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Motion Picture Arts

Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

CapU animation grad wins Emmy

It was just another normal work day for CapU animation grad Justin Nichols when he found out he had won an Emmy Award. “I was by myself in my cubicle when I got a call...
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Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Chris Van Dyck: Mentoring the next generation of filmmakers

As Vancouver’s film industry grows, so does the city’s reputation for producing outstanding digital visual effects. With more than 60...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Second-year CapU student has film at Cannes

The work of second-year School of Motion Picture Arts student Malibu Taetz will be showcased in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival...
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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Cap grads showcase talents

It’s April, and that means it’s time to showcase the work of the 2017 graduates from Capilano University’s Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts...
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Fine & Applied Arts

Get behind the scenes at Capilano U’s Centre for Film and Animation

Are you looking for a change in career? Do you picture yourself working in the film or animation industry? If...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Former refugee helps others and meets the Royals

In 2010, Marlio Herrera Lira was a refugee claimant living in limbo in the Lower Mainland, struggling with English and...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life

This Week at Cap: April 25-May 1

Whew! Exams are over and the summer term has yet to begin. We hope you take this time to relax...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life

This Week at Cap: Mar 7-13

It’s going to be a fascinating week at Capilano U! Here’s a snapshot of what’s in store...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

5 awesome experiences you can only get at Capilano University

Thousands of students choose to study at Capilano University each year due, in part, to its innovative hands-on programs. The...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Advanced Education Minister tours film school

“It’s a far cry from Abbey Road on a four-track tape,” said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson when he checked out a remixing room...
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About Cap, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Second Chance puts Bosa Centre on the silver screen

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As the cameras rolled and the background extras prepared for their cue, Capilano University’s Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Bosa Centre: Motion capture, 3D filming on display

video Remember the behind-the-scenes footage of Andy Serkis performing in a motion capture suit as Gollum in Lord of the Rings, or for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Jessie Anthony: Finding filmmaking

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Capilano University student Jessie Anthony didn’t grow up wanting to be a filmmaker, but after completing her first year in...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Score! Students get ‘dream’ practicum with Whitecaps

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A lot of thoughts passed through Nik Tanaskovic’s mind as he prepared for the interview. “This would be huge for...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Matt Drake, Tony Devenyi snag Leos

The desk in the dimly-lit room is littered with drug paraphernalia: a syringe, matches, a nickel-sized Ziploc bag of powder,...

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Fine & Applied Arts

Indigenous New Zealander David Geary teaches screenwriting with respect

David Geary’s classroom introductions are a little different than most...
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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Reel life meets real life at this grad show

It’s show and tell time for students in Cap’s Documentary program. After eight months of late nights and hard work,...

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Alumni

Watch out for the Edwards brothers!

Capilano University’s Bosa Centre for Film and Animation building might one day have an Edwards wing, if all continues to...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Bosa Centre for Film & Animation open house

It may be only a few years old, but this huge, glassy rectangle perched on the slopes above North Vancouver...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Student Life

7 pieces of awesome advice from Cap U alumni

When was the last time you got some great advice? Maybe at the holiday dinner table? Then again, it’s probably...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

Canada’s biggest Hobbit fan

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Etched in ink on the delicate skin of her wrist is “One Last Time” in Dwarvish runes, but Bianca Poroliseanu’s...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

8 alumni films in Whistler Film Festival

Capilano U alumni are making a big impression at this year’s Whistler Film Festival, with eight alumni films in the...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Kyle Gest: From film school to podcast fandom

When Kyle Gest launched his podcast, The Lapse Storytelling Project, he never dreamed it would be topping iTunes charts a...

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Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

The secret to success at STORYHIVE

When was the last time you experienced some real last-minute, high-stakes competition? Racing against the clock, the prize in sight,...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Vote for alumni comedies in CBC ComedyCoup

It’s not only Movember, it’s Votetember! We’ve always known how talented and funny our acting and motion picture arts grads...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Geoff Hewat wins Coldfront online film festival

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Congratulations to third-year Motion Picture Arts student, Geoff Hewat for taking first prize in the Coldfront film festival! After watching...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Ken Matheson: Former B.C. cop now produces docs

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Twenty years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 20 years as an outdoor guide—then Clearwater, B.C.’s Ken Matheson figured out...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

An afternoon with animator Nora Twomey

“What you do now as a student, and the relationships you build, can inform the next 20 years,” said animator...

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Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Disability not a disadvantage at this film camp

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“My friend Donna Langille called me right after graduation and said ‘hey I have this really great idea’ and we...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Sights and sounds: The story of Max and Juggy

When Maximilian Krieger was just a year old, his brother noticed something was wrong. It was as though little Max couldn’t quite see clearly. A visit to the doctor confirmed...
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