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#1 Ian Forbes

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:49 PM

This is my new reel, I am a 23 year old cinematographer based in Scotland, any feedback on my reel would be greatly appreciated. I am looking to study at the NFTS to develop my visual storytelling.



Thanks for your time!

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#2 Steven Cameron Ferguson

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:27 PM

Lovely work!

Have you applied for the NFTS this year? I've also applied. Just waiting to hear back!!
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:29 PM

Thank you, yes I have made my application for 2012. Just waiting to hear back and see if I get an interview. Do you have an online showreel?
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:44 PM

Just watched you showreel on vimeo, thought it was fantastic.
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:22 PM

This showreel?

I just heard back the other day and have my interview next Monday!!
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:36 PM


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#7 Ian Forbes

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:13 AM




That's fantastic that you have been selected for interview. I have not received any notification of an interview so I am still waiting with my fingers crossed!
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 12:04 PM

What day did you find out about your interview? Was it an email, phone call or a letter? I hate this waiting.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 05:26 PM

It was an email only heard late Friday afternoon though - I can;t believe how long it takes for them to get back to you - been biting my nails for weeks and will have to cancel a holiday if I get through to the workshop (it's at the end of the month). Good Luck!
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:33 AM

Thanks for letting me know Steven, I hope that they are still in the process of sending out the invitations to interview. Good luck with yours.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:27 PM

Did you find out about interviews then?
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:28 AM

Hi, Unfortunately I was not offered an interview. I don't know the reasons why I wasn't offered an interview, and they say that they won't give me any feedback. How did your interview go, have you heard about the selection workshop yet?

Did you have any contacts at the NFTS or any prior connection before the application process?

Cheers,

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

Hi Ian,

i had no connections. I had applied last year as a 'late applicant' with a rough cut of my grad film. Went for interview but wasn't really ready for it. Interview went well this year though so fingers crossed. They told me they had over 300 applicants and only had 30 interviews.

To be honest it seems to be no judgement on your work per se, they seemed really keen on this idea of having a diverse range of students - wahtever that means.

Should hear back next week about workshop stage - just hoping I get puled through on a 'token scot' card!

I think your reel was more impressive than mine looking at it so no idea what the thinking is. Best of luck with everything!
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#14 Ian Forbes

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:44 PM

I wish you best of luck Steven, I hope you get in. Thanks, that is kind of you to say that about my work. I am going to try set up a meeting at the NFTS to have a discussion with the head of cinematography to discuss my application for next year, they don't seem to want to give feedback, I can understand with the numbers involved.

I am going to continue working freelance and hopefully move down to London later this year or early next year. I would be glad meet you and to work with you at some point. Let me know how the rest of the process goes for you.

Best,

Ian
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:47 AM

kl. Will let you know how it all goes. Should hear tomorrow about the next stage, fingers crossed. Will give you a shout if anything comes up that could work together on - good to know there are other young DP's about trying to fight their way in!!

Steven
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#16 mo samra

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:01 PM

hey guys,

just wondering is NFTS a good film school to go to?
i went on there site, and wasn't really impressed. any information on it would be wonderful!
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