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Subject: film - York or Ryerson
I am applying for film production (BFA) this fall and was looking for some advice on which university to chose. I have heard that Ryerson is more hands-on but York teaches you to be a leader,rather than just another wheel in the machine. Anyone have any opinions?
[04-09-2005,13:22]
RWA
Concordia Unviersity's Film School (in reply to: film - York or Ryerson)
Responding primarily to the vocal concerns and urgent needs of local Montreal cinematographic productions, Mel Hoppenheim founded Panavision (Canada) in 1965. Providing cameras and other shooting equipment, Mel was soon traveling all over the world to equip ever more elaborate productions.
After six years of success in his hometown of Montreal, Mel decided to open a second technical installation in Toronto in 1972. A Vancouver facility followed in 1977. Still committed to what he saw as Montreal?s vast and largely untapped potential and possibility for the production industry, Mel acquired the historic Theatre Expo de la Cit? du Havre in 1988. Building five state-of-the-art studios, he soon had created the most modern of facilities available to the Canadian film and television industry. Mel?s Cit? du Cin?ma was born.

Through an initial investment of some $14 million, the first building in La Cit? du Cin?ma quickly pumped an estimated $250 million into the local economy and created more than 500 new jobs.

In 1997, Mel donated $1 million to Montreal?s Concordia University, which was subsequently used to open the Mel Hoppenheim Film School, now renowned throughout North America and the world. Mel and his partners have also helped in the development of Montreal?s Institut National de l?Image et du Son (INIS), a well-known and respected private school for the development of world-class writers, directors and producers for film and television.

Convinced of the tremendous potential of Montreal, Hoppenheim and Trudel built the second building in La Cit? du Cin?ma in 1999 at the cost of $14 million. Comprising three studios totaling 36, 500 square feet, modern production offices and a complete camera department, including Panavision, the complex is already a favorite for large American and international projects, including The Sum of All Fears, The Score and the upcoming The Human Stain and The Day After Tomorrow.

Never deterred by obstacles of any kind and convinced of the fact that Quebec and Montreal have still more to offer, Hoppenheim and Trudel began construction of the third Cit? du Cin?ma in 2002 with an initial investment of $15 million. Four ultramodern studios will accompany a large lighting and grip department capable of serving the most ambition film production.

Proud of their modern infrastructure, cutting edge shooting technology and unparalleled technical expertise, the innovative and courageous duo has been recognized both by the great city of Montreal and the province of Qu?bec as something of which to be very proud.


[05-09-2005,10:58]
Anonymous
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Its really hard to get into the cinema program at Concordia. You need a good portfolio...


[07-09-2005,00:36]
Anonymous
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UQAM is the best.


[07-09-2005,00:36]
Anonymous
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OOPS wrong thread.


[07-09-2005,00:37]
Anonymous
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rachel mcadams is the best canadian actress ever.
[19-09-2005,01:21]
Anonymous
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she is great, i admit but what is this relevance>
[20-09-2005,15:39]
Anonymous
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with ryerson you are more likely to get more contacts when you have finished.......
[26-09-2005,23:49]
Anonymous
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that´s not even a kind of thing you go to university for, you don´t need to know much at all. just waste uur money if you do go you will learn one or two things, then its graduation time
[10-03-2006,00:38]
anonymous
which school? (in reply to: film - York or Ryerson)
do OCADU, it´s the strangest place..... There film program is not so tech, it´s all about creativity. If you want tech, go Ryerson.
[22-01-2009,19:42]
will



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