestic student on the waitlist, so it might be different but I haven't received anything from them in a while. I'm guessing we won't receive anything unless we are admitted off the waitlist. Last email I got was a confirmation that they received my waitlist position acceptance.
 

ljuliette

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Hii hope everyone is staying safe! I'm a waitlisted international applicant.
And I emailed USC recently and asked until when I might be asked to start in Fall.
They replied that waitlisted students might get accepted as late as a week prior to the semester's start.
However, as an international student, I have to apply for visa and get housing etc. It seems nearly impossible to do that in a week. Even a month seems too tight.

Does any waitlisted international student know until when we might be accepted for Fall 2020?

I remember reading from a previous year's USC thread that internationals get offer only until June, but can't seem to find it again.
 
Okay, now I think I got the headline right. Anyone know if this story applies to SCA?

 

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